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Graduate Studies in Professional Counseling

Counseling Virtual Information Session:

We invite prospective students to join us for a Virtual Information Session, where faculty members, program graduates, and current students will welcome you and be ready to answer your questions. For more information, please Register for a Virtual Information Session.


Welcome to the program of Graduate Studies in Professional Counseling (GSPC)! We are located at the School of Education, Psychology, and Counseling, on the beautiful campus of Southern Adventist University. We are glad that you are visiting us on this page.

If you have never been to Southern in person, come and spend some time with us. We are near Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and minutes away from breathtaking waterfalls, historical parks, underground caves, and hiking trails. You will not regret it!

Take a look around our website and be sure to let us know if we can help you in any way.


Clinical Counseling


Job Placement Rate

School Counseling


Completion Rate

Field Experience


Minimum clock hours of clinical practice before graduating

Real-Life Clinical Practice

During the course of your program, you will have the opportunity to practice at the New Heights Counseling and Wellness Institute. This rewarding experience will allow you to see at a personal level how God can use your training to bring emotional healing to those who struggle with life’s difficult challenges. Learn more about the New Heights Counseling and Wellness Institute.

Changing Lives

Follow Bradford, an elementary school counselor, as he changes lives after graduating from our School Counseling program.

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