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Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

At Eastern Kentucky University, we strive for excellence!  The Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Concentration provides the training and mentoring needed to pursue the following career paths: 

  • School Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health
  • Supervision 
  • Administrative Leadership in a mental health setting
  • Counselor Educator

The need for well-trained professionals in these areas is expected to grow.  EKU has what you need to achieve your higher learning goals!  Our program includes a few unique components.

  1. Students will specialize in either school counseling or mental health counselingSpecialized coursework and experiential training will be completed in the chosen area.
  2. All students will complete a series of courses on rural issues in counseling and leadership.
  3. Students will design a personalized internship experience, in conjunction with their advisor and doctoral committee, to develop a 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

If you have further questions about pursuing an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, contact Dr. Carol Sommer, Doctoral Program Director at

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counselor Education at Eastern Kentucky University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), School Counseling (M.A.Ed.), and the doctoral concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision program in Counselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D.).

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