A student’s Program of Study for the Ph.D. degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) prepares counselor educators who possess outstanding skills and knowledge, who are prepared to practice in diverse, multicultural settings, consistent with both ethical and evidence-based practice within the counseling profession. It accomplishes this through these objectives: 1) preparing students to effectively integrate theory and clinical counseling practice; 2) preparing students to become effective clinical supervisors; 3) preparing students to become skilled teachers, acquiring knowledge and skills in pedagogy and teaching methods that constitute best practice in counselor education; 4) preparing students to conduct rigorous research on important questions relevant to counseling and the counseling profession; and 5) preparing students to engage in self- reflection regarding diversity and multiculturalism in counseling, and acquire both the skills and the commitment to effectively advocate on and individual, group and system level. The CES Doctoral Program requires a minimum of 76 credits, including 67 credits of CES major coursework and 9 credits in the minor specialization area.
Advisor Dr. Linda Shaw
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies. The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.
College of Education
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Three (3) letters of recommendation. Applicant may use employers and professors as references.
Relevant experience (one (1) year preferred)
A master’s degree from a CORE accredited Rehabilitation program. If a student has a different degree, he/she may have to take a deficiency coursework determined by the faculty
Unofficial copies of transcripts from institutions attended. Applicants recommended for admission will be required to submit final official transcripts to the Graduate College admissions office.
GRE scores must not be older than five years
Required test(s): GRE
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The CES Doctoral Program requires a minimum of 76 credits, including 67 credits of CES major coursework and 9 credits in the minor specialization area. The Curriculum requirements are as follows:
PhD Program Curriculum in Counselor Education and Supervision
*Revised April 17, 2019
RESEARCH AND STATISTICS CORE (7 credits):
ADVANCED RESEARCH (9 credits) such as
COUNSELING CORE (21 credits):
PRACTICUM (3 credits)
INTERNSHIP (9 credits)
DISSERTATION (18 credits)
MAJOR CREDITS: 67 credits
MINOR CREDITS: 9 credits
TOTAL CREDITS = 76 credits
NOTE: Students who do not have a Masters degree in a CACREP-accredited Masters program may be required to complete additional masters level coursework. For those students wishing to transfer courses into their Program of Study from another university, a petition must be submitted to the student’s academic advisor within the first semester of matriculation. Courses completed more than five years prior to admission need to be repeated.
The Graduate Program in CES at the University of Arizona includes coursework in several areas. Students will graduate with a Ph.D. degree in the major area of CES within the DPS Department and a Minor in a related area. The Ph.D. program in CES includes coursework in Counseling, Research and Statistics, Teaching and Supervision, Leadership and Advocacy, and others.
Please see above for minor requirements. Otherwise, no electives are required.
Students are required to complete several benchmark exams, including the qualifying exam, comprehensive exam (written and oral portions), and dissertation defense.
All students are required to declare a minor in an area related to counselor education and supervision. In consultation with the major advisor, the student will identify a minor adviser who will assist the student in identifying appropriate course work within the minor area. Minor courses must be included in the Plan of Study which is approved by the student's committee.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||37.5%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||n/a|
|Enrollment Percent Male||33.33%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||66.67%|
|Enrollment Percent International||22.22%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||33.33%|