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 General Applied Techniques Concentration (Non-Licensure), 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.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: Nov. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (less than 5 years old) the Office of Admissions)
    • Signed FERPA form
    • Certificate of completion of online TEA Ethics Training  
    • Texas Teacher Service Record
    • Texas Teacher Certificate (Standard)


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

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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

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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
 

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

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

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus 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

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

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


Counseling M.S. Faculty

Randy Davis
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Randy Davis

Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Education

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

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Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,
Education

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

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Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Counseling, Education,
Education

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

Faculty Bio

Cheryl Sawyer
Cheryl Sawyer

Cheryl Sawyer

Professor of Counseling,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3559
Email: Sawyer@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

Faculty Bio

Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Education

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

Faculty Bio