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Graduate Catalog

An Equal Opportunity University

It is the policy of Texas A&M University-Commerce to recruit, hire, and promote for all university academic and nonacademic staff without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age or religion.

Admission to A&M-Commerce is based upon stated academic requirements regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age or religion.

Directory Information and Its Release

In compliance with Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act (Title IV of Public Law 90-247 as amended) and generally known as the Privacy Rights of Parents and Students, effective November 19, 1974, Texas A&M University-Commerce gives notice that the following directory information may be released upon request: student’s name, address (permanent, local, or email), telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, minor field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.

Any student who objects to the release of the directory information on file must notify the Registrar’s office in writing, that he or she does not wish to have such information released. This request will be honored, and the information will be held confidential by the Registrar’s Office. Any questions concerning this policy may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, One Stop Shop, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas 75429.

University Statement of Policies

The policies, procedures, and regulations governing the conduct of students at A&M Commerce are outlined in the Student Guidebook. The Guidebook is available online at . It is the responsibility of the student to make himself/herself aware of all policies. Disciplinary matters are handled by the Dean of Students Office. University policies and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.

Texas A&M University-Commerce reserves the right to change regulations, rules, procedures, and fees in this catalog at any time during the period this publication is in effect. Effective date of this Graduate Catalog is fall 2014. Graduate students are expected to be familiar with all University policies, regulations, rules, and procedures that affect admission, retention, and graduation. Official rules and procedures are maintained and updated on the University website at .

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Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

To obtain or review any information regarding Texas A&M University-Commerce's accreditation status, please contact Marila Palmer, or 903-886-5936.

Program Accreditations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) approves the chemistry program at A&M-Commerce as meeting the guidelines.  ACS authorizes the chair for the ACS approved program to certify graduating students who complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry as meeting the ACS guidelines.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, (AACSB)

  • The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited member of the AACSB International-Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, (CACREP)

  • The Master of Science in Community Counseling, the Master of Science in School Counseling and the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE)

  • The Bachelors and Masters Programs in Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of (ABET)

  • The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http//

Masters Psychology Accreditation Council, (NPAC)

  • The Masters in Applied Psychology is accredited by the Masters Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC).

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, (NASAD)

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited Institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

National Association of Schools of Music, (NASM)

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is an accredited Institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

National Association of School Psychologists, (NASP)

  • The Educational Specialist in School Psychology is National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved.

Texas State Board for Educator Certification, (SBEC)

  • The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) accredits all programs leading to educational certification in the College of educational certification in the College of Education and Human Services.

Professional Affiliations, Memberships, and Licensing Agencies

  • American Association for Paralegal Educators
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of University Women
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Federation of North Texas Area Universities
  • Inter-University Council of the North Texas Area
  • Non-Land-Grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities
  • Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy
  • Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs
  • Texas Association of Social Work Deans and Directors
  • Texas Field Educators Consortium
  • Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education
  • Texas Space Grant Consortium
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for CPA exam
  • Trainers of School Psychology

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, faculty or staff member of Texas A&M University-Commerce or The Texas A&M University System.

This catalog is for informational purposes only. The University reserves the right to change or alter any statement herein without prior notice. This catalog should not be interpreted to allow a student that begins his or her education under the catalog to continue the program under the provisions of the catalog.

Students are held individually responsible for the information contained in the University Catalog. Failure to read and comply with University regulations will not exempt students from whatever penalties they may incur.