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 the training, graduates should be able to:

  • Facilitate effective coping skills and interpersonal relationships that enhances psychological health and wellbeing of human living.
  • Identify and specify client problems and needs.
  • Carry out psychological assessment and measurements
  • Demonstrate social sensitivity in diverse cultures of human living and keep in touch with national and global needs and trends

Admission shall be offered to holders of Master‘s degree in psychology, counselling or counselling psychology, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution by Tharaka University.

The programme shall take 3 years to complete for full-time students and 6 years to complete for part-time students. The modes of teaching shall be Full time, Part Time, ODEL and Face to Face.


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