Psychology M.S. with Applied Social Issues Concentration

Social Issues and Public Policy

Famous psychologist Kurt Lewin called for social science researchers to connect theory with real world social problems when he said, "there is nothing so practical as a good theory." Through coursework exposure to current psychological scholarship on social issues and application to real world problems, earning a Master of Science in Psychology from University of Houston-Clear Lake will give you access to strategic approaches for addressing social issues in research, teaching, community and non-profit settings. Your concentration in Applied Social Issues will help you learn how psychology research informs social justice action and social policy efforts for challenging group disparities. Some social issues addressed by the concentration include prejudice/stereotyping/discrimination, oppression and privilege, social forces affecting marginalized groups (e.g., LGBT community, people of color and women), poverty, conflict mediation, activism and advocacy.

Apply Psychological Science to Large-Scale Social Problems

After completing this program, students will be better prepared to serve as social justice activists in the workplace and liberal arts universities, whether immediately after the M.A. or after pursing a doctorate. This concentration also prepares students for careers in social service (non-profit or government), research positions (university, government or private), or teaching at a community college or liberal arts university.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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


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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Psychology M.S. with Applied Social Issues Concentration Faculty

Kim Case
Kim Case

Kim Case

Professor of Women's Studies and Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3338
Email: caseki@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.19

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Desdamona Rios
Desdamona Rios

Desdamona Rios

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

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

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Amanda Johnston
Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3393
Email: johnston@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.14

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Beth Hentges
Beth Hentges

Beth Hentges

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

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

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