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Counseling: Mental Health Counseling

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The Mental Health Counseling concentration prepares students to work in a variety of community agency settings and/or eventual private practice. Students completing this concentration will have met the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider status. 

Admission Requirements

Course Plan

What opportunities are available with this degree?

* This degree provides the educational training for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  State licensure as an LPC requires a minimum of two years post-master’s  clinical work under the supervision of a licensed or certified mental health profession.


  • Private Practice
  • Integrated delivery systems
  • Hospitals
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Community agencies
  • Managed behavioral healthcare organizations
  • Substance abuse treatments
  • Vocational rehabilitation centers