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Graduate Programs & Applications


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Application Deadline

Deadlines represent the last date an application will be guaranteed to be considered for admission.  To view your application deadline, select your program from the links below.  Deadlines vary by program and application type.  In order to be considered for scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships, admission applications must be complete prior to scholarship/fellowship deadlines and by any priority deadlines set by the program.  Please select your program from the links below to view program-specific deadlines.

Applications are available on ApplyTexas through midnight on the deadline.  Supporting documents and transcripts are credited on the date received (not postmarked) in the Office of the Graduate College.

Many documents may be submitted electronically through our website. See http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/rqmt.html for more information.

Please note that documents sent via Federal Express and DHL are routed through the university via the Central Receiving Department and documents sent via US mail are routed through Campus Mail Services.   Please allow sufficient time for delivery to our office.

ApplyTexas Application Requirement

Applicants to the Graduate College must submit an application through ApplyTexas. The following terms are available: Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015.  Programs are listed under the terms that applications are accepted. Not all programs permit applications for every term. Applicants should review the admission terms, deadlines, and requirements for their program of choice.

When submitting an application through ApplyTexas, applicants should use the last name under which they last attended the university to avoid multiple ID numbers and help expedite the processing of their application. Official name changes must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office:  http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/our-services/personal-info-update.html.

Applicants wishing to change programs or apply to more than one program will be required to submit a separate application and application fee for each program.  Admission into one graduate program does not guarantee admission into others.

Applicants wishing to change their application to a future term will be required to submit a new application and pay the application fee.

Admissions Process

After all admission materials have been received by the Office of the Graduate College, an applicant’s graduate point average will be calculated and an admission recommendation will be made by the program graduate faculty. Final admission decisions are made by the Dean of the Graduate College. For most programs, an admission decision will follow within three to four weeks from the time all application materials have been received. The number of applicants for a particular program may influence the response time for decisions. After an application decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email notification from the Office of the Graduate College. Degree seeking students admitted to the Graduate College will also receive a letter via U.S. mail. Applicants may also check the status of their application online using Self Self Service Banner.

Applicants pursuing a doctoral degree or second master’s degree may need to resubmit transcripts from other institutions, since student admission files are retained for only five years after completion of a degree.

Students who have been admitted and do not enroll for the initial term of acceptance may contact the Office of the Graduate College for options.  Acceptance for future terms is not guaranteed.

Re-Application Requirement

After admission to a program, students are expected to enroll each fall and spring term (with summer being an option). If a student does not enroll in each spring/fall term, and it has been less than a year since enrollment, the Update Application Form may be used to update registration rather than a new application and fee through ApplyTexas. Students should review the meningitis policy, http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.

After the initial enrollment in a degree program, any student who does not enroll within a one-year period will be required to submit a new application and application fee.  Please review any enrollment requirements which relate to your program of study, as well as the meningitis policy. http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.

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