The Counseling Program of East Tennessee State University prepares highly skilled practitioners to work in a wide range of professional settings.The Master's degree in counseling has four concentrations: Community Counseling, Higher Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling that may lead to national certification or state licensure in School Counseling or licensure as a Professional Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition, we offer a unique Education Specialist degree in collaboration with the Education Leadership and Policy Analysis Department.
The Counseling Program faculty and students embrace professional identities as counselors. As such, we emphasize a focus on the promotion of mental health, wellness, and development. We promote a heightened awareness of a multicultural and diverse world. We place high value on the therapeutic relationship and integration of clients's strengths and resources into the counseling process. For more information see our Counseling Program Mission.
Please note that the Counseling Master's degree program is currently being revised and will be in place by summer 2013 upon approval of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
We are accepting applications now for summer or fall 2013. Consider getting a jumpstart on completing your degree and start this Summer! Application deadline is February 15.
The ETSU Community Counseling Clinic operated by the Counseling program is being updated! Check out our progress here: Counseling Clinic Upgrade
In 2012, we welcomed two new faculty members: Drs. Laura Farmer and Elizabeth Likis-Werle. Dr. Patricia Robertson is recognized as Professor Emeritus and continues to teach with us in post-retirement.
The Counseling Program faculty works to facilitate intellectual and emotional development, including critical and reflective thinking, in our students. The program of study includes extensive fieldwork opportunities for hands-on supervised experience working directly with clients of varying ages in diverse settings. Check out some of the advantages of attending the Counseling Program at ETSU!
We are seeking a diverse group of students who will excel as helping professionals in a wide range of educational and community settings.