Counseling Psychology Program
The program will prepare you to assess and to provide psychotherapy or counseling to people in need. It has a strong clinical component and meets the academic requirements for the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. With this license, you can practice as a professional counselor in your own practice, for a mental health agency, a psychiatric hospital, a residential treatment center, or a university counseling center, among other sites.Graduate Students Admissions and Financial Aid
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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
|Credit Hours||60 Credit Hours|
Victoria (traditional semesters)
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Counseling psychology job options are better the higher your credentials. A master's level degree and license make you more competitive and in-demand. If your educational goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in Psychology, then the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides a valuable foundation toward that pursuit. As an LPC, your professional practice may involve assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Evaluation and classification of normal and maladaptive behavior
Administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized intelligence and personality tests
Writing evaluations for a variety of clients
Help individuals solve life problems and create more fulfilling lives
Provide individual, group, family and career counseling
Provide crisis intervention and other support services
Consult with parents, educators, clergy, medical professionals, and others regarding client issues and welfare
Coordinate services between treatment sites, clients, and the community
Admission to the counseling psychology, forensic psychology or school psychology master's program is based on an evaluation by the program's admission committee of the following information.
A 1-2 page essay that states the applicant's reasons for applying to the program and the applicant's career goals
One Letter of Recommendation (including the Graduate Recommendation Form for Graduate Psychology Programs) from a non-UHV, non-family source
Evidence of having completed undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics, research, and abnormal psychology. A particular course will be waived as a requirement if the student passes a comprehensive final or its equivalent for the designated course with a grade of C or better.Request Information
The exam may be taken no more than once for a particular course
Graduate Admissions Index of 980 or higher. Official GRE General Test scores are required in order to calculate your Admissions Index
Official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions from every institution previously attended
An interview with UHV graduate faculty in psychology.
All applications must be completed by February 15 to be considered for admission for the fall of that year. Students may start the psychology M.A. programs only during the fall semester.Apply Now
"I like teaching at UHV because we have unique students from all walks of life and the diversity of our programs contributes to the well-being of our community. "
- Elise Hendricker, Ph.D., LSSP, LP
Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division