About the Program
- Take advantage of our comprehensive degree program to prepare for your career as a licensed psychologist.
- Our program prepares competent and ethical professional psychologists within a practitioner-scientist model.
- Graduate, teaching and research assistant positions are also available.
Students are admitted to our program each fall semester only. The yearly application priority deadline is Jan. 15.
The Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology program has three aims.
- Aim 1: Prepare graduates with the discipline-specific knowledge of psychology and knowledge in counseling psychology theory, research and practice.
- Aim 2: Prepare competent practitioners of psychology.
- Aim 3: Prepare graduates with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes to be skilled consumers of research and to engage in evidence-based practices of psychology.
Upon completion of your ASU degree, you will have the educational requirements for licensure as a licensed psychologist (LP) in Texas.
(Note: Completion of the degree does not guarantee eligibility for licensure. Requirements include successful passing of a licensing exam - and for the LP 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.)
Our award-winning faculty stress personal contact and advising. They stay up-to-date on current issues, techniques and trends in professional counseling, and they are dedicated to providing the best possible learning experience.
Start your career as soon as you are licensed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment of counseling psychologists is projected to grow by 14% through 2028, adding thousands of new jobs.
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class was abnormal psychology. The lectures were amazing, and I also really enjoyed learning more in-depth about disorders.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Scotty McDowell</strong>, Class of 2022</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Drew Curtis had a huge impact on my life. His lectures help me decide that psychology was something I wanted to study more, and he also helped me realize I may want to become a counselor one day.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Scotty McDowell</strong>, Class of 2022</p> </blockquote>
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class at ASU was Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Discrimination with Dr. Tay Hack because it taught me how our unconscious views of others can impact not only our mental health, but the mental health of others.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Veronika Kopp</strong>, Class of 2023, M.S. in Counseling Psychology</p> </blockquote>