A Message from the Department Head
Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Tennessee State University. We are part of a vibrant university within the energetic metropolitan area of Nashville. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees which address broad and comprehensive educational goals that infuse contemporary professional knowledge into both the theoretical and practical aspects of psychology.
Our Counseling Psychology Doctoral Concentration is accredited by the American Psychological Association while our Ph.D. program in School Psychology and our MS programs in School Psychology, Professional School Counseling, and Counseling Psychology provide a solid base for graduates to move into entry level positions in both schools and mental health serving agencies. Our bachelor’s degree in Psychology gives our students a comprehensive foundation in psychology for advanced study in graduate and professional programs and for jobs in a variety of organizations, including those related to mental health, education, and business.
Tennessee State University has a strong affiliation with service learning activities. As such, students at all levels in the department carry out clinical, practicum, and applied interactions. Our students provide approximately 35,000 hours of direct service and applied activities each year. We have 19 full time faculty members and more than 15 adjunct instructors.
Faculty are intensely involved in teaching excellence, applied activities, cutting edge research, and individual advisement/mentoring with our students. The programs prepare many undergraduate students for graduate study and graduate students for licensure as Professional School Counselors, License Professional Counselors, Certified Psychological Assistants, Licensed School Psychologists, and Licensed Psychologists.The department is affiliated with over 75 partner agencies and institutions.
I hope you will find these web pages helpful and enlightening as you explore the many aspects of TSU’s Department of Psychology.
The TSU Psychology Department is housed on the 450-acre Main Campus of Tennessee State University within Clay Hall. The Department, located within the College of Education, shares additional research and computer laboratory space with other departments in a number of other buildings on campus. Library facilities are close to Clay Hall, as are the bookstore and other resources. The Psychology Department at TSU offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in psychology.
Other components and resources of the department include: