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Graduate Program

The CACREP accredited Graduate Programs at Carson-Newman University prepares you with professional counseling competencies (within the context of Christian beliefs, values, and behaviors) essential to deliver evidence-based practices that promote holistic well-being to diverse clients. 

Meet the Core Faculty

Degree Options:

Master of Science in Counseling (M.S.C.) - Clinical Mental Health1or Professional School Counseling2

Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.)* - Collaboration and Leadership in Counseling

Dual Degree Program: M.S.C. and Ed. S.

Cost to Attend

Admission Requirements


Counseling Handbooks and Resources


Continuous Assesment Dashboard

The Graduate Counseling program engages in a systematic evaluation of its two primary program offerings: Professional School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. One purpose of this evaluation is to determine to what extent our students master counselor competencies as identified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).

For more information see our Program Outcomes and Continuous Assessment Dashboard page.

1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is fully Accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

2 Professional School Counseling program is fully accredited by the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Carson-Newman University and its Graduate Studies in Counseling Program are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The education programs, as well as the Professional School Counseling Program, is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Tennessee Department of Education.

*The Ed.S. Degree is not CACREP accredited.

The William Blevins Institute on Spirituality and Mental Health

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