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M.S. in Counseling

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Welcome to the Counseling Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin

 

Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Martin! We take great pride in our program, faculty, staff and students and look forward to your joining us. Our goal is to provide you with a challenging and rewarding counselor training program, requiring your dedication, motivation, and active participation. A unique aspect of our program is that all courses are delivered online rather than taught in a traditional face-to-face format. It is our hope that you will benefit from the access, convenience, and dynamic nature of online instruction. Our faculty has been trained to deliver online courses and works constantly to take advantage of the most current developments in online learning to provide you with a challenging, rewarding educational experience.

Who we are:

We offer a completely online masters program in counseling. Our program prepares students to earn licensure as either Clinical Mental Health Counselors or School Counselors. In addition we offer two other concentrations: Student Affairs and College Counseling; and, Addictions Counseling. In 2014 were named one of the best online counseling masters programs. In 2015 we were ranked in the Top 50 online programs.

Is online learning right for you?

One of the most important reasons for the rise in online learning is convenience. Courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That access means you can continue to work full time, spend time with family and friends, and still have the ability to study and complete your coursework, on your own schedule. You waste no time commuting to a campus each day for classes. The time you dedicate to your studies is focused on learning, not traveling. Our faculty has been trained to deliver online courses and works constantly to take advantage of the most current developments in online learning to provide you with a challenging, rewarding educational experience.

How much do I need to know about computers?

Students come to us with different levels of comfort with computers and online learning. While computers have become common in our personal and professional lives, not everyone has had experience with online coursework. Your transition to online learning is a focus for us. Support comes from faculty, staff, and the university's Information Technology Services. Faculty and staff take great pride in the ability to work with students to form a community of learners, using technology and collaborative activities to bridge the physical distance between us. Our students have found the online format to be convenient, challenging, and rewarding.

How can I feel connected to students and professors?

We take a student-focused approach to education, working to help you achieve your career goals while honing your professional skills. Each student is assigned an advisor once admitted to the program. You can meet with your advisor electronically through email, text message, or video conferences in order to set up your program of study, discuss questions about individual courses, consider career opportunities, or any other issue important to you.

 

Each of your courses will involve collaborative activities designed to connect you with other students and the instructor. You will get to know each other as you work on group projects, discuss topical counseling issues, and complete video recorded counseling role-plays. Interaction is key to your learning and we work hard to construct a learning environment that makes this easy for you.

Where do I go to learn more?

Click on any of the links to explore our program in more depth.

 

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