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Counseling M.S.

Empower Diverse Individuals and Families

Reach your career goal of providing support to others by receiving a Master of Science in Counseling through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education. Whether your objective is to become a School Counselor or a Licensed Professional Counselor, your role will be vital to your school or clients. You will facilitate and support students or clients to achieve their potential and develop personally and professionally. UHCL offers options that include both licensed and non-licensed counseling degrees. These range from providing a foundational knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of counseling which can be helpful in a variety of careers, to full certification as School Counselor or coursework aligned to apply for Licensed Professional Counselor, or both.

Consider Your Options to Specialize

With your Master of Science in Counseling from UHCL, you’ll be prepared meet the academic requirements for the School Counselor standard certificate (EC-12) or for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration in preparation for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.

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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.

  • Counseling M.S. and Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: September 1

  • Application
    Both of the following applications are required:
  • Requirements
    • The graduate test score is waived for applicants who have earned a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework; or
    • Applicants who have earned less than 3.000 in the last 60 hours of coursework, are required to submit one of the following:
      • A combined GRE score of 294 and a writing score of 3.5
      • An MAT score of 390 minimum
    • Applicants holding a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
    • Applicants must submit three (3) Professional Recommendation Forms, which are included in the Program Application.
    • Once a completed application is received by the Counseling program, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. A committee member will contact the applicant for an on-campus interview, after which, a final admissions decision will be made.

    School Counselor program applicants only must also submit the following:

Degree Requirements

Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.

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Cost Information

Get schooled on the projected costs for tuition, books, supplies and more for your education degree from UHCL.

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  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

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UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Counseling M.S. Faculty

Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Professor and Coordinator of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3557
Email: PereraDiltz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1325

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Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Field Experience Coordinator,

Contact number: 281-283-3564
Email: tello@uhcl.edu
Office: 1321

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Randy Davis

Randy Davis

Assistant Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3592
Office: Bayou Building 1321

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Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281- 283-3632
Email: Pacerob@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

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