Master of Education in Professional Counseling [Clinical Mental Health Counseling]


Program Director: Dr. Chris Quarto
College of Education Building, 385
Graduate Analyst: Glenda Vandygrift

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration is a 61-hour degree program designed to train students to work in mental health settings. Students may specialize in counseling children and adolescents or adults. Students who complete the concentration in mental health counseling will have met the educational requirements for licensure as professional counselors with mental health service provider (MHSP) designation in the state of Tennessee.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Education in Professional Counseling [Clinical Mental Health Counseling] program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies no later than February 10 for fall admission or September 10 for spring admission:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three Recommendations (click here to access Professional Counseling recommendation form)
  • Supplemental Application (click here to access Professional Counseling supplemental application form)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (click here to access sample vitae)


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466