12 months
18288 USD/year
18288 USD/year
7212 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Professional Counseling program at Middle Tennessee State University offers two concentrations—Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. 


Both concentrations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The mission of the Professional Counseling program at Middle Tennessee State University is to help students develop essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions to function successfully as professional counselors working in mental health agencies, private practice, or elementary, middle, and high schools. We strive to attract a diverse group of students who have an allegiance to social justice and to advocacy for equal opportunity for all members of society, and who will make a strong commitment to their own academic achievement, professional development, and personal self-awareness and growth across the lifespan. 

Professional Counseling faculty train highly skilled counselors to assist individuals with social, emotional and/or academic challenges. Information pertaining to diversity and trauma is emphasized and infused throughout the curriculum.

Program Objectives

To meet the mission, the following objectives have been established:

  • Graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills to work with individuals in the context of human growth and development principles.
  • Graduates will have an appreciation of the unique contributions and concerns of diverse populations and will have the ability to work with all individuals to enhance and encourage their full participation in a pluralistic society.
  • Graduates will have developed a professional counselor identity based on strengths, wellness, empowerment, prevention and early intervention.
  • Graduates will evidence commitment to the practitioner-scholar role and to ongoing professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete graduate application for admission
  • Submit $35 nonrefundable application fee (money order or check with routing numbers); American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted for online applications.
  • Submit a copy of valid passport.
  • Already in the U.S., submit a copy of valid Visa and copies of pages 1-3 of your current I-20 and the front and back of your I-94 card or I-94 information print out.
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institution(s). We request transcripts be sent directly to an accredited external evaluation service. If transcripts are written in a foreign language, an official translation in English is required in addition to the official original copy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18288 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18288 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18288 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Murfreesboro

1123 - 2087 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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