Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
The program in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) was first established in 1962 as a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation. It was endorsed by the Arizona Board of Regents as the only such program in the state of Arizona to meet rehabilitation education, research and service needs within Arizona and the nation. The program prepares professionals to address, in some capacity, the serivce needs of adult individuals with disabilities.
The mission of the Ph. D. degree Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Arizona is to prepare counselor educators and supervisors who identify as professional counselors and who are knowledgeable in all areas of applicable CACREP standards. Graduates consider their role to be that of leaders and advocates for social justice in addition to being scholars and educators who contribute to the advancement of the counseling profession in a diverse world. The graduates of our CES Program may therefore assume a variety of roles in connection with this mission. However, the majority of our students plan to fulfill the role of scholar-practitioner at the university level and teach within counselor education programs, an area of major need nationally.
Counselors who wish to enhance their leadership, teaching and research skills often pursue the doctoral degree program. Applicants must meet all the academic requirements of the University of Arizona Graduate College and hold a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program or have completed equivalent coursework. While guidelines regarding doctoral course requirements are provided, a doctoral sequence of study is uniquely developed to meet the goals and needs of an individual candidate.