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Counseling Department Master's Program Admissions



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Interviews by invitation only to be held last Friday of February

Students who apply to the A&M-Commerce Graduate School for admission to the master's degree program in counseling must meet the general Graduate School admissions requirements and some specific departmental requirements. You may download application forms from the Graduate School Website.

The departmental requirements include three professional reference forms and a personal statement addressing a specific question posed by the department. All documents should be sent to the Graduate School. Scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required, with no exceptions. You need to take the General Exam. No minimum is required, but the committee considers the scores with the other items in your admissions file.

Upon receipt of all materials, the Graduate School will forward the student's application to the Department of Counseling for review. As part of the admission process applicants will be interviewed by the Counseling committee.  Applicants will be notified by the department of the date and time of the interview. The Graduate School will initially admit students in non-degree status. After reviewing the application materials and conducting interviews the Counseling Program will make a recommendation to the Graduate School regarding admission to the program.

Visit the Graduate School Information Page to view more information and /or admissions applications for the Department of Counseling and the Texas A&M - Commerce Graduate School.

For students NOT seeking a master's degree:

Non-Degree Admission Status. Students who are not seeking a degree and who hold at least a bachelor's degree may enroll in graduate courses for certification, career enhancement, or personal development. In the Counseling Program, this would mainly apply to those who already hold a master's degree and who are seeking to meet deficiencies in the state's requirements for licensure. A student in Non-Degree status may later decide to change to a degree program; however, this change requires a new application for admission to The Graduate School, and the Graduate Catalog states no more than 12 semester hours accumulated as a non-degree student may be applied to a graduate degree.

If you want a Master’s degree
—Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) (CMHC) (60 hr program) to prepare for LPC
—School Counseling (MS) (60 hr. program/51 hr. program) to prepare for school counseling certification and possible LPC (with a few additional classes)
—Student Affairs (MEd) (36 hr. program) to prepare for work in College and University student affairs

•    Complete the Graduate School’s Online Application
•    $50 Processing fee
•    Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts if you attended other universities  
•    GRE scores submitted (no exceptions) for the general exam—no minimum scores required, but it will be considered as all items are considered in the application packet—
•    Submit 3 Professional Reference Master’s forms (traditional letters can be submitted, but at least 3 of the reference forms need to be submitted in order for file to be considered complete)

•    Submit Essay following the prompt that accompanies the reference forms

•    Attend an interview with the department