Steps Through the Program

Step One:  Submit an Admission Application to the CPS Program.

Applicants must be a graduate student at Texas A&M University and submit an application online.

Step Two:  Receive Feedback Regarding the Review of the Application.

The CPS Advisory Council will review each student's application. The chair of the CPS Advisory Council will issue a notice of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks following receipt of application materials.

Step Three:  Pay Fees.

Students are required to meet all financial obligations to Texas A&M University by the due dates established by the University.  Tuition and other institutional fees for seeking a certificate in prevention science will be charged in accordance with current rates of the University.  Current rates are available at the web site and may change periodically. 

Step Four:  Receive CPS Advisory Council Review.

Each student who is near completion of CPS coursework will be required to submit a record of performance that includes a list of all courses taken and completed in the program and the grade earned in each course, a prevention science paper from SPSY 638 course, a current curriculum vita, and the completion of an exit survey. It is recommended that students submit this information the semester prior to graduation. 

Step Five:  Receive the CPS.

Once a student completes all requirements, prevention science certificate advisory council chair will submit a list of all students who have completed the requirements to the College of Education and Human Development Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  The CEHD Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will review and send a letter to the TAMU Registrar’s Office. The Certificate is awarded to a student who has successfully completed all CPS program requirements with an average GPA of 3.00 or higher.  

No certificate will be awarded to a student who has any outstanding fees or other financial obligations to the University or incomplete CPS coursework.