Department of Psychology and Sociology

Graduate Programs

MA in Counseling Psychology

Program Description

Our Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology is designed for students who wish to work in mental health services in a variety of mental health fields. Students graduating with an MA in Counseling Psychology find employment in a variety of settings including community and state mental health agencies, university wellness centers, substance abuse treatment centers, and private practice. Our graduates often pursue teaching and research careers at community colleges and universities. Graduates also obtain doctoral degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. 

Our program prepares students to sit for the state Licensed Professional Counselor exam (i.e., LPC), and consequently our students complete 60 hours of course credit, as required by the Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Our students are also required to complete a practicum, where they get hands-on supervision with clients. Finally, all students complete either a thesis or a research project. 

For more information about admission to our program, select the admissions requirements tab. For more information about our degree requirements, select the degree requirements tab. For more information about state licensing, select the licensure/certification tab.



M.A. in Counseling Psychology

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The information below is information about just our Graduate Counseling Psychology program. If you are looking for information about our Graduate General Psychology program please go back to the previous page. 

Our graduate psychology counseling program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. Please go to degree requirement tab and select thesis/non-thesis tab for more information.


Requirements for Admission:

1. undergraduate transcripts that show 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology. These 18 semester hours must include: (i) 3 semester hours in statistics, (ii) 3 semester hours in experimental psychology/research methods, (iii) 3 semester hours in abnormal psychology, (iv) 3 semester hours in personality theory, and (v) 3 semester hours in developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult development). The other 3 semester hours can consist of any other psychology topic.

2. transcripts that show an undergraduate Psychology GPA of at least 3.0

3. a GRE score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative) ** waived for Spring 2023

4. a personal statement

5. a curriculum vitae

6. three letters of reference

These documents should be submitted to Graduate admissions:            

 Applicants to our psychology graduate counseling program must have a complete application before it is submitted to the Psychology Graduate Admissions Review committee. The Psychology Graduate Admissions Review committee reviews your application before formal acceptance into the program. In general, applications are accepted during the Spring semester for admission in the Fall and in the Fall for the Spring semester.


Dr. Brenda Hannon, PhD      **contact first**
Graduate Psychology Coordinator

Audrey Mullen
Administrative Associate III
Dr. Timothy Oblad, PhD
Department Chair