The professional counseling program at Southern provides practical knowledge combined with a highly supervised clinical experience. Students receive abundant support and evaluation, so they enter practicums and internships well-prepared and graduate with confidence about working with clients.
Looking for a program that combines practical knowledge with a highly supervised clinical experience? Download our guide: An Inside Look at Southern’s Value-Based MS in Professional Counseling Programs.
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Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
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International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need some additional information about travel documents and living on campus.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the International Student Services Coordinator at 423.236.2845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore our counseling blog posts to learn about different career paths you can take with a Counseling degree and how to know whether earning an MS in Professional Counseling is right for you.
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling emphasis prepares professional counselors for a variety of settings and with a variety of populations. The curriculum focuses on providing candidates with strong foundational knowledge and clinical practice. Coursework addresses areas covered by state licensing exams.
The School Counseling emphasis prepares professional school counselors to work in PreK-12 school settings. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills for addressing a variety of student issues faced in elementary, middle, or high school settings.
Director of Graduates Studies in Counseling
Hello from Southern! I am looking forward to working with you as you achieve your academic and professional goals. Whether you are a recent graduate or nontraditional student, I want you to feel welcome, so please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions you may have. I am here to help!