Reasons To Apply

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. Here are five reasons to get your Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

CACREP Accredited

Streamlines the licensure process for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). Most states' LPC/LPCC laws (including Minnesota) define required coursework and qualifying clinical experience by the CACREP standards.

Class Size

Class sizes target the professional development of students in a comfortable class setting that is not overcrowded and dedicated to enhancing counselor education and supervision competency. Smaller class sizes assist with the enrichment of the student’s ability to have thorough interactions with faculty members and interpersonal skill building among cohort members.


Program collected vital statistics show graduates are highly sought after and have displayed proven success regarding employability within higher education and advanced clinical settings.

Flexible Career Opportunities

With an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision career opportunities exist in settings such as Counselor Education Faculty, Higher Education Leadership, Advanced Clinical Practice, and Advanced Clinical Supervision.


Students can explore a wide array of research interests and afforded opportunities to present and attend regional and national conferences. Faculty members within the department have diverse research backgrounds and are dedicated to propelling students in becoming leading research practitioners in the counseling education and supervision field.