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Psychology M.S.

Explore Psychology's Endless Possibilities

Pursue advanced studies in the science of psychology and its practical applications with a Master of Science in Psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our curriculum provides broad training across the major areas of psychology including social, cognitive, developmental and neuroscience, as well as research design and analysis. Additionally, students are able to focus their studies in specialty areas. Students are able to complete either a thesis track to develop skills in conducting independent research or an internship track where they can gain hands-on experience in areas such as college teaching, working with human services, running research studies, or working in student services.

Prepare for a Challenging, Rewarding Career

Insight into human behavior is valuable to many industries. Further tailor your curriculum in UHCL's Master of Science in Psychology to your interests and goals with optional concentrations in:

Skills from our program apply to careers in social services, non-profits, government, student services, research, community college teaching or to future doctoral study.

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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.


  • Psychology M.S.
  • Application
    Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
  • Requirements
    • 3.5 GPA obtain in the last 60 hours
    • If below a 3.5 GPA, use the Admission Formula:
      • (Last 60 GPA X 24) + Verbal GRE Score + Quantitative GRE Score = 350 or above we admit
    • GRE Requirements:
      • For Fall 2022 only, the GRE will be waived. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
      • If the last 60-hour GPA is below a 3.5, student admission files will be sent to the program for individual review. Students may still submit a GRE and use the admission formula to gain acceptance into the program. 
      • If planning to apply for a future semester, the GRE may be waived with a 3.5 GPA obtained in the last 60 credit hours or hold a doctorate degree.
      • If required, General GRE Exam, www.gre.org.
      • UHCL GRE Code: 6916
  • 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.


Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

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Cost Information

Examine how much it could cost to receive a degree from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - August 01, 2022

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science Final - February 04, 2022

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

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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Psychology M.S. Faculty

Giazú Enciso Domínguez
Giazú Enciso Domínguez

Giazú Enciso Domínguez

Assistant Professor of Critical Social Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Email: giazuenciso@uhcl.edu
Office: B2329.13

Giazú Enciso Domínguez Faculty Bio

Beth Hentges
Beth Hentges

Beth Hentges

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3308
Email: hentges@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.05

Beth Hentges Faculty Bio

Angela Kelling
Angela Kelling

Angela Kelling

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3488
Email: KellingA@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617-14

Angela Kelling Faculty Bio

Nicholas Kelling

Nicholas Kelling

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3443
Email: kelling@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.08

Nicholas Kelling Faculty Bio

David Malin
David Malin

David H. Malin

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3339
Email: malin@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.12

David H. Malin Faculty Bio

Georgina Moreno
Georgina Moreno

Georgina Moreno

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3384
Email: morenog@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.17

Georgina Moreno Faculty Bio

Amanda Johnston
Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3393
Email: johnston@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.06

Amanda Johnston Faculty Bio

Desdamona Rios
Desdamona Rios

Desdamona Rios

Associate Professor of Social Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3457
Email: rios@uhcl.edu
Office:  Bayou 2121.06

Desdamona Rios Faculty Bio

Nicholas Shaman
Nicholas Shaman

Nicholas Shaman

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3386
Email: Shaman@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.15

Nicholas Shaman Faculty Bio

Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland

Steven Sutherland

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3474
Email: sutherland@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.08

Steven Sutherland Faculty Bio

Christine Walther
Christine Walther

Christine Walther

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3463
Email: walther@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2233.10

Christine Walther Faculty Bio

Chris Ward
Christopher Ward

Christopher P. Ward

Department Chair of Psychology and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3303
Email: wardchris@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.05

Christopher P. Ward Faculty Bio