PhD in Guidance & Counselling Psychology

Program Details


Our online PhD in counselling psychology program introduces cutting-edge theoretical concepts and is designed to build on your foundational knowledge of psychology. Moreover, our curriculum is focussed on increasing competencies that are required to become a world-class counsellor.


3 Years


  • Master degree in psychology or relevant stream from a recognized university

Salient Features

  • Develop ethical and social responsibility
  • Blend of psychology, education, and co-curricular activities
  • Balance between clinical and research training
  • Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

What do you Gain?

  • Students gain skills to conduct independent research and this in-turn enables them to make original and significant contributions to their chosen field of psychology.
  • Graduates gain a deep understanding of self and also gain immense practical experience.
  • Graduates also learn skills that can be applied to anthropological studies and global social circumstances.
  • Students are exposed to several psycho-therapeutic techniques that are extremely useful if they wish to become counsellors.

Course Structure

Block Course/Research Credits
I Advanced Psychopathology and Mental hygiene 4
II Research Methodology 4
III Counseling research and evaluation 4
Capstone Project 2
IV Issues in Vocational Counseling and Guidance 4
V Family and Sex Counseling 4
VI Micro-skills in Counselling and Clinical Psychology 4
VII-XVIII Research Work 64
Total Credits 90

Why Choose Us?

Texila American University, is a Tier-1 private university that offers quality higher education in the research domain. Our doctoral program in guidance and counselling psychology is a flexible, online program that is designed to benefit working professionals. We also offer affordable costs and excellent support services for international students as well.

Teaching Methodology

The core learning methodology includes BRICS models, Forum Discussions, Case Studies, Contextual Project Work, Article Review, and Research Project. BRICS model is a uniquely designed methodology


Doctoral Structure

Our PhD in Guidance & Counselling Psychology program is designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the way.

Doctoral Structure

Career Path

Some of the job titles are our graduates can choose from include the following:

  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Counsellor
  • Career and School Counsellor
  • Post-secondary Teacher

Faculty and Support

At Texila, we pride ourselves on being able to provide you with experienced, international faculty, and world-class support.


Our faculty members come from international backgrounds and are committed to ensuring your period of study. They are advising and guiding the students to complete their Academic Requirements on time. Our prime focus is to deliver timely and constructive feedback to complete the program successfully.

Student Mentors

Our Student Mentors are experts in delivering the academic support, and they are specifically assigned to help you on completion of academic requirements on time, they will assist and guide students on academic issues whenever required.

Academic Advisors

Our academic advisors will guide, develop, and manage comprehensive academic activities, also render the faculty support to the students on submission and evaluation to complete the program on time.

Academic Head

Our experienced academic heads provide expert guidance to our students to ensure that their period of study is smooth and effortless. They provide guidance in all subject matters and can be reached either through emails, skype, or telephone calls.

Online Resources

We understand that academic resources are a vital aspect of succeeding in your doctoral program, and keeping this in mind, we ensure that our online resources are always up-to-date and of the highest quality.


Our e-journals are published periodically and is accessible to all our students. Since 2012, we have developed an extensive collection of journals that will be extremely useful for your thesis and dissertation research and planning.

Thesis/Dissertation Support

A successful dissertation requires both extensive research and planning. With the help of our dissertation and academic planning tools, you will be able to identify focus areas and successfully create noteworthy research papers and dissertations.

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