Counseling, M.A. | East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, United States
12 months
25856 USD/year
33252 USD/year
10558 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Counseling from East Tennessee State University is committed to diversity and does not discriminate against applicants or students based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual/affectional identity.


Counseling from East Tennessee State University aims to prepare students to function as knowledgeable, ethical, and effective counselors in a pluralistic society.  The objectives of the M.A. Program in Counseling concentrations are reviewed and updated regularly to reflect the field’s ongoing development of knowledge, skills, experiences, and values necessary for counselors to function effectively in the roles for which their program prepare them, as well as to assess successful achievement of Counseling Program goals.


  • The M.A. concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited) prepares individuals for employment as counselors in entry-level positions in diverse settings such as mental health/substance abuse centers, juvenile court/public offender systems, residential treatment centers, non-profit organizations, etc., and for private practice under supervision/moving toward state licensure.  
  • The M.A. concentration in School Counseling (CACREP accredited) prepares individuals for employment as counselors in entry-level positions in public elementary, middle, and high schools (K-12). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories & Practice: Individuals 
  • Theories & Practice: Couples/Family 
  • Applied Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling 
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology 
  • Social & Cultural 
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Career Development 
  • Supervised Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance to a Graduate program.
  • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application.
  • GRE - Required ONLY if GPA is below a 3.0
  • 1200-1500 words clearly addressing the following: An autobiographical statement explaining how your interest in pursuing the degree in counseling/concentration developed, your skills and experiences in advocating for and helping others in their personal and social development, the place of social diversity/justice in your thinking and future work, what you hope to gain from the degree, and goals upon completion of the degree.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants to the Elementary/Secondary School Counseling concentration must complete a successful background check in order to be fully admitted

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12928 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16626 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10558 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5279 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Johnson City

1017 - 1889 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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