Mission Statement

Faculty members in the Counseling program at The University of Memphis are dedicated to furnishing each student admitted into the program an array of diverse opportunities to become informed counselors, as well as, develop a professional identity as a counselor. Students graduating with a degree in counseling in one of the four concentrations, Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling MS, School Counseling MS, and Counseling Ed.D., will appreciate diverse cultures, be committed to the counseling profession, and manifest an array of clinical skills. These programs are accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) and adhere to CACREP based outcomes to maintain the highest standards of professional training.

Graduates of the M.S. degree program are prepared to assume counseling positions in various employment settings to include but not limited to: school settings, community agencies, private practice, and/or not-for-profit organizations located in metropolitan, rural and global settings. Individuals admitted into the program will learn in an environment created to afford students opportunities to realize academic, professional, and personal success.

The Ed.D. program in Counseling is designed to prepare advanced professional practitioners in counseling, counselor supervision, and counselor education. The program currently has 18 students in the early residency phase (still working on course work and residency) and 6 students in the late residency phase (passed comps working on prospectus/dissertation).