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Psychology M.S. with Neuroscience and Behavior 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 Neuroscience and Behavior 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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Admission Requirements

  • Psychology M.S. with a Neuroscience and Behavior Concentration
  • Admission Deadline
    Fall Admission
    Early Admission: February 1
    Final Deadline: May 1

  • Application
    Apply online through for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
  • Requirements
    Program Description and Admission Requirements

    Students wishing to enroll in the Neuroscience and Behavior concentration must formally apply. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the faculty coordinator, Dr. Georgina Moreno.

    • 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,
      • 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

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Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior Concentration, M.S.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

Psychology M.S. with Neuroscience and Behavior Concentration Faculty

Angela Kelling
Angela Kelling

Angela Kelling

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3488
Office: Bayou 2617-14

Angela Kelling Faculty Bio

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

David H. Malin Faculty Bio

Georgina Moreno
Georgina Moreno

Georgina Moreno

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3384
Office: SSCB 2109.17

Georgina Moreno 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
Office: SSCB 2109.05

Christopher P. Ward Faculty Bio