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Welcome to the Department of Psychology & Counseling!

Psychology and Counseling


MISSION:  The mission of the Department of Psychology and Counseling is to provide challenging opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels that will enable students to acquire the necessary academics and leadership skills and cultural experiences to be successful in mental health and the behavioral sciences

GOALS:  The Department of Psychology and Counseling is committed to encouraging and supporting scholarship by faculty and students, providing the best practices in teaching and learning, updating the curriculum to meet the needs of the psychology and counseling professions, and seeking diversity within the faculty and student populations to reflect and meet the needs of society at large.

WELCOME:  The purpose of this site is to allow you to investigate our department so as to learn about our faculty, our students, and our staff. Some may be interested in our graduate and undergraduate programs while others may be interested in the research activities of our faculty.

The department is a community of scholars with expertise ranging from school and professional counseling to applied psychology and experimental research.  We offer courses at the main campus in Stephenville, online, and at satellite locations in Fort Worth, Weatherford, Midlothian and Waco.

The Psychology major is one of the largest at Tarleton State University.  Graduates earn the Bachelor of Science degree. 

The Psychology and Counseling graduate programs are also popular with students.  These programs include:
     * Master of Education in Counseling (including certification in School Counseling) 
     * Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (with options for Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapy)

Please feel free to contact me or any of the other faculty and staff in our department.

Robert Newby, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor

Important Deadlines

Program Application Deadlines for Grad Students
Application Form Deadline
Fall Program Application July 1

Internship Application Deadlines for Grad Students
Application Form Deadline
Fall Internship Application July 1
Spring Internship Application November 1
Summer Internship Application April 1

Comprehensive Exam Deadlines for Grad Students
Application Form Deadline
Fall Comprehensive Exam Application September 17
Spring Comprehensive Exam Application February 21
Summer Comprehensive Exam Application May 13