Application and Process

Undergraduate Deadlines

Freshmen Deadlines
  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

Transfer Deadlines
  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

Admissions Information


Graduate Application and Deadlines

  • Counseling M.S. and Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: September 1

  • Application
    Both of the following applications are required:
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
    • GRE or MAT scores
      • The GRE/MAT is waived for applicants who have earned a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework
      • Applicants who have earned less than 3.000 in the last 60 hours of coursework, are required to submit one of the following:
        • A combined GRE score of 294 and a writing score of 3.5
        • An MAT score of 390 minimum
      • Applicants hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores

    The following documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):


    Applicants seeking admission to pursue the Counseling M.S. with School Counselor Certification must also upload the following:

    • Texas Teacher Service Record (You can request this from your school district HR department.)
    • TEA Ethics Training Completion Certificate
    • Receipt for TEA Admission Fee  – Please visit the UHCL E-Commerce site to pay the $37.00 Texas Education Agency (TEA)-Advanced Certificate Program Admission Fee (scroll to correct certification).  This fee is payable by credit/debit card only and is non-refundable; therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are in the correct program and certification.  TEA requires all educator preparation programs to collect this fee and forward it to TEA.  TEA uses it to monitor your TEAL (TEA Login) account at the TEA website.  Once you have paid the fee, your will be emailed a receipt.  You need to upload the receipt.
    • Supplemental Admissions Form 
    • FERPA Form
    • Certificate(s) of completion of TEA-required school district training in Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Youth Suicide Prevention

Request Information

  • College of Education
    Phone: 281-283-3600
    Email: mscounprog@uhcl.edu
    Bayou Building 1237
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 188
    Houston, TX 77058-1002