A degree in counseling from A&M-Commerce will place you on the path to becoming an effective counselor and prepare you for licensure. Within our department, you can earn a M.S., M.Ed or Ph.D. in counseling accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We also offer a bachelor's degree in human services, LPC licensure and a graduate certificate in chemical dependency counseling.

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CACREP Accredited

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The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is a CHEA-recognized accreditor of counseling programs in the United States. CACREP accredits more than 900 master's and doctoral degree programs in counseling and related specialties offered at 400+ colleges and universities across the country.

Yearly Outcome Data

Select a CACREP-accredited degree program below to view accreditation statistics.

Number of Graduates

32

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 94% of initially enrolled students persist through graduation, with most completing in 3-4 years, depending upon personal circumstances.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

93%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, we estimate that 80% of graduates who seek licensure as a licensed professional counselor earn that credential, with approximately 79% who seek employment in the counsel

Number of Graduates

24

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 95% of initially enrolled students persist through graduation, with most completing in 3-4 years, depending upon personal circumstances.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, we estimate that 95% of graduates who seek licensure as a licensed professional counselor earn that credential, with approximately 95% who seek employment in the counseling field gaining employment within six months of graduation.

Number of Graduates

34

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 95% of initially enrolled students persist through graduation, with most completing in 3-4 years, depending upon personal circumstances.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

91-100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, we estimate that 95% of graduates who seek licensure as a licensed professional counselor earn that credential, with approximately 95% who seek employment in the counseling field gaining employment within six months of graduation.

Number of Graduates

18

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 92% of initially enrolled students persist through graduation, with most completing in 3-4 years, depending upon personal circumstances.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, we estimate that approximately 50% who seek employment as professional school counselors are employed as such within six months of graduation.

Number of Graduates

1

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 92% of initially enrolled students persist through graduation, with most completing in 3-4 years, depending upon personal circumstances.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, we estimate that approximately 50% who seek employment as professional school counselors are employed as such within six months of graduation.

Number of Graduates

17

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 80% of enrolled students persist through graduation within the maximum time limit permitted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (10 years). Our 6-year completion rate is approximately 60%, with approximately 40% of students graduating within 4.5 years.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, 100% of those who responded and who sought employment in the counseling field reported gaining such employment within six months of graduation.

Number of Graduates

9

Program Completion Rates

Approximately 95% of enrolled students persist through graduation within the maximum time limit permitted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (10 years). Our 6-year completion rate is approximately 70%, with approximately 30% of students graduating within 4.5 years.

License and Certification Exam Pass Rates

100%

Job Placement Data

Based upon recent surveys of alumni, 100% of those who responded and who sought employment in the counseling field reported gaining such employment within six months of graduation.

You may also download the full CACREP vital statistics for A&M-Commerce. If you experience accessibility issues with the document, you may contact Dr. LaVelle Hendricks for assistance.

Welcome from the Department Heads

The Department of Counseling at A&M-Commerce continues a rich tradition of providing our students with a phenomenal learning experience.

Our highly qualified faculty members stand ready to meet your academic curiosity with a wide range of research interests. We're passionate about helping you prepare for roles in schools and community agencies, student affairs and counseling in public or private practice.

We welcome you to come join our proud tradition of success.

Drs. Maria Carlson and DeMarquis Hayes
Interim Department Heads

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Clinics

We operate clinics to provide professional and affordable counseling services to the community while facilitating real-world training opportunities for our post-baccalaureate students.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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