Counselor Education and Supervision Doctorate (Ph.D.)

Kansas State University has offered CACREP-accredited counseling programs since 1999. As our programs transition from in-person modalities to 100% digitally delivered, our programs will undergo review for CACREP standards compliance. The content of the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision program is fully compliant with CACREP standards, and the online modality will be reviewed for accreditation consideration in 2024.

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The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares graduates for professional leadership roles in counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practice, and research. The doctoral program is designed for those who aspire to careers in counselor education at colleges and universities; teaching, counseling, and supervision at community colleges; director of counseling programs in P-12 programs; consultation to community agencies, business/industry, and/or state departments; counseling and supervisory positions in student development; and/or, mental health private practice counseling. Graduates will complete the program with the coursework to apply for a mental health counseling license.

The program requires a minimum of 96 hours post baccalaureate and includes coursework in counseling, supervision, teaching, leadership, and research, culminating in a dissertation that is a unique contribution to the field. Students develop an area of focus of 6 hours of courses outside of the department planned with concurrence of the committee. The program includes a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation research.

Minimum 96 credit hours post baccalaureate
100% Online

Program Fast Facts (PDF)

See the Cashiers and Student Accounts website for tuition and fee schedules.