College of Education and Liberal Arts

Counseling and Psychology Graduate Program

Texas A&M University -Texarkana offers two graduate programs in counseling: Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, each of which are practitioner's degrees. The Counseling faculty is committed to the training of effective professional mental health workers.

The required courses of theClinical Mental Health program meet current eligibility requirements of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors. Students completing this program of study satisfy the academic requirements to sit for the state licensing exam.

Students who earn the School Counseling Certificate and have completed two years of public school teaching and passed the TExES examination are eligible to apply for certification as an All-Level Counselor in the State of Texas. This degree also meets the educational requirements for other counseling positions such as student personnel or career counselor positions at a number of two and four year colleges or universities. Upon successful completion of the master's degree program, two years of classroom teaching experience and successful passing of the TExES examination, students can apply through the University to the State Board for Educator Certification, for counselor certification.

In addition to the prescribed coursework, A&M-Texarkana offers several graduate elective courses in counseling such as, Marriage & Family Therapy, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Counseling the Substance Abuser, Psychopharmacology for Counselors, and Crisis Intervention. These courses may also be utilized by clinicians to satisfy continuing education requirements.

Texas A&M University - Texarkana also offers a Master's degree in Psychology (M.S. Psy).  This program offers advanced training in psychology and is specifically geared toward the student who is interested in the research and teaching of psychology. 

Handbook of Graduate Programs in Counseling

M.S. Psychology Handbook

Admissions Criteria for the Masters Degree Program

Counseling Program Assessment Plan and Outcomes