Counseling and Psychology

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Welcome to the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Learn about the degree programs we offer, and get to know advisors, faculty and staff who can help you navigate the degree process.

Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Counseling and Psychology offers one undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

Graduate Degrees

Graduate students may pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to prepare to become Licensed Professional Counselors. We also offer a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to prepare students to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition the department offers a Master of Science in Applied Psychology with emphases in Experimental Psychology, Institutional research, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Educational Psychology.

Graduate Specialist Programs

We also offer a Specialist Degree in School Psychology which prepares students to become Licensed Specialists in School Psychology.


Psychology Graduate Highlight


A&M-Central Texas Psychology Graduate Excels With Research During COVID-19

During Spring 2020, 2nd Lt. Fesui White completed research that has the potential to help faculty improve instruction as courses move online. Learn more!
Photo of 2nd. Lt. Fesui White by Dustin Massengill, CST Public Affairs Office. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Innovative Design Brings New Leaders to the Counseling & Psychology Department


Effective June 1, 2022, Dr. Andria Schwegler will assume the role of Chair of the Department of Counseling & Psychology. Joining her on August 22, 2022, Dr. Jeremy Berry will assume the role of Associate Chair of the Department.

The co-chair roles are an innovative response in a broader cultural shift to redefine work, which began with widespread access to the internet and evolved rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic when many employers pivoted to online operations to protect the health and safety of the workforce. Learn more.


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Advisors, Faculty and Staff

Department of Counseling and Psychology Advisors

Graduate Program Coordinators

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Dr. Samantha Airhart-Larraga

  • Applied Psychology – Experimental Psychology Emphasis

    Dr. Andria Schwegler

  • Marriage and Family Therapy

    Dr. Hao-Min Chen

    • Associate Professor
    • Graduate Coordinator, Marriage and Family Therapy
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    Dr. Felicia Holloway

    • Assistant Professor
    • Practicum Coordinator, Marriage and Family Therapy
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  • School Counseling

    Dr. Levi McClendon

  • School Psychology

    Dr. Coady Lapierre

    • Professor
    • Program Coordinator, School Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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