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Virtual Information Sessions


Do you have questions about our Professional Counseling Program? Join one of our faculty members for a one-hour Virtual Information Session to learn more about the program!  

We offer year-round information sessions to meet the needs of those seeking information about our program, with information sessions offered approximately every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the university calendar.   



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The registration link includes a space for you to submit questions in advance of the information session. After registering online, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the one-hour meeting via Zoom. You do not need to resubmit your questions via email. You also do not need to attend more than 1 information session.


Before your scheduled Information Session, we strongly suggest you explore our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS webpage, DEGREE CONCENTRATIONS webpage, and CURRENT STUDENTS webpage. 

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Application deadlines are as follows:

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


The complete instructions for admissions are available to applicants from the Graduate College, from how to communicate with the Graduate College, deadlines for admission, the decision process, GPA calculations, to how to send in official transcripts. We strongly recommend applicants familiarize themselves with this information prior to beginning the application process, since all applications go through the Graduate College and follow their processing instructions:  


NOTE: No application materials are submitted directly to the Professional Counseling Program itself, so all questions regarding application material submission need to be directed to the Graduate College. The Professional Counseling Program faculty cannot extend deadlines established by the Graduate College, nor waive application requirements for individual applicants.  



Submit the following items directly to the Graduate College:

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    • Official transcripts of all college and university course work
      • Admission requires a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
      • Undergraduate degree may be in any field, from an accredited university.
      • See FAQ section for more information about automatic denials based on GPA that is below 3.0.
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    • Official report of scores obtained on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
      • Program requests a total score of 291 on the General test, with no less than 150 on the verbal section and 141 on the quantitative section
      • GRE scores older than 60 months at the time of submitting the application are considered expired, and will not be accepted.
      • GRE can be waived for those with an earned (already completed at the time of application) masters or doctoral degree. Approval is not needed from the program to claim this waiver.  *International applicants should review FAQs for more specifics about this qualification.   
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    • Informed Consent   See document description under Grad College admission requirements 
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    • Resume   See document description under Grad College admission requirements  
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    • Recommendation Forms: You will submit names and contact information for three individuals through the Online Application portal. The form will be emailed to the recommenders directly, with submission instructions. Letters of recommendation cannot be submitted in place of the recommendation form. These recommenders should be individuals who know you professionally, and who can provide an objective assessment of your work. This could include professors, supervisors, or other individuals with whom you have worked professionally. These should not be personal contacts/friends/relatives.     


We recommend you have all materials at the Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to the application deadline. Graduate College application deadlines cannot be extended.

→ Applications can be submitted starting in August for Summer/Fall applications due by February 15. 

→ Applications can be submitted starting in January for Spring applications due by October 1. 

NOTE: 'Transferring into' the program is not possible. Applicants must first be formally admitted into the Professional Counseling Program. After notice of admission, applicants/new students can request a review of previously earned credit hours in graduate counseling to determine if the coursework is eligible for transfer. This requires online completion of a Transfer Credit Request form (Net ID login is required). 

The transfer review process is detailed in this FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS link (the Transfer Credit Request form is located there). You can also find the FAQ link from the Professional Counseling Program drop down menu above.  

Counseling coursework is not able to be taken at Texas State University by non-degree seeking students prior to acceptance into the Counseling program.  

The Professional Counseling Program does not offer deficiency coursework for non-degree seeking students, for example, those needing a few courses to achieve licensure or certification. 


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Be sure to attend a virtual Information Session hosted by our faculty. These frequently-offered sessions are available instead of individual meetings with faculty, which cannot always be accommodated.        

If you still have questions after attending an Information Session, send an email to  The email will be returned by the Counseling Program's Administrative Assistant, the Counseling Program's Admissions Coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Fulton, or one of the program faculty. 


⇔⇔⇔ We have compiled answers to many FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about the admissions process and about the counseling program. For answers to these questions, please first consult the FAQ page. This website is also accessible using the drop down menu above. ⇔⇔⇔


For additional information regarding graduate applications, see the Graduate College's APPLICATION POLICY INFORMATION

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Professional Counseling Program Anticipated Costs

Please see our Anticipated Program Costs webpage, located within the CURRENT STUDENTS webpage, available from the Professional Counseling drop down menu above.

Costs include those associated with the initial application, costs while in the program, and costs related to the post-graduate licensure process.

Funding Resources - The Graduate College

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Explore the GRADUATE COLLEGE'S FUNDING RESOURCES webpage for up to date information for graduate students.