Tennessee Psychology Programs

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Tennessee has a colorful history, to say the least. Most notably Tennessee was the birthplace of the notorious Ku Klux Klan and Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. On a more upbeat note, Tennessee is one of the birthplaces of modern day rock and roll and early blues music. Some of the nation’s most popular musicians, singers and artists including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Charlie Rich all began their illustrious careers in Tennessee.

Tennessee has a vibrant and growing economy that is based in manufacturing (chemical, transportation and equipment), agriculture and tourism. Most people don’t realize that Tennessee is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. The popular Appalachian Trail runs along the state’s northern border and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most visited national park, is also located in Tennessee. Other top tourist attractions include Elvis’s Presleys Graceland and the Tennessee Aquarium.

Tennessee is a great place to start a career if you practice psychology. The pay for psychologists in Tennessee is about average, $61,000 to $80,000 a year, depending on your specialty and employer, but the cost of living is relatively low, so your dollar goes farther. Psychologists practicing clinical, counseling or school psychology are going to have the most job opportunities, but compensation in these fields is at the lower end of the pay scale.

To practice psychology in Tennessee you’ll need to have a doctorate degree in psychology from and accredited school and pass a licensing exam administered by the state. Tennessee is home to a large number of accredited schools and colleges that offer excellent psychology programs. Some of the top psychology schools in Tennessee include East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Richmont Graduate University and Tennessee State University. In total there are over 40 schools in Tennessee offering accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in psychology.

Below you’ll find an editor compiled list of 40 accredited psychology schools in Tennessee. Explore associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs in psychology.


Argosy University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

A.A. in Psychology (online)
B.A. in Psychology
B.A. in Psychology (online)
Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology (online)
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision
Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling (online)
M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology (online)
M.A. in Forensic Psychology (online)
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
M.A. in Sport-Exercise Psychology (online)

Austin Peay State University – Clarksville, TN

Programs offered include:

M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
M.Ed.S. in School Counseling
M.S. in Counseling – Community Counseling
Psychology Major

Belmont University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

M.S. in Occupational Therapy
Psychology Major
Psychology Major – Pre-Med
Psychology Major – Pre-OT
Psychology Major – Pre-Physical Therapy

Bethel University – Saint Paul, MN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Bryan College – Los Angeles, CA

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Carson-Newman College – Jefferson City, TN

Programs offered include:

Applied Psychology Major
General Psychology Major

Christian Brothers University – Memphis, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Applied Psychology – Criminal Justice
B.A. in Applied Psychology – Organizational Psychology
B.A. in Psychology

Cumberland University – Lebanon, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience
B.A. in Child Psychological Science
B.A. in Clinical Psychological Science
B.A. in Cognitive Science
B.A. in General Psychology
B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience
B.S. in Child Psychological Science
B.S. in Clinical Psychological Science
B.S. in Cognitive Science
B.S. in General Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology – Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology – Experimental Psychology

Fisk University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

M.A. in Psychology – Clinical
M.A. in Psychology – General
Psychology Major

Freed-Hardeman University – Henderson, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology

King College – Bristol, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Lambuth University – Jackson, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology

Lee University – Cleveland, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.A. in Psychology – Teacher Licensure, Grades 9 – 12

Lincoln Memorial University – Harrogate, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Lipscomb University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
Certificate of Graduate Study in Counseling Psychology
M.S. in Professional Counseling
M.S. in Psychology

Maryville College – Maryville, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.A. in Child Development
B.A. in Child Development and Learning for Teacher Licensure

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
B.S. in PreGraduate Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
Ed.S. in School Psychology
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M.A. in Clinical Psychology
M.A. in Experimental Psychology
M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
M.A. in Quantitative Psychology

Milligan College – Milligan College, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Motlow State Community College – Tullahoma, TN

Programs offered include:

A.A. in Psychology
A.S. in Psychology

Rhodes College – Memphis, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Richmont Graduate University – Chattanooga, TN

Programs offered include:

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
M.A. in Professional Counseling
M.S. in Christian Psychological Studies

Sewanee-The University of the South – Sewanee, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology

Southern Adventist University – Collegedale, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Clinical Psychology
B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
B.S. in Psychobiology

Tennessee State University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology
Ed.S. in School Psychology
M.S. in Counseling Psychology
M.S. in Guidance and Counseling
M.S. in School Psychology
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Ph.D. in School Psychology

Tennessee Tech University – Cookeville, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology
M.A. in Psychology

Tennessee Temple University – Chattanooga, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Christian Counseling
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Christian Counseling
B.S. in Psychology

Tennessee Wesleyan College – Athens, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Behavioral Science – Psychology emphasis
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Behavioral Science – Psychology emphasis

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
M.S. in Psychology – Research

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

Programs offered include:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
M.A. in Experimental Psychology – Biopsychology
M.A. in Experimental Psychology – Developmental Psychology
M.A. in Experimental Psychology – Social Psychology
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Biopsychology
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Developmental Psychology
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Social Psychology

The University of Tennessee-Martin – Martin, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Psychology

Trevecca Nazarene University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
M.A. in Counseling
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling – Counseling
Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling – Marriage & Family

Tusculum College – Greeneville, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

Union University – Jackson, TN

Programs offered include:

Psychology Major

University of Memphis – Memphis, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A. in Psychology
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology – Child Clinical Concentration
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology – Clinical Health Concentration
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology – Psychotherapy Research Concentration
M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology
M.S. in General Psychology
M.S./Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration
M.S./Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Child and Family Studies
M.S./Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Cognitive Psychology Concentration
M.S./Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology – Industrial and Organizational Psychology

University of Phoenix – Chattanooga, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology
M.S. in Psychology

Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN

Programs offered include:

B.A./M.A. in Psychology
M.Ed. in Child Studies
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences – Clinical Science
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences – Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences – Developmental Science
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences – Neuroscience
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences – Quantitative Methods
Psychology Major – General Program
Psychology Major – Research Concentration
Psychology Major – Research with Honors Program

Victory University – Memphis, TN

Programs offered include:

B.S. in Psychology
M.S. in Professional Counseling

Walters State Community College – Morristown, TN

Programs offered include:

A.S. in Psychology