Improve the Lives of People Struggling with Personal, Family or Social Issues
With your advanced degree and your Licensed Professional Counselor Certification from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll be equipped to administer psychotherapy services to a number of populations. LPCs can assist with a range of problems, including marital issues, substance abuse rehabilitation and mood disorders. You’ll gain the skills you need to listen to your clients’ problems, evaluate their concerns, and help them develop adaptive coping strategies.
Achieve Your Goal of Obtaining Your LPC Certification
To receive Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification, you must also complete
all post-graduate criteria as outlined by the LPC board, including temporary certification,
3,000 hours of a supervised post-master’s internship and passing the National Counselor
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final* and Session Start - August 27
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
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.