Counselor Education and Supervision

Program Summary

Our doctoral program in counselor education and supervision will give you advanced preparation for a career as a supervisor of counseling or to teach counselor education and supervision at the college level. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Area(s) of Emphasis: Supervision, Teaching, Research and Leadership

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3*

*At least one letter must be from an individual holding a doctoral degree and/or able to speak to your academic aptitude.

Additional Application Requirements: Brief written personal statement of goals, official transcripts, complete the Ph.D. applicant essay (PDF), submit a current resume or CV; and if invited, attend the Pre-Admissions Workshop. If you're an international student, you must also submit official English translations of your academic records and all test scores, including the TOEFL or IELTS.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline. This is a firm deadline. There is only fall admission.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Early Admission November 15 November 15 
General Admission February 1 February 1
Late Admission April 1 April 1

Contact Us

Department of Counseling and Higher Education
200 Gabel Hall
Program website
cahe@niu.edu
815-753-1448

Admissions Coordinator
Kimberly A. Hart
cahc_admissions@niu.edu
815-753-5749

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