School Psychology Program Information

The information provided was largely obtained from school psychology program directors. The data contained within are provided as a service to the school psychology community as well as those with an expressed interest in the field, including potential program applicants. We cannot and do not guarantee the currency or accuracy of the information. Individuals interested in these data are encouraged to confirm the information by contacting individual graduate programs as needed.

A separate list of NASP-Approved programs organized by state is also available.

University of Houston-Victoria

Updated: 09/01/2021

School of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
3007 N Ben Wilson St
Victoria, TX 77901-5731

Program Director: Shannon Viola


Program Website:

* Large number of courses taught online and via hybrid methods to facilitate non-traditional students. However, students should still live within a 2 hour distance from either Victoria or Katy, TX to access courses and faculty.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Graduation Credit Hours: 63
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Offers at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Number of first year students receiving aid8
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)18
Student Enrollment Data

2020 / 2021

Total Enrollment (including interns)31
# of First Year Students13
# of Male Students4
# of Minority Students*20
# of interns during the academic year10
# of accepted students for 2020 / 202114
# of applicants for 2020 / 202123
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Melanie Lemanskilemanskim@uhv.edu100 %
Shannon Violaviolas@uhv.edu100 %
Elise Hendrickerhendrickere@uhv.edu100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

# of Students Taking Praxis8
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score148
Maximum Score172
Median Score162
Mean Score162
* Refers to the % of individuals that have, at one point, passed the exam based on a score of 165 (prior to September 2014) or 147 (September 2014 and on), regardless of number of attempts.
** All data were produced using the ETS® Data Manager for The Praxis SeriesTM tests. Some data may be incomplete given that not all examinees identify their origin program.
*** Aggregated Praxis statistics (median score, minimum/maximum scores, percentage passing) are available only for programs that have had at least five students designating their program/institution as a score recipient within the reporting period.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Internship Settings

2020 / 2021

Total Number of Interns10
Total completing internship entirely in school settings10
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Student Outcome Data

2019 / 2020

# of students completing program (including internship)7
Mean # of years to complete the program3.43
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students that left the program prior to graduation1
# of graduates employed by schools7
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0