University of Tennessee Knoxville

24 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Two Counseling Master of Science concentrations from University of Tennessee Knoxville , Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, are accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • This concentration meets educational standards for licensure as a professional counselor in Tennessee and most other states. All states also require additional testing and post-graduate supervised experience for licensure.

  • School Counseling

    • This concentration meets requirements for PreK-12 licensure as a School Counselor in Tennessee and most other states. Some states may have additional experience and testing requirements.

Counseling students from University of Tennessee Knoxville are required to demonstrate academic foundations, clinical skills, and professional dispositions necessary for successful practice of professional counseling in their anticipated clinical mental health or school setting. The Program Handbook includes details regarding required knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions and the process for demonstrating attainment of these standards.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Skills for Counseling
  • Registration for Use of Facilities
  •  Problems in Lieu of Thesis
  • Educational Specialist Research and Thesis
  • Assessment and Testing in Counseling
  • Orientation to Counseling and Ethics
  • Counseling for Addictions in School and Mental Health Settings
  • Lifespan Development and Wellness in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions are conducted once per year. 
  • In addition to meeting Graduate Admissions requirements, applicants must submit GRE scores, professional references, and program-specified materials (e.g., resume/vita, letter of introduction, goals statement, case vignettes). 
  • Following initial review of materials, selected applicants are invited to campus to participate in a required face-to-face interview. 
  • Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis with attention to relevance of career goals, aptitude for graduate-level study, potential success in forming effective counseling relationships, and respect for cultural differences. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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