Counseling at Kent State University has its roots in nearly 80 years of history, having been instituted in 1946 as the first counselor preparation program in Northern Ohio.

Program founder Professor Dwight Arnold was one of the pioneers in school counseling and group guidance in the United States. Since 1946, our program has produced exceptional graduates, and we take immense pride in their achievements!

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, and we are 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.