Counselor Education and Supervision

The Counselor Education and Supervision Program at the University of Arkansas is committed to providing quality education and training for individuals pursuing counseling positions in a variety of settings. Master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees are offered. It is housed in the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions.

The three M.S. cognates, below, and the Ph.D. in counselor education are nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Three Cognates in the Master's Degree Program

Clinical Mental Health Counseling -- Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling. This formerly was called community counseling. CACREP standards

Rehabilitation Counseling -- Students who are preparing to specialize as rehabilitation counselors will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address varied issues within the rehabilitation counseling context. Rehabilitation counselors work collaboratively with individuals with disabilities, their support systems, and their environments to achieve their personal, social, psychological, and vocational goals. CACREP standards

School Counseling -- Students who are preparing to specialize as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all P–12 students through data-informed school counseling programs. CACREP standards

Counseling Services for the Community

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Counselor Education and Supervision Program is offering free, virtual mental health counseling to anyone interested. This service is provided by graduate students who are in the internship phase of their counseling training. They are supervised by a faculty member and a doctoral student. The service consists of brief counseling support for minor/moderate anxiety and depression symptoms, along with general stress during this time due to, for example, financial, workplace or relational issues. Interested individuals may email for more information.