The objective of this programme is to offer education and training in Information Sciences. The programme prepares the candidates to function as an information technologist. The information technologist is normally skilled in the art of information collection, analyzing, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination. The graduates of this programme shall thus in the first instance be equipped with the skills to understand and accurately interpret information systems and services. Because the special strength of the graduate from this programme is to be a ‘hands-on’ person, considerable emphasis is placed on giving the candidate considerable practical knowledge in information sciences. Considerable emphasis has been placed on giving the student strong technical skills. The programme includes substantial coverage of basic as well as social sciences. Considerable time that has been allocated to practical work.

By the end of the programme, the learner should be able:

  • Competitively participate in provision counselling and psychological care. Promote ethical practices in counselling services.
  • Conceptualize and articulate emerging issues in the area of counselling psychology. Pursue further studies related to counselling psychology.

Applicants must satisfy entry requirements for University admission. In addition, applicants must have passed K.C.S.E with a mean grade of C and minimum subject grades as indicated below: English or Kiswahili C-; Mathematics C-. Admission is also open to holders of a Certificate in Counselling Psychology, Psychology, Guidance and Psychological Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, from recognized institutions approved by Tharaka University Senate.


The Diploma in Counselling Psychology will be covered in two academic years. The programme may be undertaken in either fulltime or part time mode. Students must go through a practicum and a research project which will be supervised and examined by members of the academic staff. To graduate, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 90 credit factors.

Full Time  Ksh Tuition Fee only – 35,000 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University  in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570