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Department of Counseling and Human Services

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Counseling and Human Services

Welcome! To the Department of Counseling and Human Services

CSHS Faculty 2015

The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers curriculum leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

We offer both a Master's and Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Services as well as house two minor offerings:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Family Studies


We offer a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling with four possible concentrations:

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • Elementary/Secondary School Counseling
  • Counseling in Higher Education settings
  • Couples and Family Therapy

Additionally, we offer the Ed. S. in Counselor Leadership concentration of the Educational Leadership major in collaboration with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. We also house ETSU's Service Learning and America Reads programs. Please note the Department of Human Development and Learning formerly housed these programs.

The Department of Counseling and Human Services of East Tennessee State University prepares competent, ethical, self-reflective, and caring counseling and human services professionals committed to improving the human condition and affirm the unique identifies of the individuals they serve through supportive wellness, counseling, and educational services.  In addition, we seek improvement in accessibility, accountability, and coordination of services for all. Each of our degree and service programs provides students with the skills, knowledge and awareness to succeed in their chosen field.

The Department of Counseling and Human Services, and the program within, do not condone or engage in discrimination based on age, color, culture, disability, ethnic group, gender/gender identity, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, marital status, veteran status, or socioeconomic statusSee our Mission, Purpose, and Goals statements.

Specific opportunities and curricular/extra curricular requirements are listed under the respective programs. Each of our programs incorporates clinical or service opportunities, such as practicums, internships, or other field placements congruent with program standards and the professional goals of students.

This is an exciting time for us. We continue to have new initiatives as well as to review current offerings to assure we are offering quality programs and services to our students, the Clemmer College of Education, ETSU, and our community. We hope you find what you are looking for on our site. Please contact us for more information!

Department Spotlight

Congratulations to the faculty, students, alumni, and partners for the 2015-2016 College of Education Awards!

  • Dr. Brent Morrow – Outstanding Service
  • Kelly Sheets – Outstanding Graduate Student in Counseling and Human Services
  • Hannah Zackrison - Outstanding Graduate Assistant for Counseling and Human Services
  • Megan Owens (Counseling alum) - Outstanding Graduate Assistant for ELPA
  • Jared Davis – Outstanding Tuition Scholar Award in Counseling Human Services
  • Meagan Quisenberry (Counseling alum) - Outstanding Tuition Scholar Award in ELPA
  • Katie Parks – Outstanding Student worker in Counseling and Human Services
  • Pam Gardner, Director of Adult Day Services – Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Audrey Wilson – Outstanding Field Experience Award

The Human Services Program at East Tennessee University has been accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education

View the letter.

ETSU Human Services Graduates work with Niswonger’s Child Life Services Department

Just For Kids – Child Life Services highlights the Child Life Services Department at Niswonger Children’s Hospital and features 2 ETSU graduates. View the article and video.

Human Services Online Program Ranked 12th in Nation

East Tennessee State University’s Human Services Online Degree Program has been ranked 12th in the nation by View the press release.

The Counseling Program

Three Counseling Program Students and GAs with THRIVE in the Counseling Center participated in the 2016 Dare to Care Challenge as part of Civility Week. You can see the video entries on YouTube.

The Participants:

  • Jesse Henderson, originally from Chatham, VA, with a BS in Psychology from Averett University in Danville, VA, is now a GA for the Alcohol and Other Drug Program and intern in the ETSU Counseling Center, with a concentration in College Counseling/Student Affairs with the Counseling Program.
  • Kemble Bray, originally from Smyrna, TN, with a B.S. in Music at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, is now GA at THRIVE with the ETSU Counseling Center with a concentration in College Counseling/Student Affairs with the Counseling Program.
  • Molly Cleek, originally from Kingsport, TN, with a B.S. in Psychology at ETSU in Johnson City, TN, is now GA at THRIVE with the ETSU Counseling Center with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health with the Counseling Program.

Clanci Tipton is an alum of our program featured in this statewide school counseling e-newsletter. Also, there are several local professionals on the newly established Tennessee State School Counseling Advisor Council – including alum and adjunct professor, Dr. Greg Wallace.

Part-Time (Adjunct) Faculty

If your are a new or current part-time faculty, or are interested in becoming a part-time faculty member, please visit our Part-Time Faculty resource page.


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