Counseling psychologists get graduate-level training at the PhD level in programs that take four to six years of postgraduate study to finish.
Master’s degree in criminal psychology is required (two to three years of graduate school, ideally with a doctoral degree) Doctorate in clinical psychology is required (four to seven years of graduate school)
The final step in earning your psychologist license is to complete an advanced degree program that fits the requirements of the state in which you desire to practice, such as a PhD in Counseling Psychology or a PsyD degree in Counseling Psychology.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are the two Doctorate degrees that are now offered (PhD). Counseling Psychologists must pass board tests in order to get a state license to practice psychology after finishing their undergraduate studies and an internship.