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Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Ph.D. degree in Counseling Education and Supervision offers advanced professional preparation for those intending to become university professors of counseling and advanced-level clinical supervisors.

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The CES faculty provides knowledge and mentorship in counseling related research, clinical supervision, and instruction in counselor preparation programs.

The program is designed to help students develop awareness, knowledge, and skills in counseling, supervision, teaching, research, and professional leadership for those who are intending to become university professors of counseling and clinical supervisors. 

The program faculty and current students work consistently to create a collegial and collaborative community of acceptance, mentorship, and professional networking within the university, regionally, and nationally.

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision requires a minimum of 105 semester hours, including:

  • 30 semester hours (maximum) from master’s degree coursework
  • 24 credit hours of CES coursework
  • 15 credit hours of research coursework
  • 9 credit hours of internship
  • 15 credit hours of dissertation

Program Outcomes Report

Last year, there were 3 graduates of Northern Illinois University’s Counselor Education and Supervision program. Of the admitted students, 85% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 66% of those program graduates responding to surveys who are actively seeking jobs are employed.

Contact

CAHC_Admissions@niu.edu

815-753-5749

Faculty

Adam Carter

Suzanne Degges-White

Melissa Fickling

Teresa A. Fisher

Dana Isawi

Jane Rheineck

Scott Wickman

Questions?

Ph.D. CES Program FAQ

Ph.D. CES Program Flyer

Deadlines

Fall Semester: February 1st
(early summer enrollment may be possible)

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