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Counseling Program

The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Counseling Program, through high quality instruction and educational opportunities develops talented counselors, life-long learners and leaders in our field. Graduates of our program serve the mental health and educational needs of the diverse residents of Texas, boarder states, throughout the country, and around the world. Graduates are expected to serve as actively engaged agents of change in providing care for diverse populations. Through ethical practice and professional conduct, our graduates are expected to advocate for the field, serve their clients, and meet the needs of an ever-changing world.   

The graduate program at A&M-Texarkana is practitioner's degrees.  A&M-Texarkana offers graduate program in Counseling. This program enable students to meet the academic requirements to sit for the licensing exam for the position of Licensed Professional Counselor. 

The Master of Science degree with a major in Counseling (MS in Counseling) program consists of 60 credit hours. The program is CACREP accredited in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty area. The MS in Counseling provides a pathway to state licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor through face to face course offerings. A limited number of courses may be offered using technology enhancements via internet resources. The Counseling faculty are committed to the training of effective professional mental health workers. Following the completion of the majority of coursework, students have the opportunity to translate coursework into practicum and internship field experiences. Students seeking a master’s degree in Counseling participate in a total of 9 semester credit hours of field experiences at approved mental health agencies that provide counseling services.

A&M-Texarkana offers several graduate elective courses such as, Introduction to Trauma Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Play Therapy, Advanced Counseling Theories, and Sexual Behavior. These courses may also be utilized by clinicians to satisfy continuing education requirements.

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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.

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.


Faculty Contact: Dr. Peter Racheotes, Program Chair, peter.racheotes@tamut.edu and Dr. Angela Harless, angela.harless@tamut.edu.


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