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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Student Admissions

The following information is published here to guide students through the graduate application process, though scheduling time with a graduate advisor is also recommended.

How to Apply?

Please click the following link for more information: Psychology Graduate Program Application. All required documents are to be directly uploaded to your account during the application process. Please prepare them beforehand. GRE score requirements are being waived for the upcoming Admissions cycle (applications due 12/1/20).

Required Materials

  1. A completed graduate studies application.
  2. An official transcript from each institution attended.
  3. A $50.00 non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

Submission Process for Domestic Applicants

Program deadlines for receipt of application materials are as follows for fall admission the following academic year:

December 1 Clinical Psychology
December 15 Developmental Psychology
December 1 Social Psychology
January 15 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

We highly encourage applicants to submit their materials electronically:

  • through myUH, and
  • electronically delivered transcripts by academic institutions, if available.
  • Letters of recommendations should be received electronically.

Regular Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
PO BOX 3947
HOUSTON TX 77253-3947

Express Mail Address:
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
4302 University Dr, Rm 102
HOUSTON, TX 77204-2012

For Electronic Copy Submissions: gradschool@uh.edu

Submission Process for International Applicants

In addition to the materials listed above, the International Admissions Office requires that you submit the following:

  1. An official copy of your TOEFL scores.
  2. A letter of financial backing.
  3. The statement of understanding located in the application booklet.
  4. Two passport size photos.
  5. A $80.00 (US$) processing fee in addition to the departmental processing fee should be paid at the time of your application submission. Fee must be paid online via CollegeNet.

Please forward all materials to:

International Admissions Office
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2161
United States of America

All applicants: For questions about the appication process applicants may contact the Academic Affairs Office ( lcanales@uh.edu). Applicants may be nominated for a Presidential Fellowship.

Outcomes and Other Data

Time to Completion for all students entering the program

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
2019-
2020
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred
on transcript
17 11 15 11 12 7 13 6 9 9 110
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.5 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.37
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5 5 4.8 5 5 4.8 5.7 5.7 5
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 3 18 2 18 5 33 1 9 6 50 3 43 5 38 3 50 2 22 0 0 30 27
Students in 5 years 6 35 4 36 4 27 6 55 2 17 1 14 3 23 1 17 1 11 4 44 32 29
Students in 6 years 5 29 3 27 6 40 4 36 4 33 3 43 3 23 1 17 5 56 4 44 38 35
Students in 7 years 2 12 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 1 11 1 11 6 5
Students in more than 7 years 1 6 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 17 0 0 0 0 4 4

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate NA if not applicable:

Excerpted from Department of Psychology 2020-2021 Graduate Academic Handbook:

Transfer Hours and Credit and Waiving Courses (limit: 6 hours). Students who have completed graduate courses at other accredited institutions may petition to have those courses accepted by the University of Houston. Course transferring does NOT apply to graduate coursework taken for a received degree unless the hours received toward that degree exceeds the minimum required. [For example, if a previous masters required 36 hours and a student had 42 hours when completing that degree, up to 6 hours of course transfer credit may be requested.] No course credits below the 6000 level will satisfy departmental or area course requirements. First, the student should meet with the instructor teaching the equivalent course at UH with a course description, syllabus, and text information (if applicable) that was used for the course completed at the other institution. If the instructor agrees that the course is equivalent to ours, a graduate petition must be submitted with the supporting documentation to the academic affairs office for processing and approval by the Program Director, the Director of Graduate Education and/or Department Chair. For courses taken for a prior graduate degree within the minimum hours required or for coursework beyond the 6 hours allowed for transfer, students may request to waive taking a course, following the same instructor review as noted above for transferring credit (GRADUATE PETITION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OR AT HTTP://WWW.UH.EDU/GRADUATE-SCHOOL/FORMS/GPSP.PDF).

Transfer of a Master's Degree. Students entering the program at the University of Houston with a Master's degree must provide official transcripts indicating satisfactory completion. The transfer of Master's degree credit must be approved by the student's Program Director, the Director of Graduate Education and/or Department Chair. A memo indicating such approval should be filed with the academic affairs office. Additional work may be deemed necessary for satisfactory conformance with departmental standards. Credit for a previously earned Master’s Degree is not automatic; every case is decided on its own individual merits.

