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Family Therapy M.A.

Foster Healthy Relationships

Prepare for a creative, caring career when you earn a Master of Arts in Family Therapy at University of Houston-Clear Lake. You will focus on helping individuals, couples and families connect and thrive. A long-standing reputation for excellent clinical training combined with diverse, exciting internship opportunities make us an excellent choice to intensify your studies.

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Explore a Broad Professional Field

Our graduates excel as clinicians, researchers and academics with a solid foundation in both coursework and practical experience. The Master of Arts in Family Therapy prepares students for licensure as a Family Therapist in Texas and fulfills coursework requirements to take the Licensed Professional Counselor Exam in Texas. Family therapists serve in all sorts of settings, from private practices and community mental health agencies to residential treatment centers and programs for youth, offering a broad, exciting choice in careers.

Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

  • Family Therapy M.A.
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall Only:
      • Final Deadline: January 25 (We are currently not accepting applications for the Fall of 2024)
  • Application
    • Apply online through Apply Texas 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-Family Therapy 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 Not Required: The GRE requirement will be automatically removed after successful submission of the admission application.

    • 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: Foundation courses include 6 hours of undergraduate Behavioral Sciences coursework in Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. Similar courses may be substituted for these classes and coursework from various classes may meet these content requirements as well.
    • Required Additional Supporting Documents: The following documents should be emailed to the Family Therapy department assistant (Shelly Matejka) at
      • 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 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 Family Therapy 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:
      • Family Therapy 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.

Degree Requirements

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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

About UHCL

Family Therapy M.A. Faculty

Sofia Georgiadou
Sofia Georgiadou

Sofia Georgiadou

Assistant Professor of Family Therapy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Office: Rec 249-05

Sofia Georgiadou Faculty Bio

Li Ping Su-Kubricht

Li Ping Su-Kubricht

Assistant Professor of Family Therapy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3312
Office: Rec249-06

Li Ping Su-Kubricht Faculty Bio

Additional Information

Students wishing to enroll in this degree plan must formally apply. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the faculty coordinator.