Duquesne University  

This CACREP accredited, the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision program prepares graduates to acquire faculty positions and assume leadership positions in mental health and school settings. Students receive intense training in counseling, teaching, supervision, research, and advocacy. Classes are held during weeknights and some weekends. The coursework is completed within two-and-half-years.

Strengths of the 60-credit Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision program include:

CACREP Accredidation: The Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision program accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which means that the program has a nationally recognized and rigorous curriculum. Programs that receive CACREP accreditation have demonstrated a commitment to high admissions, academic and fieldwork standards and current best practices in counselor preparation and program improvement. Counselor preparation programs that are accredited by CACREP must hire faculty who have earned a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. This has increased the marketability of graduates of CACREP accredited doctoral programs. Counseling psychology or clinical psychology graduates are generally not eligible for counselor education faculty positions

Graduate Assistantship (GA) Positions: Some full- and part-time graduate assistant positions are available

Success of Graduates: Graduates have been very successful in obtaining faculty and leadership positions in the region and nationally

Executive Model: Courses are held during weeknights and Saturdays, which permits for employment, and many of the students maintain full-time employment

Time to Degree: The coursework is completed within two-and-a-half (2.5) years. Some students have earned their degree within three years. The curriculum involves 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 6 credits during the summer semesters

Faculty: The faculty members have considerable professional experience and are active within the profession as scholars, supervisors, counselors, and consultants. The faculty members have extensive relationships with the community agencies, universities, and schools in the Pittsburgh area

Focus: Students receive extensive training in counseling, supervision, teaching and research

Research Orientation: The Program emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative research

University’s Reputation: Duquesne University has a national and growing reputation. Duquesne is ranked as a Top tier university (US News & World Report, 2018)

Campus/City: Duquesne University is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, a vibrant and safe city that has been recognized world-wide for its livability, welcoming atmosphere and professional opportunity. In 2014, The Economist again named Pittsburgh the most livable city in the contiguous United States, and The Travel Channel has called Pittsburgh “… bubbling over with young people helping to redefine the city.”

Institution Location

600 Forbes Avenue
109 Canevin Hall
Pittsburgh PA, US
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Counselor Education and Supervision

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Madeleine Stevens
  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning October 1, 1996
  • Accreditation Start Date: January 4, 1998
  • Accreditation Expiration: March 31, 2025
  • Accreditation Status: Accredited

Status Information

The doctoral program was found to meet all standards in a satisfactory way.