Graduate Studies in Behavioral Sciences

We believe we have well-designed, challenging, and highly successful programs for the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Doctorate of Behavioral Health.  Many of our graduates have secured full-time employment, gained state licensure, continued into doctoral programs, and/or scored well on National Exams. We would like to encourage you to become a part of our growing success.  If we can assist you in any way, please contact our graduate admissions office at 731-989-6101.


Dr. Mike Cravens
Director, Doctor of Behavioral Health

Dr. James H. Dalton
Director, M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Spiritual, mental, and family wellbeing are central to healthy living. And healthy living is key to personal happiness and success. At Freed-Hardeman University, we train students from a variety of academic backgrounds to lend a hand to those in need of personal, group, couples, or family counseling. In our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, we offer an approach to therapy while rooting the coursework in principles of Christian faith.

Counselors trained at FHU are able to focus not only on the emotional and mental concerns of their clients, but on overall health--helping couples, families, and individuals live more enriched, meaningful lives. Our counseling program is designed for you to complete all required studies for the rigorous standards of state licensure boards, managed care companies, healthcare providers, and similar organizations. And as a L.P.C. Mental Health Service Provider, we also offer specific courses for national certification and licensing.

As online programs continue to grow, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Freed-Hardeman offers an integrated residential and web-conferencing graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Several classes are now available online. For more information on these courses and the integrated residential and web-conferencing graduate program, please contact our Office of Graduate Studies office at 1-800-FHU-FHU1, ext. 6101 or 731-989-6101.