Program Costs

Description 2020-2021 1 st-year
Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0*
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $0*
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") N/A
University/institution fees or costs  $0
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1,863
* Doctoral tuition fellowship covers cost of 12 Fall credit hours, 12 Spring credit hours, and up to 6 Summer credit hours; out-of-state tuition waived

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
2019-
2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100 8 100 11 85 10 91
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained  internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100 8 100 11 85 10 91
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 - 7 - 8 - 13 - 11 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
2019-
2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 15 - 14 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 13 - 7 - 8 - 13 - 11 -
Students who obtained paid internships 12 80 14 100 11 92 11 79 8 100 13 100 7 100 8 100 11 85 10 91
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from “Internship Placement – Table 1"

 

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
2019-
2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 14 - 7 - 14 - 10 - 11 - 7 - 13 - 15 - 14 - 13 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 13 93 7 100 10 71 10 100 7 64 4 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 27 3 43 13 100 15 100 12 86 13 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 1 7 0 0 4 29 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2010-2020
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 100
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 97
Licensure percentage 97%

University of Houston Clinical Psychology program is designed to meet requirements as set by the American Psychological Association to prepare students for a career as a clinical psychologist. While these requirements satisfy the educational requirements of most states, it may not meet education requirements for all states. The Clinical Psychology Program has assembled information about educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states, as of June 2020. That information is included here. Please know that licensure regulations are frequently revised, and we cannot guarantee that this information continues to be accurate. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure, we strongly recommend that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek the most up-to-date information and guidance regarding state licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, or additional clinical or field experience. Check with the internship or clinical coordinator with questions about state professional licensing board requirements prior to beginning an internship or field experience in another state.

Support Information, 2020-2021

  1. Funding support for all first year students is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) in the Department of Psychology. For 2019-2020 the monthly stipend for a 50% appointment (20 hrs/wk) will be $1586.67, or $14,280 for the nine-month academic year. Students in TA appointments are assigned to 1 to 3 course sections per semester, depending on the workload of the course(s). Summer support as a TA ($4760 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student and fund availability. Students typically receive a summer assignment if requested, and thus the annual TA stipend totals $19,040. Research Assistantships (RA) are also sometimes available to first year students, if they will be working with a faculty member who has a funded project on which to place the student. Stipends vary, typically ranging from $1587 to $2083/month.
  2. Other benefits include an excellent comprehensive state employee health benefit package (after a 60-day waiting period) at low cost to the student (student pays $162/month; State and University pay $461/month or $5549 total/year), a waiver of non-resident tuition rates for out-of-state students (worth up to $15,240/year) and a doctoral tuition fellowship that covers the cost of twelve credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters and up to six credit hours for the Summer semester plus fees (worth approximately $11,073/year). While highly likely to continue, we do not guarantee the coverage of the fee portion of the tuition fellowship ($501/semester). Please note that full-time graduate study for first-year in the Department of Psychology requires twelve credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters, and three or six credit hours for the summer semester (depending on program requirements). Rates may increase slightly before Fall 2019.
    Bottom line: For tuition and fees, students should not expect to pay out-of-pocket. In order to qualify for the health benefits and a waiver of out-of-state tuition, students must maintain at least a 50% employment appointment, be registered as a full-time student, and in good standing. To qualify for the tuition fellowship, students must be registered as a full-time student and in good standing.
  3. After the second year, students may qualify for a Teaching Fellowship (TF). Teaching Fellows are instructors of record for a course. Each TF is expected to instruct 1-2 course sections per semester, depending on course size. The current monthly stipend for a 50% TF appointment is $1722.67 or $15,504 for the nine-month academic year. Summer support as a TF ($5168 total for 3 months) is also available upon early request by the student, and fund availability. Students typically receive a summer assignment if requested, and thus the annual TF stipend totals $20,672.
  4. The Department does not guarantee support beyond the first year. However, students in good standing are virtually always successful in securing up to 6 years of funding support through a combination of teaching, research appointments, external internships, or traineeships.

Download the complete Clinical Psychology Admissions data