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M.A. in Professional Counseling

Professional Counseling Program Application Process

Application deadlines are as follows:

October 1 for Spring semester admission
February 15 for Fall semester admission
February 15 for Summer semester admission

Submit the following directly to the Graduate College:

Your recommenders should complete the required recommendation form seal the envelope, and sign on the seal, and submit them to you. You will then include all recommendation forms in your complete portfolio mailing/delivery.

Additional letters of recommendation may be included but will not be considered in lieu of our official recommendation forms!

Return all materials to the following address or follow Graduate College instructions for electronic submission:

The Graduate College
Texas State University
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
Program Inquiries: 512-245-2579
Graduate College Inquires: 512-245-2581

Individuals submitting recommendation letters for applicants may send them electronically by emailing gradrqmt@txstate.edu. References will need the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably an ID number.

Incomplete Program application packets will not be reviewed or considered for admission and will be destroyed after one calendar year!

Those applications received past the deadline will be reviewed for the following cycle. We recommend you have all materials at the Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to the Program application deadline. If your file is not complete by the application deadline, you will be considered for the following cycle.

If after reviewing these materials you still have questions regarding a specific area of emphasis, you may email one of the faculty:


In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Professional Counseling Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or military service in its administration of education policies, programs, or activities, its admissions policies, scholarship, and loans.