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Professional School Counseling

University of Houston Victoria

24 months
13962 USD/year
13962 USD/year
6618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Professional School Counseling program at the University of Houston Victoria is designed to provide knowledge and skills in order to obtain a School Counselor certification along with a program of coursework that satisfies the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license.


About the program

This  Professional School Counseling program is offered at the University of Houston Victoria. School counselors work in public and private schools, grades K-12, community colleges, and universities. The role of the School Counselor varies depending on the age of the school population and their needs, but these are some common activities as listed in the TExES Preparation manual for School Counselors.

Their functions are to:

  • Use their understanding of human development to provide developmental guidance programs, including counseling services, that meet the needs of all students
  • Apply their understanding of human diversity to ensure that developmental guidance and counseling programs are responsive to all students.
  • Employ their knowledge of the factors that may affect students' development and school achievement to promote students' ability to achieve their potential.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate developmental guidance programs, including counseling services, that promote all students' success.
  • Provide comprehensive developmental guidance programs that promote all students' personal growth and development.
  • Offer effective counseling services to individuals and small groups
  • Utilize assessment results to identify students' strengths and needs, monitor progress, and engage in planning to promote school success.
  • Communicate effectively with families and establish collaborative relationships that enhance work with students.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and with community members to promote positive change and to facilitate student learning.
  • Comply with ethical, legal, and professional standards relevant to the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Career Education: Counselor Role
  • Group Counseling: Theory & Techniques
  • Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Abnormal Human Behavior
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology & Psychopathology
  • Addiction Counseling: Theory & Techniques
  • Advanced Counseling Ethics & Law
  • Crisis & Trauma Response

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International deadlines are priority deadlines.


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Apply Texas Application
    • Official Academic Credentials/Transcripts
    • Official Test Scores: GRE or GMAT scores; proof of English Proficiency
    • F-1 Student Agreement Form
    • Proof of Funding
    • Additional International Documents
    • Additional required program documents (letters of recommendation, essays, resumes, etc.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6981 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    13962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6981 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3309 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

994 - 1843 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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