Capella University

PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Capella University's online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program prepares you to lead in the counseling profession.

This program includes online coursework, residencies, and field experiences designed to build your clinical, teaching, research, and supervisory skills. Capella's degree program is one of few available online, and provides opportunities for you to potentially fulfill your internship experience by working with other counseling students enrolled in Capella's CACREP-accredited master's degree programs.

Your CACREP-accredited PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program includes 5 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called residencies), fieldwork (including practicum and internships), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

With an PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella, you'll be able to lead and advocate for inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance, evaluate the current theories and practices of the counseling profession, and demonstrate commitment to one's personal and professional development. Additionally, you'll have the skills to conduct and contribute valid, reliable, and ethical research in the counseling profession, practice social and professional ethics, and think critically and write effectively in one's discipline.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision include therapist, counselor educator, faculty member, nonprofit manager or crisis center director. Potential workplaces include: community mental health center, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment center, government agency, nonprofit organization, prison or group home.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

This specialization requires course work and clinical experience, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship. Doctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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