Good evening all, I am currently applying to the University of the Cumberlands PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. http://gradweb.ucumberlands.edu/education/edd/ces This is an on-line program, hear me out. This program is CACREP accredited, and despite what the website says, I called CACREP and it turns out the program is accredited for 8 years. http://www.cacrep.org/program/counselor-education-and-supervision/ Currently there are 5 online accredited programs. 2 of which are for-profit schools (Capella and Walden) The other 3 schools are (Regent, Oregon State University and the University of the Cumberlands). http://www.cacrep.org/directory/?state=&dl%5B%5D=D&pt_id=&pc%5B%5D=80&pc_logic=any&keywords=&submitthis= This program is just as accredited as the other PhD program but much cheaper. Additionally, while the school isn't widely know, it is CACREP accredited and many schools seeking that accreditation for their MA programs need PhD with this specific degree and accredited by this body. I called CACREP and the program checks out. I live in New York, there are no schools in New York City that offer the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. The facility are legit PhD's for various colleges: http://gradweb.ucumberlands.edu/psychology/mapc/faculty The program handbook seems comprehensive and the alumni and current students seem very helpful. http://www.ucumberlands.edu/downloads/academics/catalogs/graduate/CES2015-16.pdf Here is the goal. I want to complete this program to teach at a college. Perhaps do some writing as well. Reasons: Not many CES PhD''s are local due to schools not offering the degree locally. Schools may be interested in me if I do complete this degree as it satisfy the requirements for programs seeks CACREP accreditation. The program is nearly half of the price as other programs with similar credentials. I'd like some of your thoughts regarding this program and what do you think it? What do you think of my rationale? I know online programs tend to have bad reps but this is connected to a brick and mortar school and is a non-profit University. I look forward to all comments!