Applicants pursuing a concentration in counseling have two choices: Mental Health Counseling (below) or School Counseling. The prerequisite for pursuing this degree is 12 hours of psychology or psychology related courses that should include: general psychology, human development, statistics, and abnormal (or closely related). Candidates should plan a specified program with their graduate committees. If seeking a master's degree in counseling in either of these concentrations must request admission to candidacy before completing nine hours of graduate course work.
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.
48 hours required core courses + 12-15 hours electives = 60-63 hours
Required Core (48-51 hours):
Electives Options (choose 12 hours minimum):
Total: 60 - 63 Hours
*Successful completion of a comprehensive exam is also required.
For more information please contact the Coordinator for Mental Health Counseling (Dr. Nicole Knickmeyer).