• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Counselor Education and Supervision program is offered by University of Arizona .

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: 

  • preparing students to effectively integrate theory and clinical counseling practice
  • preparing students to become effective clinical supervisors
  • preparing students to become skilled teachers, acquiring knowledge and skills in pedagogy and teaching methods that constitute best practice in counselor education
  • preparing students to conduct rigorous research on important questions relevant to counseling and the counseling profession
  • 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    76 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistical Methods in Education
  • Qualitative Methods in Education
  • Recent Advances in Special Education and Rehabilitation
  • Single-Subject Research 
  • Factor Analysis Techniques in Education 
  • Multivariate Methods in Educational Research
  • Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.   Applicant may use employers and professors as references.
  • Resume
  • Personal interview
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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