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Clinical Psychology M.A.

Learning Assessment and Psychotherapy

Learn psychological assessment and intervention with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Rigorous coursework will provide you with contemporary knowledge and skills in evidence-based individual therapy, group therapy and psychological assessment. Clinical training will prepare you for a career in mental health. You can also pursue specialized study in behavioral medicine, anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, and behavioral parent training for childhood externalizing behaviors.

Developing Skills Through Applied Practice

You will complete a two-semester internal practicum in the Psychological Services Clinic and a 500-hour internship at one of the many quality sites in the Houston area. As part of this applied learning, you will work closely with skilled, licensed supervisors and receive significant formative feedback to refine your skills. With emphasis on challenging coursework and practical skills, this program prepares you to pursue professional practice in clinics, hospitals, research facilities or private practice. Program coursework and training meet Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychological Associate licensure requirements in Texas. Also, students can work with UHCL's faculty on original research.

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Admission Requirements

  • Clinical Psychology M.A.
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall Only
      • Final Deadline: January 25 
  • Application
    • Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
      • Select Four-year College/University and Graduate School.
      • Program application is only available within the selected Fall semester.
      • Select "HSH-Clinical Psychology" as your first choice major only. 
    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application.  All required documents are due by the program application deadline.  
  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Required:
      • General GRE Exam, www.gre.org.
      • GRE scores expire after 5 years of the testing date.
      • Submit official GRE scores to UHCL through the ETS system. It may take ETS two weeks from the date the test is taken to send the official score report.
      • UHCL GRE Code: 6916 – UNIV HOUSTON CLEAR LAKE – Grad
    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.
      • Prerequisites: The program requires five prerequisite undergraduate psychology courses (15 hours): Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and three courses (9 additional hours) of upper-level psychology courses. Upper-level psychology courses that may provide good preparation for the program include, but are not limited to, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, Human Growth and Development, and Research Methods and Statistics. Preference is given to applicants with all prerequisites completed.
    • Required Additional Supporting Documents: The following documents should be emailed to the Clinical, Health & Applied Sciences department assistant (Shelly Matejka) at clinicalschool@uhcl.edu:
      • Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
      • Statement of purpose and goals (not to exceed 1,000 words): describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.
      • Three (3) letters of recommendation and recommendation forms should be submitted directly by the recommenders to clinicalschool@uhcl.edu. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know the applicant well are preferred.
    • Program Application Fee: In addition to the university application fee, there is an additional program application fee of $35 for the Clinical Psychology M.A. program. The program application fee may be paid by credit card online or by check payable to "University of Houston-Clear Lake" and sent to:

      Clinical Psychology Program Applications
      University of Houston-Clear Lake
      2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 73 
      Houston, TX 77058
  • Admission Review Process 

    After initial review of the application materials (application, recommendations, and supplemental material) an admissions committee will invite selected applicants to campus for an interview. Interviews will typically be scheduled in March. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by April 15. 


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Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Clinical Psychology M.A. Faculty

Sara Elkins
Sara Elkins

Sara Elkins

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3315
Email: elkins@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.06

Sara Elkins Faculty Bio

Sarah Griffin
Sarah Griffin

Sarah Griffin

Assistant Professor of Health Service Psychology & Clinical Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3355
Email: griffins@uhcl.edu
Office: B1508.03

Sarah Griffin Faculty Bio

Tessa Kritikos
Tessa Kritikos

Tessa Kritikos

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3464
Email: kritikos@uhcl.edu

Tessa Kritikos Faculty Bio

Mary B. Short

Mary B. Short

Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Director of Clinical Training,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3324
Email: ShortMB@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.26

Mary B. Short Faculty Bio