Counseling and Psychology

Take the Fast Track to Your Graduate Degree

The Fast Track program is designed to enable our undergraduate students to accumulate up to six (6) credit hours of graduate coursework in Counseling and Psychology while still pursuing their undergraduate degree and to transition to the Counseling and Psychology graduate program smoothly, with accelerated completion.

Up to six (6) hours of graduate coursework can be used to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

These courses must be taken at Tennessee Tech.

Students who successfully complete the Fast Track program will not need to take the GRE (Graduate Records Exam) to be admitted to the Counseling and Psychology graduate programs.

Minimum Admission Requirements for Fast Track

Enrolled as a Tech undergraduate Psychology major with senior standing.

Overall GPA minimum 3.0.

Approval from the student’s undergraduate advisor and two other upper division psychology faculty at Tech who have been the student’s instructor for at least one course.

Course approval from C&P graduate faculty or graduate faculty advisor.

All requirements for full admission to the College of Graduate Studies must be met upon graduation.

Fulfilling the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Fast Track program. Students who meet the above minimum admission requirements must apply to the Department for admission to the Fast Track program. The department’s graduate committee will review the application and make a decision for approval.


Students should consult with their undergraduate and/or future graduate advisor regarding appropriate graduate courses to take and must earn a minimum grade of “B” in the graduate courses in order to apply them to their Master of Arts program of study.

Please note:

Students who do not receive a minimum grade of "B" in their first graduate course during their senior year will be advised to withdraw from the Fast Track program and complete their B.S. degree in a normal manner.

Important Links and Forms

College of Graduate Studies

Forms (both must be completed)

Acceptance Form (PDF) (to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies)

Course Credit Form (PDF) (goes to registration center and graduate school)

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