- 24 months to complete the program
- Among lowest tuition in region
- Choose Addictions, Clinical Mental Health, or School Counseling
- Learn from a Christian perspective
- Be part of a small class led by caring faculty
- GRE not required if undergrad GPA is 3.00
- Assistance finding practicum and internship placement
We have had a successful on-campus experience in 2020-21, with relatively low virus numbers. Our Fall 2021 semester also will be offered on-campus. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community, where we provide a distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. See our COVID-19 response plan »
Employment & Licensure Success
Data for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020: Milligan’s School Counseling program graduated four students for a 100% completion rate. Of the three students who took the Praxis Examination,100% passed. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program graduated 10 students for a 91% completion rate. Of the six students who took the National Counselor Examination (NCE), 100% passed. The job placement rate for both programs was 100%.
The MSC program at Milligan University will prepare graduates to demonstrate excellence as servant leaders in the field of professional counseling.
- Students demonstrate excellence in professional counseling knowledge and skills and advance to candidacy. (short-term objective)
- Students complete the program, begin professional careers, and obtain professional licensure. (mid-term objective)
- Alumni are successful as evidenced by being LPCs in good standing, becoming site supervisors, and taking on leadership roles in professional and at large communities. (long-term objective)
Milligan offers three concentrations in the MS in Counseling program:
Most classes are scheduled in late afternoons and evenings, with occasional day and weekend requirements (professional field experiences require day commitments). The program consists of six full semesters, including two summer sessions. You can complete the program in two years or go at your own pace. A new class of students enrolls each fall semester and follows a fall-spring-summer rotation, finishing after the second summer. Courses meet on the main campus of Milligan University in Northeast Tennessee, and some courses are available online.
Our caring faculty are dedicated teachers, experienced professionals, and trusted mentors who invest time, energy, and ideas to inspire you and help you reach your highest potential. They are dedicated Christian professionals who go above and beyond to challenge you and stretch your mind. They bring real world experience into the classroom every day because they continue to work in the fields they teach. Small class sizes provide personal interaction, exceptional training, and hands-on lab experience that will prepare you for success as a Licensed Professional Counselor or school counselor. Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty — it’s a mission.
Tuition for the M.S. in Counseling program at Milligan University is $470 per credit hour, which is one of the most economical counseling programs in our region and is even priced below the local state university rate. Financial aid is available for graduate students. Ask us how our costs compare to other similar institutions and programs!
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (MSC) at Milligan University is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (1001 North Fairfax St, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703.535.5990).
The School Counseling (MSC) program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202.466.7496).
View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.
The Milligan Counseling Center
The Milligan Counseling Center offers counseling services for the health and well-being of our campus community and provides an internship or practicum experience for Master of Science Counseling students. Learn more about the Counseling Center and how to schedule an appointment »
Early Acceptance Program: MSC
The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) provides Milligan undergraduate students with a unique financial and academic opportunity to apply and commit early to the MSC in order to receive lower tuition rates and secure their spot early in the program. Learn more »