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Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

The faculty in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology are pleased to offer a doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Our two master's degrees in school counseling and mental health counseling are both accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Standards (CACREP). The doctoral program has been designed in alignment with the 2016 CACREP Standards and we will pursue accreditation vigorously as we have with our other programs. Graduates of our programs will be trained according to the highest standards within a culture that focuses on professionalism and personal attention. This handbook and the associated links will provide with further information about the program. As the program is still relatively new, please keep in mind that the handbook will be "living" document. We will continue to improve and develop the program as it unfolds.

Counselor Education and Supervision is a unique area of training that includes doctoral level educational and experiential preparation to prepare graduates for careers such as advanced clinical practitioners and clinical supervisors, administrators in mental health agencies and school settings, and as educators in higher education in counselor education departments. Looking forward, the need for well-trained professionals in these areas is expected to grow. Our program includes a few unique components.

1. Students will specialize in either school counseling or mental health counseling and they will complete specialized coursework and experiential training in their chosen area.

2. All students will complete a series of courses in rural issues in counseling and leadership.

3. Students will design a personalized internship experience, in conjunction with their advisor and doctoral committee that will allow them to further develop a deeper level of specialization in chosen areas such as play therapy, career counseling, group counseling and other areas to be determined.


More about internship can be located in the Doctoral Handbook (found on the left hand column under "Student Resources." The basic outline of the 63 hour doctoral program is included in the Program of Study.

*Please note: Prospective students should complete the Application for Admission to the Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prior to the Graduate School Application.

Program of Study

Course Rotation Chart

Application for Admission to the Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Graduate School Application

Financial Aid

Graduate Assistanships

Tuition Rates

If you have further questions about pursuing an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at EKU, please contact:

Dr. Carol Sommer, Doctoral Program Director at

Dr. Ken Engebretson, Interim Department Chair at

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