Psychology M.S. with Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration

Explore the Interaction of Biology and Behavior

Develop a keen insight into both psychology and neuroscience to explore the neural basis of human behavior through the Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration at University of Houston-Clear Lake. This area of study is also known as biological psychology, biopsychology or psychobiology. Students in our concentration have numerous opportunities to conduct research, give professional presentations and publish in journals. Our faculty specializes in nicotine dependence, age-related memory impairment and the impact of sleep disorders on information processing. 

Build a Foundation for the Next Step

Graduates with this concentration are well suited to further study in doctoral programs or careers in biomedical research. One of the most important prerequisites needed for both research careers or doctoral admission is research experience. Therefore, this concentration places a strong emphasis on research participation. Students will be expected to be active members of research teams on campus that results in research presentations at professional conferences and culminates in a capstone research experience.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2019

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 14
    Final and Session Start* - January 22

  • Summer 2019
    New Degree Seeking - May 1
    Priority* - May 28
    Final, Summer I* - June 10
    Final, Summer II* - July 15
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 12
    Final and Session Start* - August 26

*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 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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Psychology M.S. with Behavioral Neuroscience Concentration Faculty

David Malin
David Malin

David H. Malin

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3339
Office: Bayou 2617.12

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Georgina Moreno
Georgina Moreno

Georgina Moreno

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3384
Office: SSCB 2109

Faculty Bio

Chris Ward
Christopher Ward

Christopher P. Ward

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3303
Office: Bayou 2617.03

Faculty Bio