Professional Licensure Disclosures

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved all the graduate degrees in psychology offered by the University of Houston-Victoria (Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology and School Psychology). The University of Houston-Victoria is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The University of Houston-Victoria graduate programs in psychology provide training aligned with state professional standards, which allows graduates to apply for the following licenses issued by the following boards:

Counseling Psychology and Forensic Psychology (students must choose one of these specific tracks based on their professional goals):

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

School Psychology:

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) granted by the National Association of School Psychologists

Each state has unique authorization and licensure requirements. If you are planning to seek a professional license or certification in a state other than Texas, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to determine all of the educational and other requirements for licensure or certification, before enrolling in a graduate psychology program at the University of Houston-Victoria. Other requirements in a particular state may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. To inquire as to other requirements, or ask any other questions regarding licensure in a particular state, please contact the licensing board in the appropriate state.

Licensure requirements are always subject to change. Although the University of Houston-Victoria faculty make every attempt to stay up to date on board policies and licensure requirements, we strongly recommend that you inquire with the state board to confirm that you understand and will meet the requirements for licensure before enrolling in your program of choice.

Additionally, licensing requirements vary by state and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. Check with the state licensing agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.