Counselor Education and Supervision PhD

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is a nationally accredited program (CACREP) that provides students with advanced clinical training and supervision as well as opportunities for scholarly activity in the field of counseling. A primary focus of the program is to equip students to become counselor educators. Students who pursue this degree usually want one or more of the following from the program.
  • Advanced clinical training that will better equip students to become private practitioners or directors of clinical agencies
  • Training in supervision that will enable licensed professional counselors to become board approved supervisors
  • Preparation to become counselor educators

A master's in counseling or closely related field is the preferred master's degree for admission consideration.  Contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator, Vicky Turner, if you do not have a master's in Counseling before applying.


Doctoral Admission Packet

Program Admission Packet

Departmental Website

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  •  4 Letters of Recommendation - 2 of the 4 letters must be from people that hold a doctoral degree

  • Counseling Essay
  • Statement of Goals:  Use the statement of goals form
    Additional page can be added.
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Official General Test GRE Scores

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Official PTE (at least overall 53 or higher), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

 This program only has 1 start per year: SUMMER 

  • Early admission consideration for summer start deadline:  October 15
  • All required documents for a complete application file must be at the Graduate School by the October 15 deadline.
  • Interviews by invitation only 
  • Regular admission consideration for summer start deadline:  March 1
  • All required documents for a complete application file must be at the Graduate School by the March 1 deadline.
  • Interviews by invitation only