Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Master's

The Counseling and Psychology master's degree with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares skilled professionals to provide mental health services to individuals and groups in public and private settings. Graduates of this program often obtain LPC licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor) with a Mental Health Service Provider endorsement, allowing graduates to work with cases of a more diagnostic and clinical nature. Licensure requires supervised clinical experience beyond the hours required for a degree.

Special emphasis is placed on personal and professional development to become effective mental health service providers for the larger community and region. The program is committed to serving the diverse population of the region and strives to recruit students and faculty that are representative of our regional diversity.  This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students completing the 60-hour master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are eligible to earn an Ed.S. in School Counseling for an additional 18 credit hours of course work leading to School Counselor licensure with the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Counseling and Psychology graduate program are required to have:

    1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
    2. Undergraduate Coursework: Undergraduate coursework in psychology
    3. Letters of Recommendation: three letters of recommendation from faculty members or other persons who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student
    4. English Language Proficiency: International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »

Admission is not guaranteed. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis.

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Degree Details

Degree: Master of Arts
Major: Counseling and Psychology
Concentration: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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College of Graduate Studies
Derryberry Hall 306
(931) 372-3233
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