Counseling and Psychology

Counseling and Supervision, Ph.D.

Designed to Meet CACREP Standards | Emphasis on Rural Mental Health Issues

Features of the Degree

The Ph.D. consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours of advanced coursework, a 100-hour clinical practicum, a 600-hour internship, and dissertation research. The program is offered as an annual fall admission cohort.

Accepting Ph.D. Applications for Fall 2024

Paid Assistantships Available!

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Applicant Profile

  • A master’s in counseling and related professional experience.
  • Plans to further career options by pursuing opportunities in counselor education, supervision, program evaluation, and other advanced professional positions.
  • Expresses a commitment to effecting change in regional mental health issues, including addictions.

Annual Reports

2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021

Comprehensive Annual Evaluation Information

More About the Program

Our Ph.D. program in Counseling and Supervision prepares and enhances students’ capacity for skill development and critical thinking as they go on to become clinicians, supervisors, educators, advocates, scholars, leaders, and program evaluators within the counseling profession.

Faculty emphasize a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, leading students to actualize their potential through an infusion of scholarship and real-world problem solving.

Through meeting this goal, the program also makes an impact within our region by helping address the mental health and addiction treatment needs in the community.

Program Objectives  

Consistent with the 2016 CACREP Standards, Tech's doctoral program seeks to... PhD graphic(a) extend the knowledge base of the counseling profession in a climate of scholarly inquiry;
(b) prepare students to inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession;
(c) support faculty and students in publishing and/or presenting the results of scholarly inquiry; and,
(d) equip students to assume positions of leadership in the profession and/or their area(s) of specialization (2016 CACREP Standards, p. 38). 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The counseling programs at Tennessee Tech are devoted to promoting an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students and faculty. We believe this can occur through...
1) establishing an environment of mutual respect that encourages an open exchange of ideas and perspectives through constructive dialog and;
2) maintaining a learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.

Consistent with the core values of professional counseling, Tech strives to promote an understanding of culture and human development, avoid harm and imposing of values, and support social justice advocacy at individual, group, institutional, and societal levels to address issues that obstruct advancement and progress. We desire for all students and faculty to feel welcome.eee graphic

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College of Education
Dr. Tony Michael,
Program Coordinator

Dr. Mark Loftis,
Admissions Coordinator

Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

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