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Counseling: Concentration Clinical 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

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.  To apply for admission, click here.


Sample Course Plan

Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, MS


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

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU has not made a determination whether APSU’s programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US state or territory.  APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.