How to Find a Psychology Program in Tennessee

Since the full psychology degree system ends at the doctorate, degree programs are almost always offered by colleges and universities rather than trade schools. Look for the best school that you are eligible to attend and that can fit into your budget.

If you’re not ready to jump right into a prestigious four-year university, don’t fret: Starting out at a community college and then transferring the credits to a four-year institution is a common educational pathway.

Psychology Degree Pathways in Tennessee

To be a licensed psychologist in Tennessee, you must achieve a doctorate. Therefore, those seeking to enter the top level of the profession should either look for schools that have their own doctorate programs or choose institutions that offer credits that can be transferred to such a school.

That said, there are other psychology degrees – and other jobs in this general field – available. The Associate’s degree can be earned in just two years. Typically, a bachelor’s takes four, and a master’s requires six.

Choose a Psychology Specialty

There are many specialties in the field of psychology, and not all of them require a full doctorate degree. In fact, with just an associate’s degree, you can get a job as a home care aide or family advocate, among several others. Opportunities, and the number of specialties available, increase as your degree goes up. Choose the one that you can engage with the most to help ensure long-term satisfaction with your choice.


Accreditation is essential for any college or university degree program. It is what makes your diploma “worth the paper it’s printed on,” not only to licensing authorities but to employers. In Tennessee, several bodies are responsible for accrediting psychology programs.

Online vs. Traditional Psychology Programs in Tennessee

Many schools now offer at least some online courses, and there are a few universities that have 100%-online programs. Online schooling is more convenient but has limited social interaction involved. Be warned: Not all online universities are accredited by respected organizations.

Becoming Licensed As a Psychologist in Tennessee

Becoming a licensed psychologist in Tennessee takes more than getting your doctorate. The doctorate degree is mandatory, but once you have it, you then need to get two years of supervised professional experience and pass national and state exams. Renewing your license requires completing 40 hours of continuing education and paying a fee.

List of Psychology Degree Programs in Tennessee

Are you looking for a psychology degree program in Tennessee? Browse our list of psychology programs offering both online and on-campus instruction. Follow the links to learn more about what each school’s psychology program offers.

Bristol, TN

1350 King College Rd
Bristol, TN 37620-2699
(423) 968-1187

Chattanooga, TN

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

Clarksville, TN

Cleveland, TN

Cookeville, TN

Bachelor's ProgramsMaster's Programs
1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
(931) 372-3101

Johnson City, TN

1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614
(423) 439-1000

Knoxville, TN

Memphis, TN

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
(901) 843-3000

Southern Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2000

Murfreesboro, TN

Nashville, TN

Bachelor's Programs
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
(615) 460-6000

Master's ProgramsBachelor's Programs
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
(615) 966-1000

PhD ProgramsBachelor's Programs
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5000

333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 248-1200

2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
(615) 322-7311

Sewanee, TN

Bachelor's Programs
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
(931) 598-1000

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