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Licensed Professional Counselor Certification

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 Examination.
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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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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  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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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.

Licensed Professional Counselor Certification Faculty

Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281- 283-3632
Office: B1325

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Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Professor and Coordinator of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3557
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
Office: 1321

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