Statement of Purpose of the Graduate Counseling Program

The purpose of the Graduate Counseling Program is to:

  1. Recruit qualified candidates for admission into the program.
  2. Provide a high quality academic program that meets educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor with mental health service provider designation or a marital and family therapist in the state of Tennessee.
  3. Provide adequate learning resources and support systems to assist students in meeting the academic requirements for licensure.
  4. Integrate faith and learning in the life and thought of students.
  5. Encourage students to develop life-long learning behaviors that prepare them for a career in the professional world of mental health counseling.
  6. Engage in ongoing review and evaluation of program effectiveness in preparing competent mental health counselors.