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Master of Science in Counseling

The emphases are:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling 


Do you want to learn how to better understand yourself and others? Do you hope to lead those seeking to enrich their lives? Do you desire a way to better give others the help they need?

Guide Others With Wisdom

At Southern, you'll learn from a Christian perspective in a high-quality academic program. Our program prepares professional counselors who can function effectively in a culturally diverse society.

As a student, you'll gain invaluable experience through clinical practice in supervised school and mental health settings with children and adults. Most importantly, you'll be prepared to help others reach their maximum potential in a powerful way.

Online Classes

For information about taking classes online and for a list of available courses, visit Southern Online or call 423.236.2087.


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Master's degree in counseling contact, Mikhael Spense


Email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. 

Mikhaile Spence
Graduate Enrollment Counselor

Graduate Faculty

Master's degree in counseling faculty Robert Coombs

Robert Coombs—Ph.D. (2004)
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
D.Min., M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theo. Seminary
B.A., Carson-Newman College

Master's degree in counseling faculty Ileana Freeman-Gutierrez

Ileana Freeman-Gutierrez, Ph.D. (2005)
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Ball State University
B.A., M.A., Andrews University