Counselor Education and Supervision - Prospective Students

Doctoral applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview after December 15th. The on-campus interview will be held January 25, 2016. Please save the date if you have applied! We will notify invited applicants after December 15, 2015.

We welcome your interest in our doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Our dynamic program is designed to meet the changing needs of a global society, CACREP accreditation standards, licensing requirements in the field of counselor education and the professional and academic needs of the students and faculty. The current program is comprised of a four core areas: counseling, supervision, theory and instruction and research. Students select an emphasis area in which they choose a focus for their training. The four emphasis areas are (child and adolescent, couples and family, school, and gerontological counseling). Students may also consider a doctoral minor in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership as a substitute for the emphasis area requirement. Many students opt into the Doctoral Minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods which is available to students in any UNC doctoral program with the approval of their doctoral program advisor.

The Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision is approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WICHE’s 15-state region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Under this approval, students from the other 14 states can attend UNC at the Colorado resident graduate tuition rate rather than the non-resident rate.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

If you are interested in our program or would like more information please contact Dr. Jennifer Murdock, Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program Coordinator at

Prospective International Applicants

 Please refer to the following website for details

The following are the requirements for the UNC Graduate School and additional information is available on the Graduate School's Web site.

  • TOEFL score – 550 Paper Based Test (PBT), 213 Computer Based Test (CBT), 80 Internet Based Test (IBT), Intensive English Language Test (IELT) of 7. The test results should be submitted to UNC from testing agency. UNC school code is 4074.
  • Completion of a degree program from an accredited US institution within the previous two years.
  • Students without the above can apply for admission to UNC’s Intensive English Language Program.