Counselor Education and Supervision, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The applied Doctorate of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision is a gateway to opportunities in the fields of counselor education, higher education, and advanced clinical practice in professional counseling and supervision. 

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs  (CACREP).
  • Students can explore a wide array of research interests and afforded opportunities to present and attend regional and national conferences.
  • Conveniently scheduled to meet the needs of working professionals.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a counseling-related field from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Personal statement submitted by answering prompt questions in the online application and will be evaluated for your writing skills and responses to open-ended, expressive writing.
  • Writing sample either from your master’s program or employment. This cannot include your master’s capstone project, but should reflect your professional writing skills.
  • Three letters of recommendation focusing upon your academic potential as well as your promise to become an effective counselor, educator, supervisor, or advanced practitioner from the referent’s knowledge about the applicant’s academic and professional performance. One of the recommendations must be from your master’s program. If you graduated from Minnesota State Mankato, full-time faculty in the department may NOT be used as references, but adjunct faculty may be used as references.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start March 1 March 1
Spring Start N/A N/A
Summer Start N/A N/A

Time to Completion: 5 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Tracy Peed

 Counselor Education and Supervision Website