Counselor Education Program (MA, PhD)

Doctoral Program in Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program is a nationally-recognized and regionally preeminent program in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan consistent with the public metropolitan mission of the University of Toledo. Toward this end, the Program offers student-centered programs that integrate learning, discovery, and engagement, so that both traditional and nontraditional students may achieve their highest potential in an environment that embraces and celebrates human diversity, respect for the individual, and freedom of expression. The Program commits itself to achieving excellence through direct service to students, distance learning opportunities, research contributions to the professional knowledge base, and partnerships with community schools, agencies, and healthcare providers.

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The doctoral program in Counselor Education is intended to prepare professional leaders in their respective fields. Applicants are expected to possess the entry-level knowledge and skills received at the master's level. The doctoral program objectives and curricular experiences reflect an extension of those offered at the master's level.

Applicants to the doctoral program in Counselor Education are expected to possess all of the knowledge and skills required of graduates of a CACREP-accredited entry-level program in counselor education. The doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision provides advanced preparation in:

  1. Supervision
  2. Advanced Counseling Practice,
  3. Teaching,
  4. Research,
  5. & Professional Leadership and Advocacy

Program objectives specific to these areas have been developed for the doctoral program in Counselor Education. Click on this link to get a copy of the Doctoral Plan of Study to review our curriculum.

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The program welcomes inquiries into its programs. Interested persons and potential applicants should contact Madeline Clark, PhD, Doctoral Program Coordinator ( 

Persons applying for admission to doctoral study in Counselor Education must meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and the Counselor Education program. Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to read the Doctoral Student Handbook.  The deadlines for submitting applications for admission to the program are September 15 (January start), January 15 (August start), and May 15 (August start).

The Counselor Education program has an equal opportunity admissions policy and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, or disability. It is a policy of the Counselor Education program to encourage individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, or social backgrounds to apply for admission.


We have a Doctoral Program new student orientation every fall and spring semester. If accepted, you will be invited to this orientation by the doctoral program coordinator. Upon acceptance, you will also be assigned a faculty advisor. Click on this link to get a copy of the Doctoral Plan of Study to review our curriculum and prepare for orientation/advising.


The Doctoral program in Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) located at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA  22314, Telephone Number: 703-535-5990.


Last Updated: 9/15/22