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Mental Health Counseling Master's Program College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Austin Peay State University

  • Clarksville, TN
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 74%26%
    student ratio
  • 838
    total students
  • $7,500 | $20,800
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

The Department of Psychology at Austin Peay State University offers a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree program. The mental health counseling concentration prepares students to work in a variety of community agency settings and/or eventual private practice. Students completing this concentration will have met the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee as Licensed Professional Counselors with Mental Health Service Provider status.

The Mental Health Counseling Curriculum

The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree program requires 48 to 60 credits, a 100-hour practicum, a 600 hour internship, and successful completion of a comprehensive examination. The prerequisite for pursuing this degree is 12 hours of psychology or psychology related courses that should include: general psychology, human development, statistics, and abnormal (or closely related). The mental health counseling concentration prepares students to work in a variety of community agency settings and/or eventual private practice.

Graduate students can each choose either the research project or thesis track. Students who want to pursue doctoral degrees generally follow the thesis track. Students who complete the research project take an additional 3 semester-hour elective, which is frequently a practicum designed to provide students with supervised on-site work experience through which they can apply the competencies they have developed in the program.

The program was designed in accordance with the Society of Industrial Organization Psychology (SIOP) guidelines and is approved as an online degree by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

E-rate Tuition Reduction for Online Students

Because coursework may include online options out-of-state students receive APSU's eRate, a significantly lower tuition rate that is roughly half the normal cost of out-of-state tuition, or about one and a half times in-state tuition. To be eligible for eRate, students must be classified as nonresidents of Tennessee and they must be enrolled exclusively in online courses.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Degree Program

Applicants must have completed 15 hours of credit in psychology or courses in management, sociology, public administration, or other related fields. Applicants who are admitted typically have GPAs of 3.0 or above. Related work experience may also be applied toward this requirement if approved by the program coordinator. In addition each student must submit his or her GRE scores, official transcripts from all colleges that he or she attended, 3 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and military documents, if applicable. All completed applications will be reviewed. Priority admission will be given to applicants whose files are completed and who meet admission requirements prior to March 1st for fall admission.

Faculty of Researchers and Real World Practitioners

The faculty consists of researchers that possess real world experience as counseling practitioners. The graduate program faculty is particularly committed to educating students who are dedicated to reducing disparities in society based on race, gender, class, and sexual orientation, and other social group membership. The faculty in the M.S. in Counseling degree program at APSU infuses program training and standards focusing on respect for diversity and for values different from one's own central values. The valuing of diversity is also consistent with the counseling profession as mandated by the American Counselor Association's Code of Ethics (2005). Students enrolled in the M.S. in Counseling degree program demonstrate these values for real world application.

APSU -- One of the Fastest Growing Universities in Tennessee

Austin Peay State University is an accredited higher education institution located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 4-year, public, master's-level university serves approximately 11,000 students. In addition to its main campus in Clarksville, APSU also has 3 satellite campuses located in Fort Campbell to serve military personnel, in Dickson at the Renaissance Center, and in Springfield.

APSU competes in the 15 NCAA Division I sports, including baseball, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Austin Peay State University is one of the fastest growing universities in Tennessee.


Location & Contact

Mental Health Counseling Master's Program

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Dr. Kevin Harris

Chair

Phone: 931-221-7232
Fax: 931-221-6267
Email: harrisk@apsu.edu

Ms. June Lee

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 800-859-4723
Fax: 931-221-7641
Email: gradadmissions@apsu.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Counseling Psychology Master's
    • Mental Health Counseling Master's
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$7,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,800
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


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