Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley

Brownsville, Texas, USA
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology option is designed for those who want to enter a career in mental health service delivery founded on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems people have, whether they be complex, chronic conditions, or relatively transient, acute problems.
  • As a professional with an M.A. degree in psychology, students would also be eligible to teach psychology on the post-secondary level.
  • Graduates of the clinical psychology programs are prepared to obtain a license as a professional counselor or pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.
  • Demographic analyses show there is a shortage of licensed counselors and psychologists in the region. Although the local population is often not aware of the benefits that counseling can provide, there is the tremendous growth potential for the career paths of licensed counselors and psychologists 
  • The Graduate Program in Psychology offers two options for students: (1) Clinical Psychology, thesis option, and (2) Clinical Psychology, non-thesis option.
  • The thesis option for the students who wish to pursue future studies to obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
  • Students with a master’s degree in clinical psychology, a non-thesis option will be eligible to apply for licensure as a Psychological Associate and/or Licensed Professional Counselor 
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1813569 INR
Hostel & Meals610968 INR
Insurance223602 INR
Transportation87156 INR
Books & Supplies90818 INR
Miscellaneous Expenses205804 INR
International Student Fee10986 INR
Orientation Fees5493 INR
Residence Application Fees3662 INR
Total1238489 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • To be admitted to the graduate program in clinical psychology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission:
    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • Applicants with 4-year bachelor; 3-year bachelor + master or 3-year bachelor + post-grad diploma may also apply
ExamsTOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

GRE: Accepted
  • GRE general test taken with preferred minimum scores of 153 Verbal and 144 Quantitative

Additional info
  • A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).
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