The Clinical Psychology program at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a MA degree and provides academic coursework and clinical training that prepare graduate students for careers in the mental health field. The coursework and training also meets the requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychological Associate in Texas.
The 63-hour program features courses in individual and group therapy, assessment of
cognitive and personality functioning, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. You can also
take courses to gain more specialized training in behavioral medicine, behavioral
parent training, and the development and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders,
and pediatric psychology.
Goals and Objectives
The field of psychology, this program, and its individual faculty highly value diversity, understanding, inclusiveness, compassion, equal human rights, and strongly reject and condemn violence, intimidation, discrimination, and judgmental action towards groups or individuals in all forms. Given our field's acute focus and understanding of the human toll exacted by these societal problems, psychology has an important ethical role in advocacy and educating the broader public in hopes of minimizing these problems for individuals and groups in our societies. Review the APA Advocacy page to learn more about some of these important areas and how they can be supported.
- Clinical Psychology M.A.
Dec. 10- Jan. 25
- Apply online for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
- Complete the additional requirements with the Clinical Psychology Program before January 25.
Graduate admission to the university. The program requires five prerequisite undergraduate psychology courses (15 hours): Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality and one (3 additional hours) of upper-level psychology. Preference is given to applicants with all prerequisites completed.
- Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
- Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
- 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 2 pages single-spaced, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.
Three (3) letters of recommendation and recommendation forms (found on program homepage) should be submitted directly by the person making the recommendation to email@example.com. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially preferred.
In addition to the university application fee, there is an additional application fee of $35 for the Clinical Psychology application. Make check payable to "University of Houston-Clear Lake" and send it to:
Clinical Psychology Program Applications
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 73
Houston, TX 77058
Additional Admission Information
Curriculum and Instruction
While enrolled in our program, you would have many significant training experiences outside the classroom. For example, you would participate in a two-semester clinical practicum in our on-site Psychological Services Clinic and a 500-hour internship placement under the direct supervision of a practicing psychologist. In addition, you may have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects, especially research related to the faculty member’s research expertise. Through research experiences, you may have the opportunity to present at local and national conferences, and possibly co-author manuscripts.
Information for Current Students
University Student Resources
- Class Schedule
- Enrollment Processes
- Waitlisting a Class
- Enrollment Verification
- Types of Aid
A doctorate in Health Services Psychology (combined Clinical and School Psychology) is also offered at University of Houston-Clear
Lake. A separate admissions process is required for enrollment in this program. For
information, please contact the Department Assistant III for the program, Shelly Matejka,
281-283-3491 or Matejka@uhcl.edu.
For information on admission to the Clinical Psychology Program, please contact:
Dr. Sara Elkins
Clinical Psychology Program Director