The Department of Psychology and Special Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs that facilitate the professional, personal and ethical development of our students to achieve their full potential as psychologists, counselors and educators. We are committed to promoting a community environment that encourages open and critical thinking, fosters understanding of different perspectives, and advocates for social justice. Our department will help you gain the skills needed to assist others.

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Psychology (MS)

The Master’s of Science in Psychology enables students to think more deeply about the human mind. Students gain knowledge in multiple topics, including developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, and statistical analysis.

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Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Psychology and Special Education at A&M-Commerce. We offer a solid foundation in the clinical and educational experience with personalized attention from our faculty members.

Our department explores human behavior in varied populations to help prepare you for any situation you encounter. We help you to learn that every individual is unique and that we support and promote individuality in therapy, in an educational setting or in counseling.

Maria Carlson, Ph.D.
Department Head and Associate Professor


As a psychology and special education student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree.

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Contact Us

  • Department of Psychology and Special Education
  • 903.886.5940
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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