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Admission Criteria

NOTE: DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS MAY NOT ENROLL IN COUNSELING COURSES PRIOR TO BEING OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THE COUNSELING PROGRAM. Students should review the TAMUT Catalog section on Graduate Studies and the Counseling Program for complete details.

  • Important Dates:
    • To be eligible to be interviewed for the program, applicants must have all paperwork, documents, and letters submitted by the following dates:
    • June 15 – For Fall semester registration
    • October 30 – For Spring semester registration
    • March 30 – For Summer term registration
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution:
    • For those applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree, transcripts for ALL work completed must be sent to the Graduate Office,
    • For those applicants who are in the process of completing their last semester of undergraduate studies, the “Admissions Informed Consent” must be signed and returned to the Graduate Office. Applicants must have official transcripts sent to the Graduate Office after successful completion of the final semester of undergraduate work.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Letter of interest, commitment, and purpose to the program. These materials will be evaluated for writing skills and potential for the student to achieve counseling competencies as required by the American Counseling Association (ACA).

  • Performance on appropriate standardized exams such as GRE or MAT:
    • Official scores must be submitted to the Graduate Office,
    • Scores may be no older than 5 years at the time of application.

  • Supportive letters of evaluation from faculty and professional mentors:
    • Minimum of 3 are required,
    • Letters must be current and dated within 6 months of application.

  • International Students:
    • A minimum TOEFL score (paper based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79) is required of students whose native language is not English. This score must be sent directly from ETS to the Graduate Office.
    • The test must have been taken within the two year period prior to enrollment.

  • Successful In-person interview.
    • Applicants who have met all of the criteria identified above before the due dates will be invited to campus for a 30 minute interview. This interview will include meeting with program faculty to discuss the program, goals of the applicant, and the potential fit between the applicant and the program.
To apply for graduate studies, go toApplyTexas!

To apply for graduate studies fall 2018 and beyond, go to: ApplyTAMUT.

**Please see the latest version of the catalogue for the final word on admission guidelines and further details on letters of interest and recommendation.**

Tuition and Fees: Our University has developed guaranteed tuition and fees plans for all students. For the current tuition and fee schedule guarantee, please visit our Tuition and Fees web page.

Financial Aid: Graduate students have access to a variety of options including on-campus work, loans, and scholarships described on the Financial Aid web page.


Check with the Financial Aid Office in the Enrollment Services for questions you have about submitting the necessary paperwork to be considered for financial aid.

Faculty Contact: Dr. Angela Harless, angela.harless@tamut.edu.

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