Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision


Program mission

The mission of the Counselor Education & Supervision program at Mount Mary University is to develop a diverse holistic learning community that prepares students as counselor educators and supervisors with a strong counselor identity, advocacy and leadership skills, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice. The Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Program prepares highly ethical and advocacy driven counselor educators, administrators, supervisors, researchers, clinicians and leaders by providing students with a comprehensive multicultural and social justice education. 

Program overview

Licensed Professional Counselors, School Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, and other master’s level mental health professionals are eligible to apply to the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education & Supervision. Graduates of this Ph.D. program will be prepared to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, administrators, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. 

The Ph.D. in CES program prepares culturally competent counselor educators to teach and train masters level counselors. Doctoral students will gain knowledge and skills in diverse, multicultural settings, consistent with both ethical and evidence-based practice within the counseling profession.

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Program Objectives

The following objectives are relevant to all students in the Ph.D. in CES program regardless of area of concentration. The objectives are met through students' involvement with course work, related experiences, practicum, and the internship. The objectives of the program are as follows:

  1. To prepare students to effectively integrate theory and clinical counseling practice;
  2. To prepare students to become effective multicultural clinical supervisors;
  3. To prepare students to become skilled multicultural teachers, acquiring knowledge and skills in pedagogy and teaching methods that constitute best practice in counselor education;
  4. To prepare students to conduct rigorous research on important questions relevant to the counseling profession;
  5. To prepare students to engage in counseling leadership; and
  6. To prepare students to engage in critical self-reflection regarding diversity and multiculturalism and acquire both the skills and the commitment to effectively advocate at the individual, group, and system level

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Program features

  • 78 semester hour program (candidates may be eligible to transfer up to 30 semester master's degree credits if they graduate from a CACREP master's program)
  • Internship experiences are designed to allow students to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills that provide graduates extensive experience in supervision, teaching, and research.
  • Counseling practicum placements are located within the community and provide students with opportunities to advance their counseling skills under Ph.D. level professionals’ supervision. Students with post-master’s work experience as a licensed professional may receive full or partial credit towards their clinical requirement.
  • Program accreditation The Ph.D. in CES program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). MMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Ph.D. in CES program is approved by the HLC.


More information

We look forward to helping you take the next step in your career. If you have any questions about this program please contact:

Marion E Toscano, PhD

Program Director for Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

(414) 930-3420

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