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School Psychology S.S.P.

Help Students Excel

Make a difference in the lives of school-age children with graduate studies in school psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through the Specialist in School Psychology program, we offer a firm foundation in practical knowledge and skills to provide safe, supportive learning environments. Our coursework, year-long practicum experience in a school and the UHCL Psychological Services Clinic, and capstone school-based internship will provide you with a wealth of experiences in assessment, intervention, and consultation to meet the diverse needs of children, families and school personnel.

Shine in a Vital Role at Schools, Agencies or Clinics

Extensive work with both our world-class College of Human Sciences and Humanities faculty and professionals in the field offer deep study into the power and importance of school psychology. Graduates of this program are equipped for careers as Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP). Other potential career paths may include behavior specialists, diagnosticians, special education counselors or administrators within special education departments. Graduates are eligible to earn the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential--the qualification for a highly-trained educational professional within the discipline. With additional training and credentials, this degree also supports careers in mental health agencies, clinics or hospitals.


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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.


  • School Psychology SSP
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall Only:
      • Final Deadline: January 25 
  • Application
    • Apply online through GoApplyTexas.org for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
      • Select Four-year College/University and Graduate School.
      • Program application is only available within the selected Fall semester.
      • Select "HSH-School Psychology SSP" as your first choice major only. 

    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the program application deadline.  
  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will be automatically removed after successful submission of the admission application.

    • Official 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.
      • Recommended GPA of 3.25 or above for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
      • Prerequisites: applicants must have successfully completed 12 hours of undergraduate Psychology coursework which must include a) Introductory Psychology, b) Child Psychology or Adolescent Psychology, c) Abnormal Psychology and d) an upper-level psychology course. These prerequisites may be waived for students who possess graduate degrees; in some cases, a similar course may substitute for a prerequisite.
    • Required Additional Supporting Documents: The following documents should be emailed to the Clinical, Health & Applied Sciences department assistant (Shelly Matejka) at clinicalschool@uhcl.edu:
      • Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
      • Statement of purpose and goals (not to exceed 1,000 words): describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.
      • Three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms should be submitted directly by the recommenders to clinicalschool@uhcl.edu. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know the applicant well are preferred.
    • Program Application Fee: In addition to the university application fee, there is an additional program application fee of $35 for the School Psychology S.S.P. program. The program application fee may be paid by credit card online or by check payable to "University of Houston-Clear Lake" and send it to:

      School Psychology Program Admissions
      University of Houston-Clear Lake
      2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 73
      Houston, TX 77058
      281-283-3491 
  • Admission Review Process 

    After initial review of the application materials (application, recommendations, and supplemental material) an admissions committee will invite selected applicants to campus for an interview. Interviews will typically be scheduled in February or March. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by April 15.


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. 


School Psychology (Specialist in School Psychology)


Cost Information

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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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Accreditations and Distinctions

The School Psychology program is approved by and has received National Recognition from the National Association of School Psychologists. The Doctor of Psychology in Health Service Psychology has been awarded accreditation on contingency by the American Psychological Association.


School Psychology S.S.P. Faculty

Valerie Morgan

Valerie Morgan

Assistant Professor of Health Service Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3375
Email: morganva@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.03

Valerie Morgan Faculty Bio

Erik Reinbergs
Erik Reinbergs

Erik Reinbergs

Assistant Professor of School Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3322
Email: reinbergs@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building 2617.14

Erik Reinbergs Faculty Bio

Anthony Roberson
Anthony Roberson

Anthony Roberson

Assistant Professor of School & Health Service Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Email: robersona@uhcl.edu

Anthony Roberson Faculty Bio

Gill Strait

Gill Strait

Associate Professor of School Psychology and Health Service Psychology, School Psychology Program Director ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3494
Email: strait@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.04

Gill Strait Faculty Bio