Counselor Education and Supervision

The Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Program at Kent State University is located in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (EHHS). CES is a part of the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences (LDES).

At the master's degree level, the CES Program focuses on two areas: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. A doctoral degree (Ph.D.) is offered in Counselor Education and Supervision. The CES faculty members are advocates for the counseling profession and are affiliated with the American Counseling Association.

Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) is proud to say that our program has propelled many graduates into successful careers as counselors, supervisors, leaders, and university professors throughout Ohio and other states.


  • Nationally accredited master’s and doctoral programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the national accrediting body representing standards of excellence in the counseling profession.
  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling has approved curriculum from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.
  • The School Counseling program has approved curriculum from the Ohio Department of Education.
  • The program utilizes an in-house counseling center (The Counseling Center) for training purposes. The Counseling Center is considered one of the largest counseling centers in the nation.

Counseling at Kent State University has its roots in over seventy years of history, having been instituted in 1946 as the first counselor preparation program in Northern Ohio. The CES's Program’s founder, Professor Dwight Arnold, was one of the pioneers in school counseling and group guidance in the United States.

We take pride in the graduates from our Program! Many have distinguished themselves as counselors, supervisors, leaders, and university professors throughout Ohio and in other states.

Counselor Education and Supervision Program Outcomes


Chi Sigma Iota, Kappa Sigma Upsilon Annual Supervision Symposium: Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM in White Hall 200

CES Master's Comprehensive Exam: Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7:20 PM - 10:00 PM in White Hall 211

CES Master's Pre Practicum Exam: Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in White Hall 205 and Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in White Hall 205 

CES Doctoral Comprehensive Exam: Wednesday, May 10; Thursday,  May 11; and Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in White Hall 203


Contact Information

Chelsea Russ
CES Administrator

Lynne Guillot-Miller, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
CES Master's Programs Coordinator

Jane Cox, Ph.D., PCC-s
Associate Professor
CES Doctoral Program Coordinator