IntroductionThe doctoral curriculum in Counselling Psychology builds on the theoretical and practical foundations established during the master‘s program training. The degree program focuses on development of advanced research, theoretical and practical knowledge and skills among graduates in counselling psychology. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for future careers in Counselling Psychology as researchers, educators, and practitioners across settings, including education institutions, clinical set ups, government agencies, social services, , community agencies, business , industry, and private practice.

By the end of this programmes, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate capacity in academic and critical thinking to address issues related to physical, economic, technical, social, and psychological transformation of the community.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in identifying, analyzing and interpreting issues in community development. Undertake the process of identifying, planning, and managing community development projects.
  • Possess capacity to incorporate information technology in resource allocation, networking and community development programmes.
  • Intergrate theory and practice of research in community development.

Admission into the PhD in Community Development is extended to students with a Master‘s degree in community development or any other relevant master‘s degree in social sciences. The regulations for the admission to the PhD Programme as specified in the Tharaka University Statutes shall apply.

Full-time candidates for the PhD degree shall be registers for a minimum of thirty-six (36) months or three academic years. Candidates must successfully complete coursework before commencing on thesis writing. Any extension of the duration for study beyond three years should be approved by the senate. The PhD in Community Development degree shall have one option: Community Development. The programme shall be undertaken by Coursework, Examinations and Thesis. The coursework shall constitute a minimum of 30 CFs. Thesis will constitute 15 CFs.

Full Time  Ksh-215,000/= per year 

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