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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

• Licensed Phsycological Associate •Clinical Mental Health Counselor •School Counselor •Licensed Clinical Social Worker •Psychological Researcher •Postsecondary Educator

Make an IMPACT!

Make an IMPACT!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for Behavioral Health professionals will grow 22% by 2031. There are an inadequate number of behavioral health agencies located in our region. You are needed!

Earn your degree for FREE at UTPB!

FREE Degree!

Total average cost of tuition and fees for 60 credit hours (UTPB) is $21, 480, not including books and incidentals.** The average federal student loan debt is $37,338 per borrower (2023) *US Department of Education

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 

The Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 scholarship applications are now open. All eligible 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. 

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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**Tuition and Fees are just a part of a student’s expenses while attending a particular college. To review the estimated expenses for one year including tuition, housing and food, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and miscellaneous expenses here at UT Permian Basin visit our webpage.