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Please Note: Completion of your degree does not guarantee eligibility for licensure. Requirements include successfully passing a licensing exam - and for the LP credential, include additional post-degree supervised experience. Also, licensure requirements vary across states. For more information on licensure or reciprocity, please visit the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology?

Start your career as soon as you are licensed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that career opportunities for counseling psychologists are projected to increase by 14% through 2028, adding thousands of new jobs.

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Why Earn My Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at Angelo State?

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Industry Connections

We maintain collaborative relationships with healthcare programs and agencies on campus, in San Angelo and around the state to provide you with valuable opportunities for hands-on training and practical experience. Our faculty also hold leadership positions in local, regional and national psychological organizations. This gives you enhanced opportunities for networking and professional development.

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Research Experience

We facilitate a wide range of opportunities for you to conduct high-level research with your professors in a variety of mental health areas. This will augment your critical-thinking skills and inform your future clinical practice. You may also get to present your research at national conferences and have it published in professional journals.

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Assistantship Opportunities

You can apply for available paid graduate assistant (GA), teaching assistant (TA) and research assistant (RA) positions within our program. You will gain valuable practical experience while you complete your degree, and the stipend can also help offset the already low cost of our program.

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Interested? Get in touch.

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    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.