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why you should get a degree

Whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral-level degree, a postsecondary education gives you the opportunity to pursue higher paying careers that require advanced skills.

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1National average according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019)


At the heart of HCU is its 60-year academic tradition focused on faith and quality of learning. With our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, you can rest assured you’re getting a quality education recognized nationwide.

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Applied Psychology


1National average according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019)

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Careers Outlook:

Jobs in Applied Psychology are expected to grow by 3% in the next 10 years 1



HCU Difference


Houston Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

HCU is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the preparation of teachers for elementary and secondary schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The undergraduate degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Texas Board of Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Create your own schedule.

On-campus and online course options.

Course access and content available to students 24/7


Tuition among lowest in the nation.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

No hidden fees.



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Serving Those Who Serve

As a military member, veteran, or immediate family member, there are many opportunities and benefits available to you.

Houston Christian University was named Military Friendly® Gold School for multiple years.

HCU is a recognized chapter of the national organization, Student Veterans of America and is also an approved Department of Veteran Affairs Work-Study Site.