Counseling Psychology students celebrating the holidays

The mission of the TAMIU MACP program is to prepare students to sensitively serve the counseling needs of clients from diverse cultures and multicultural communities. The program aims to train students in prevention, and community education processes as well as in individual, and group counseling. Students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology can pursue the thesis option. Our curricular model is based on the scientist-practitioner model and requires 60 semester hours. Faculty is committed to mentoring and guiding students in achieving their academic and professional goals.

In addition, we also offer a certificate in Bilingual Counseling to students who pass an additional nine-hour program. These students will be especially trained to meet the counseling needs of the underserved and rapidly growing population of Spanish speaking clients. Earning this certificate is elective to students enrolled in the regular scientist-practitioner model. 

Accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)


Statistics for MACP
Number of Applications received to matriculate in academic year 2018-2019 19
Number of students admitted in academic year 2018-2019 15
Number of students newly enrolled in academic year 2018-2019 15
Total number of students enrolled in the program during the academic year 2018-2019 39
Number of students who graduated in the academic year 2018-2019. 8
Students who graduated in the last two years, who were granted a temporary, intermediate, associate or other type of preliminary license as mental health or professional counselors before accruing additional supervised hours 82%
Students who graduated in the last two years, who took the National Counselor Examination and successfully passed 100%

National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD)



On April 18, The Office of Student Success and Community Engagement partnered with the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program to host National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD). NASD is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about risky behavior associated with alcohol consumption. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol use is an evidence-based intervention to reduce risky behaviors and related consequences.

The primary goals of the program are:

  • Assess the scope of young adult alcohol use
  • Encourage abstinence in persons with alcohol abuse or for other reasons should not drink
  • Expand on current prevention efforts
  • Helps improve chances that risky alcohol user will alter behavior to reduce risk