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School Psychology Program

Program Overview/Mission

School Psychologists, or Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) in Texas, are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists/LSSPs partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. U.S. News & World Report ranks School Psychology #1 in Best Social Services Jobs and #57 in The 100 Best Jobs (with a low 1.2% unemployment rate)!

Program Degrees

Accreditation Information

The School Psychology program is approved by and has received National Recognition from the National Association of School Psychologists.

Admission Requirements

  • School Psychology SSP
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall Only:
      • Final Deadline: January 25 
  • Application
    • Apply online through Apply Texas 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.
      • Recommended Foundation Courses: it is highly recommended that applicants have successfully completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate Psychology coursework (e.g., Introductory Psychology, Child Psychology or Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and other an upper-level psychology course).
    • Required Additional Supporting Documents: The following documents should be emailed to the Clinical, Health & Applied Sciences department assistant (Shelly Matejka) at
      • 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 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
  • 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.

Additional Admission Information

Students wishing to enroll in this degree plan must formally apply. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the faculty coordinator. 

Program Faculty

Valerie Morgan

Valerie Morgan

Assistant Professor of Health Service Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3375
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
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


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
Office: Bayou 2529.04

Gill Strait Faculty Bio

Mike Van Wie

Mike Van Wie

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

Office: Bayou 1508.16

Mike Van Wie Faculty Bio

Student Resources

Information for Current Students

University Student Resources

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

A doctorate in Health Services Psychology (Combined Clinical/School Psychology) is also offered!

For more information, contact:

Dr. Gerald (Gill) Strait, Program Director
Phone: 281-283-3494