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Full admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling may be granted to applicants who meet the University's graduate criteria and the following qualifications and requirements:


1. Have completed nine undergraduate or graduate hours in the field of psychology.

Of the nine hours, three hours need to be in counseling-related courses and three hours need to be in abnormal psychology.

2. Submit two letters of recommendation.

3. Upon review of submitted materials, candidate will complete an interview with the Program Director and receive endorsement for admission to the program. A writing sample will be collected at the time of the interview. Interviews may be completed in person, and scheduling will be flexible to accommodate potential students.

Provisional Admission

Admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling may be granted to applicants who do not meet all of the program prerequisites but have received the endorsement of the Program Director.

Students granted provisional admission status must maintain a 2.75 grade point average during the first nine hours of graduate work to be eligible for full admission and continue graduate study. If after nine hours, the student fails to achieve a 2.75 grade point average, he/she will be ineligible to continue in the program and will be notified in writing. The required endorsement may be granted following a review of all relevant factors and when, in the judgment of the Program Director, there is sufficient evidence to clearly suggest the potential for success in a graduate-level program. An interview may be required at the discretion of the Program Director.

Application Process and Financial Aid

  1. Submit application
  2. Submit $50 Application Fee (Payable online HERE)
  3. Submit official transcript from institution where undergraduate degree was earned.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation
  5. Complete the FAFSA form. (You will need to visit the Financial Aid to complete this step.)
  6. You will be contacted by the counseling program's Program Director to schedule an interview.
  7. Upon review of the submitted materials and completion of the interview, you will receive decision on your admission status to the graduate program.

Application Deadline: Fall - August 17, 2017; Spring - January 10, 2018


Graduate Admissions is always willing to help, feel free to contact them at 903-923-2079.

Also, feel free to contact the counseling program directly at or 903-923-2252!