Tennessee State University

Department of Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1980, the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville offers a Counseling Psychology program, utilizing the scientist-practitioner-advocate model of training, immersing students in a sequence of coursework and field learning experiences designed to develop a broad base of psychological knowledge, as well as a high level of skills in both research and practice.

A variety of students are accepted into the Counseling Psychology program—some holding master’s degree while other are still undergraduates. Full-time enrollment is required, and students must stay in residence for the first 3 years of their training. Depending on their education experience, students with an undergraduate degree and a strong background in psychology should expect to spend 6 years in full-time study to earn their Ph.D., including dissertation research and a final year of full-time internship.

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The Ph.D. program only accepts 5 to 6 students each year.

Tuition for in-state, full-time students is about $302 per credit hour, including fees, while out-of-state tuition and fees are about $1,000 per credit hour. New students coming into the program receive a full tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance through an assistantship, allowing them to work 20 hours per week. Other financial aid is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student loans, if needed.


Jacon Levy, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Program Director
Counseling Psychology Program
1404 Circle Drive, Room 312
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-3328

Alecia M. Davis (email: [email protected])
Program Administrative Assistant
(865) 974-8319

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Tennessee State University has ranked #61 out of the 62 programs that were analyzed. The rankings are based on performance of graduates on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) which is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The EPPP is broken into eight content areas or "Rubics" which are listed below, get more information by visiting our data and ranking methodology page.

Overall EPPP Passrate: 47.06%

Content AreaPercent Correct

Biological Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 13%

Social and Multicultural Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Growth and Lifespan Development

Percent of Exam: 12%

Assessment and Diagnosis

Percent of Exam: 14%

Treatment, Intervention, Prevention, and Supervision

Percent of Exam: 14%

Research Methods and Statistics

Percent of Exam: 8%

Ethical, Legal, Professional Issues

Percent of Exam: 15%