Counseling Psychology

Program Details

Department of Education Psychology

With its central focus on cultural competence and a culture of belonging, the primary mission of the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin is to prepare students to conduct empirical research and develop clinical skills to promote the health of individuals, families, groups, and organizations in a pluralistic society. The program’s mission is in alignment with the College of Education’s signature impact areas:

  1. Advancing Equity through Eliminating Education and Health Disparities,
  2. Attending to Place and Context, and
  3. Thriving through Transitions.


The Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Texas has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1953; the program’s next re-accreditation site visit will be in Fall 2022. Accreditation status may be confirmed by APA via:

Education Directorate 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St. NE 
Washington, DC 20002-4242 
Phone: (202) 336-5979 

TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978



Practicum Training

Program Aims

Commitment to Cultural Awareness