The Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Program at Kent State University is 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 three areas: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation 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.

The faculty in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University strive to be student centered, research-informed, ethically sound, and culturally responsive.

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.
  • The Program awarded $16,750 in scholarships to CES students AY2022-2023
  • Dr. Marty Jencius selected 2023 American Counseling Association Fellow
  • Dr. Cassie Storlie selected as 78th President of Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a division of the American Counseling Association
  • Dr. Cynthia Osborn awarded Kent State University’s 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award

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

Professional Licensure Disclosure
This Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Counselor Education and Supervision scholarship recipients 2020-2021

  • McKayla Stevens received the Virginia Harvey Scholarship. 
  • Elias Decker and Haley Shadle received the Kathleen Newman Scholarship.
  • Shelby Wyant received the Milton E. Wilson Scholarship.
  • Fatemeh Dehghan Manshadi, Tiffany Oshinsky, and Alexis Pozega received the Janice Yesenosky Scholarship.

Congratulations to our students!