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Do you have questions about the Master of Counseling degree from Carson-Newman? See our helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

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With a Master of Counseling degree from Carson-Newman, you’ll be prepared for whatever counseling career path you pursue. These are just a few of the possibilities:


  • Individual, group, marriage and family counselor
  • Addiction and rehabilitation counselor or psychotherapist
  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Licensed clinical professional counselor
  • Human services educator
  • Higher education counselor
  • Student affairs administrator
  • Licensed mental health counselor
  • School counselor
  • Residential treatment counselor
  • Career counselor

Yes, in fact most students in our program are working adults. We offer a hybrid counseling training program with a combination of online and classroom coursework. Traditional classes meet on campus in the late afternoon and evening.

Depending on the number of courses taken each semester, students typically complete the professional school counseling program or the clinical mental health counseling program in seven to nine semesters. Each specialization requres 60 hourse of course work.

Students usually take two or three courses each semester.

With this option, you have the opportunity to earn degrees toward licensure in two fields of counseling: school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. In the dual degree program, you will complete both a Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) degree and an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree. Both areas of concentration are completed together, and the degrees are awarded at the same time.

The Graduate Studies in Counseling Department offers a limited number of competitive scholarships and graduate assistantships to our students. More information on Graduate Assistantships is located here. Other competitive scholarship opportunities are sent to current counseling students as they become available. Federal work student positions are available for those who qualify with financial aid.

With an extensive network of partners, Carson-Newman is uniquely equipped to give you opportunities for hands-on learning as you pursue your degree.


  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Camelot
  • Carson-Newman Counseling Center
  • Central Baptist Church, Bearden
  • Faith Promise Church, Knoxville
  • First Baptist Church Morristown
  • Joining Hands Health
  • Morristown Behavioral Health
  • New Hope Morristown
  • Pathways White House
  • Stepping Out Morristown
  • Walters State Community College
  • Well Springs
  • Youth Villages