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           PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS : Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology 

Texas A&M International Univeristy's Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice offers a 
Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Successful completion of the MCAP requirements will make
the student eligible for the Licenced Professional Counselor (LPC) or the Psychology Associate exam.


Students applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling PsychologyProgram (MACP), must first be 
admitted to graduate studies at TAMIU and to the College of Arts and Sciences before being eligible for ad-
mission to the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Beginning with the 1998 Fall Semester, all application
materials for the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program are due by March 1 for Fall admission and October 1
for Spring admission. Students ordinarily begintheir graduate studies Fall semester, however, with special per-
mission of the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Sociology, the student  may begin their graduate 
studies during summer session.

1. Be admitted to graduate studies by TAMIU and by the College of Arts and Humanities, and provide the Department of Psychology and Sociology with copies of the acceptance letters.
2. Have earned a 3.00 GPA in the upper-level courses of undergraduate preparation.
3. Have submitted an official application to the Dept. of Psychology and Sociology.
4. Have three letters of recommendation from academic sources sent to the Department of Psychology and Sociology.
5. Have a bachelor’s degree and have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses: PSYC 3302, PSYC 4301, PSYC 4303, and PSYC 4308. 6. Have submitted scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) GeneralTest.
7. Have completed a personal interview with the Counseling Psychology Graduate Admissions Committee, which is scheduled during the month of April. Students accepted for admission to the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program will be notified of a general information and orientation meeting held during the month of August for the Fall admission and December for Spring admission. The purpose of this meeting will be to outline departmental expectations of students, to provide orientation to institutional and departmental procedures, and to provide other information that may be of use to graduate students.



  • 33 credit hours in the Counseling Psychology Core Curriculum.
  • 6 credit hours of electives in Counseling Psychology.
  • 6 credit hours of Supervised Clinical Experience.
  • 3 semester hours of Thesis or additional Internship.
  • Students must recieve a grade of "B" or better in all of their coursework.



For Admission in the Fall Semester : April 1.

For Admission in the Spring Semester : November 1.



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