Earning your Clinical Psychology Degree in Texas
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OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com is the largest online resource for you to discover and contact schools in your area that offer psychology degrees with a focus on clinical studies. With our directory of schools in Texas you can request information from multiple programs to be sure you choose the right one for you. Review our directory of featured accredited colleges below to get started!

When people need help managing stress or depression, they sometimes seek input from a licensed clinical psychologist. A psychologist can also perform testing and diagnose a person with a mental illness.

The goal of working with a psychologist is for a person to return to normal functioning as soon as possible. This may be through talk therapy, drug therapy or a combination of both.

Psychologists also help to determine the proper treatment for people who are severely mentally ill and can't function in normal society. Some psychologists spend most of their time on research and rarely interact with patients.

It is up to you to decide on your specialty and complete the necessary education to work in your desired field.

Clinical Psychology Degree Options and Curriculum

The field of psychology is a highly credentialed one, which means you need either a graduate or doctorate degree to work as a psychologist.

Some of the courses you may complete in your degree program include:

  • Counseling Theories
  • Psychopathology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Personality Assessment
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Supervised Practicum

License Requirements

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists issues four different types of licenses. The name and qualifications for each type of license are:

  • Licensed Psychologist in Independent Practice requires completion of a doctorate degree
    • Two years of supervised practice
    • Previous licensure as a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist
    • Passing the state oral exam for psychologists.

 

  • Provisionally Licensed Psychologist requires a PhD in psychology
    • Passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology at 70 percent at the doctorate level and
    • a 90 percent or higher score on the Texas Jurisprudence Exam.

 

 

  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology requires passing:
    • The National School Psychology Exam with a score of 165
    • The Texas Jurisprudence Exam at 90 percent
    • and obtaining a Master's degree in psychology

Career Outlook for Psychologists in Texas

According to a 2010 report issued by the Texas Workforce Commission,the number of people employed as psychologists in Texas is expected to increase from 9,250 to 11,440 in the decade from 2010 to 2020. That represents an increase of 23.7 percent.

Of the anticipated annual openings for psychologists in Texas, 220 should come from the position being vacated due to a promotion and 290 from people resigning or retiring.

The expected job growth rate in Texas is approximately two percent higher than the rest of the nation. The average hourly was for Texas psychologists in 2010 was $30.34. Nationwide, the average was $34.72.

The Texas Workforce Commission also included the following data about clinical, counseling and school psychologists:

  • 65.6 percent are women.
  • 89.7 percent are Caucasian.
  • The average age is 42 years, 8 months.
  • The average psychologist has worked in the field for 10 years and has been with his or her employer for 5 years, 5 months.
  • The turnover rate for psychologists in Texas is considered to be average.

If you are ready to pursue a career as a psychologist in Texas, request information from our featured programs below to get started!


Clinical Psychology Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Clinical Psychology programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 451 schools across the country.

Texas

Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Psychology - Clinical
Austin College (Sherman, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Psychology
Baylor University (Waco, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Howard Payne University (Brownwood, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Counseling/Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Counseling/Clinical Psychology
Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (online)
Master of Science in Community/Clinical Psychology
Prairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Adolescent Psychology
Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Waxahachie, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Counseling Psychology - Clinical
Master of Counseling Psychology - Clinical (online)
Master of Science in Human Services Counseling - Non Clinical
Master of Science in Human Services Counseling - Non Clinical (online)
St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Texas A & M University (College Station, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Texas A&M University Commerce (Commerce, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Texas Southern University (Houston, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical-Community Psychology
Texas State University-San Marcos (San Marcos, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Health Psychology - Clinical Approaches
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas at Tyler (Tyler, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (Odessa, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
The University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology - Clinical psychologists
University of Dallas (Irving, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
University of Houston (Houston, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical
University of Houston-Clear Lake (Houston, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Health Psychology
University of Phoenix (Dallas, TX / Houston, TX / San Antonio, TX)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BS in Psychology (online)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
School Accreditation:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Programs Offered:
PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Child/Adolescent Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Neuropsychology