Program Overview

The online MA in Counseling Psychology program curriculum provides a strong clinical component and meets the academic requirements for the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. Graduates are prepared to operate their own practices or pursue positions at mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, university counseling centers, or other related organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    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. 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. The exam may be taken no more than once for a particular course. Graduate Admissions Index of 1400/980 or higher.

    Some campus visits are required.

    School Overview

    The University of Houston-Victoria was founded in 1973 as the University of Houston Victoria Center. Ten years later, a bill was passed by the Texas Legislature to allow the center to become UHV with permanent status as a degree-granting university offering junior-, senior- and graduate-level courses. Legislation signed into law in 2009 allowed UHV to admit its first freshmen and sophomores in fall 2010. UHV is now a dynamic destination university in the Coastal Bend region of Texas that serves the educational needs, promotes the economic well-being and advances the quality of life for the university and community through teaching, research and service excellence.

    UHV offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following colleges, many of which can be earned online:

    • Arts & Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Education, Health Professions, & Human Development

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