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Department of Counseling and Human Services

College of Education

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!

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The Counseling and Human Services Department offers our support, encouragement, and respect for the student-led Black Lives Matter events. While we wish to continuously seek social justice for persons of all identities in accord with our department values, we believe it is important to speak as allies with our Black and Multi-racial community in response to the recent incident on campus. We know what while this was an overt, especially horrific incident, there is a continuing struggle for equality and respect. The ETSU Community Dialogue that took place Wednesday, 9/28 was a powerful display of unity and open conversation. See this link for the video of the ETSU Community Dialogue.Several of our Counseling Program students spoke throughout. The times they spoke are a follows: 30:14 - Emily Hand; 33:40 - Jared Davis; 36:54 - Lauren Penley; 1:09:00 - Jasmine Quailey; 1:48:54 - Kelli Hess; and 1:54:13 - Jared Davis.

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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