Behavioral Health

Earn your master's
degree for free!

Impact Major Graduate Student

Impact Behavioral Health

Become an Impact Major at The University of Texas Permian Basin and earn your behavioral health master’s degree for free!

Graduate students will gain the knowledge, skills, and real-world experiences needed to pursue fulfilling careers in social work, counseling, psychology and make an immediate impact in their community. UTPB is committed to fostering a new generation of compassionate professionals dedicated to improving the world through behavioral health careers.

Why choose a career in behavioral health?


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities right here in the Permian Basin upon graduation.

Make an IMPACT!

Make an IMPACT!

Make an immediate IMPACT in your community.

Earn your degree for FREE at UTPB!

FREE Degree!

Earn your degree for FREE at UTPB!

Graduate Programs

Scholarship Program 

Students who are currently enrolled, or will enroll in graduate programs in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work programs are eligible. The program will cover the tuition and mandatory fees, not including books or incidentals. This scholarship program is competitive and renewable for up to 3 years. Funding is awarded through various federal, state, and institutional funds to qualifying students. For full list of qualifications and criteria, click apply or view our frequently asked questions.


Important Dates 

Spring 2024 scholarship application is now open. Deadline to apply is December 22nd. Decisions will be released by January 5th. All eligible Spring 2024 students are encouraged to apply. fill out your application today!


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Our Partners

In partnership with the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) and the Scharbauer Foundation, UTPB will cover tuition and mandatory fees for graduate students majoring in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or School Counseling, through a competitive, renewable three-year scholarship. The goal of the program is to increase the number of graduates from behavioral health degree programs. Scholarship recipients must agree to work for three (3) years after graduation as a counselor, therapist, or clinical social worker in the Permian Basin and actively seek professional Texas Licensure.

Our Mission

Our goal is to grow the next generation of behavioral and mental health providers in the Permian Basin. We want to support our hospitals, clinics, and schools by training talented, experienced, and motivated professionals ready to serve our community as credentialed counselors, therapists, and clinical social workers. The goal of the program is to increase the number of graduates from behavioral health degree programs. Specifically, this workforce program is intended to produce more credentialed counselors for the Permian Basin.

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