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University of Houston

Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences

Houston , TX

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University of Houston

Overview

University of Houston / Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School psychology and individual differences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) School psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Administration and supervision - higher education
Master of Education (M Ed) Educational psychology
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 39
Doctoral Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comprehensive exam or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

216
Applied
126
Accepted
60
Enrolled
58%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vita, goal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vita, goal statement, writing sample, interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

214
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.5%
Black or African American 16.36%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.47%
Asian 8.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.8%
Unknown 1.87%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 3
Male (10)
Female (24)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evidence-based assessment and intervention, multicultural issues in psychology, social and cultural context of learning, systemic barriers to college, motivational aspects of self-regulated learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,908,079

Location & Contact

Address 3657 Cullen Blvd. Farish Hall Suite 491
Houston, TX  77204
United States
Contact Dr. Nathan Grant Smith
Interim Department Chair
Email: ngsmith@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-7648
Fax: 713-743-4996

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