M.A. in Clinical Psychology

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  • WELCOME to the Master's in Clinical Psychology Program at Sam Houston State University! The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is designed to produce Master's-level practitioners who are qualified to sit for licensure as Licensed Psychological Associates (LPA) by the Texas State Board of examiners of Psychologists. Recent changes to Texas state licensure rules and regulations require 60 hours of coursework in order to be eligible to obtain an LPA. As such, students are expected to take a full course load of classes each fall, spring, and summer for two years in order to meet the requirements for licensure. Given the intensive clinical training offered, the program is designed to produce effective practitioners. A Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from SHSU also prepares students for further graduate study and/or community college teaching. The program provides a minimum of 300 hours of supervised practicum experience and equips students with applied skills in psychometrics and professional intervention. Students partake in a capstone course typically during their last semester of the program.
  • SHSU is an excellent place to complete your professional training. As a student in the program, you will gain supervised clinical experience in a variety of settings such as counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practice settings with a psychologist, neurorehabilitation centers, and forensic facilities.
  • YOU are encouraged to explore this website further to find more information about the Master's in Clinical Psychology Program at SHSU. The links listed to the right will help you access this information including the application process and requirements. Many questions you may have are likely answered in the FAQ section. Please feel free to contact me with questions you may have about the program. I look forward to talking with you soon.

The application deadline for the Clinical and General MA Psychology Programs is February 15th.

Hillary Langley

Dr. Hillary Langley

Interim Psychology Masters Program Coordinator

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(936) 294-3260


For general questions about the programs or application process, please contact:


Debby Mikulin

Administrative Associate

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(936) 294-4933