Counseling and Psychology
Counseling & Supervision Ph.D.
December 1: Application Deadline for Fall '23
Completed applications are required for full consideration.
The program is offered as an annual fall admission cohort.
Key Features of the Degree
48 Credit Hours
Emphasis on Rural Mental Health Issues
Designed to Meet CACREP Standards
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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.
The degree consists of a minimum of 48 hours and experiential components, including a 100-hour clinical practicum and 600-hour internship, and dissertation research.
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Doctoral Program Objectives
Consistent with the 2016 CACREP Standards, Tech's doctoral program seeks to (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).
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The counseling programs at Tennessee Tech University 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.