What will I learn?

The graduate program in Psychology offers two psychology degrees:

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master of Science in General Psychology

Students applying to either of these psychology graduate programs must have at least 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology. Prerequisites for both programs include courses in statistics and experimental psychology/research methods.

For the MS in General Psychology the 18 hours must include three of the following courses: cognitive psychology, learning and memory, social psychology, biopsychology, physiological psychology, sensation and perception, personality, abnormal, developmental psychology (lifespan, child, adolescent, or adult development), and/or history and systems of psychology.

The Master of Arts degree is designed for students desiring to provide applied mental health services; it prepares students to sit for the state Licensed Professional Counselor exam. The LPC requirements include 60 hours of courses, as required by the Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners.

The Master of Science in General Psychology degree is designed for students desiring to pursue doctoral studies or teaching careers.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 semester hours of graduate credit)

Tuition fees
US$13,763.00 per year
Start date

19 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

MSC 117, 975 W. Avenue B,



78363, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average between 2.3-2.59. Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average between 2.6 and above or an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the last 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits).

For international students

To apply for admission to either of the graduate programs, applicants must submit GRE scores, undergraduate transcripts, a personal statement, a Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants for the MA in Counseling program must complete an interview with the Graduate Admissions Review committee.

Additional undergraduate courses may be needed to allow students to enroll in specific TAMUK graduate courses. Applicants to the programs must have an undergraduate Psychology GPA of at least 3.0 and a preferred GRE score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative).

The minimum score required is a 6.0 overall band score. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (Internet-based) or 550(Paper-based) is the university minimum requirement for all Graduate students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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