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Texas State Certificate


Semester Fall Spring Summer Summer Midterm
Program
Adult Eng. as a Second/Foreign Lang. June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 April 1 / March 15 June 1 / May 1
Dietetic Internship No Admission No Admission No Admission See Advisor
Health Informatics June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 No Admission No Admission
Health Information Management June 15 / June 1 No Admission No Admission No Admission
Health Information Privacy & Security June 15 / June 1 No Admission No Admission No Admission
Healthcare Administration June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 No Admission No Admission
Long Term Care Administration June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 No Admission No Admission
Paralegal Studies June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 April 15 / March 15 No Admission
Polysomnographic Technology June 15 / June 1 No Admission No Admission No Admission
Public History Studies June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 No Admission No Admission
All OTHER Texas State Certificates June 15 / June 1 Oct. 15 / Oct. 1 April 15 / March 15 June 1 / May 1

Some Texas State Certificate programs have strict deadlines. Please see specific program information below for special or strict deadlines. If not otherwise indicated, the Graduate College will continue to process applications received after the deadline for Texas State Certificate programs.  Applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission for those who apply after the deadline.

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Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language
Autism

Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral Support
Computer Information Systems*
Computer Science
Corporate Communication and Training
Developmental Education
Dietetic Internship
Environmental Interpretation*
Forensic Psychology
Geographic Information Science*
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Health Information Privacy & Security*
Healthcare Administration
Intelligence Analysis
Inter-American Studies*
Learning Disabilities/Inclusion
Location Analysis*
Long Term Care Administration
Mediation
Music Performance
Paralegal Studies
Polysomnographic Technology
Professional Ethics
Public History Studies
Southeast Asian Studies*
Water Resources Policy*

*Computer Information Systems, Environmental Interpretation, Geographic Information Science, Health Information Privacy & Security, Inter-American Studies, Locational Analysis, Southeast Asian Studies, and Water Resources Policy are undergraduate certificate programs.

If you already have at least a baccalaureate degree, you may apply through the Graduate College as a “Post-Graduate” to pursue a Texas State Certificate. A post-graduate student is not pursuing a graduate degree. Courses taken will be shown as Post-Graduate Degree Credit on your transcript. Should you decide to apply to a graduate degree program, up to six hours of graduate-level courses, with a grade of “B” or better, may be petitioned for degree credit after regular degree-seeking admission has been granted. To be admitted as a Texas State Certificate Student, you must meet the minimum admission requirements as listed below plus any specific departmental admission requirements. To apply for admission under this status, you must complete the following steps below in addition to any other requirements specified by the certificate program.


Application and Application Fee

Please apply online through the ApplyTexas Application and allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.

The required non-refundable $10.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If you prefer, you may submit a non-refundable $10.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable to Texas State. Mailing address:

Texas State University
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

Please Note: Students who wish to change their certificate program or apply to an additional program must pay the fee associated with the new application.

An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

Important Note: Some Texas State Certificate programs are eligible for financial aid and others are not. Please visit the Financial Aid webpage listing qualified graduate certificate programs for more information http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/graduate/eligibility/cert.html.

 

Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

If you are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State, you need to request transcripts from any colleges NOT listed on your Texas State transcript. The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

Applicants who are not Texas State University degree recipients or are not currently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each four-year college or university attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature on the back of the envelope. Note: Please go to specific program to see if all transcripts are required.

Applicants must have a 2.5* GPA on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work before the bachelor’s degree. If a student has completed a master’s or doctoral degree, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required. (Some certificate programs have higher minimum GPA requirements.)

 

Texas State Certificate Program Application of Completion

Students in the certificate programs must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in order to receive a certificate of completion for the program. GPA and course grade requirements vary per certificate program. Unless noted otherwise, no grade earned below “C” on any graduate course may apply toward a graduate certificate at Texas State. Upon completion of certificate course requirements, students must apply online through the Self-Service Banner system, using the “apply for graduation” link. Deadlines and instructions to apply after the deadline can be found on the graduation website under “Applying for Graduation” at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Current_Students/Graduation.html. The Graduate College will confirm with the Graduate Advisor that the requirements have been met. The Graduate College will then contact the Registrar’s Office to request the awarding of the certificate. Texas State Certificates are printed by the Registrar’s Office at the end of each term after candidates have been cleared. Certificates are distributed to recipients through the appropriate college dean and are not presented at the graduation ceremony.

Certificate and degree programs are approved in accordance with guidelines provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas State University System.

*Upon completion of undergraduate certificate course requirements, a student’s application and requirements will be reviewed by the College Academic Advising Center.


Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language

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Dr. Robert Reardon
512-245-3755

Advisor Support
Christina Vaughn
512-245-2531

Clarena Larrotta
512-245-6288

Hours of Completion: TBA

Additional Requirements

  • Official transcripts from each college or university ever attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's  professional work, including at least one supervisor
  • TOEFL score for international students: An overall score of at least 78 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a minimum score of 19 for each section Certificate application form (Apply Texas)

Autism

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Dr. E. Amanda Boutot
245-2047
ED 3009

Hours of Completion: 24

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework before the bachelor's degree is required. If GPA is below the requirement, applicants have the option of taking the GRE.
  • Departmental form
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of purpose, including career goals
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's professional work, including at least one supervisor
  • Teacher certification or licensure in a related field (e.g., school psychology, speech therapy), or experience working with individuals with autism, or current work toward special education teacher certification

 


Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral Support

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Dr. Brenda Scheuermann
245-2267
ED 3011

Hours of Completion: 21

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework before the bachelor's degree is required. If GPA is below the requirement, applicants have the option of taking the GRE.
  • Departmental form
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's professional work, including at least one supervisor
  • Statement of purpose, including career goals
  • Certification or licensure in special education or related field (e.g., general education, school psychology, counseling, social work).

 


Computer Information Systems

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Dr. David Wierschem
245-2291
McCoy 404


Computer Science

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Dr. Wuxu Peng
245-3874
Nueces 210

Hours of Completion: 40

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work before the bachelor's degree.
  • Departmental application (click on Forms-Student, Certificate Program)
  • TOEFL of 550 (paper based) for international students

 


Corporate Communication and Training

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Dr. Philip Salem
245-2165
CENT 205

Hours of Completion: 9

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of a 3.2 GPA is required on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work before the bachelor's degree.
  • 500-word essay addressing the following questions:

a) Why are you seeking the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication and Training?
b) How does your academic background prepare you for the certificate (such as previous coursework in communication and/or experience as a trainer)?
c) What are your plans after completing the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communication and Training and how do you plan to apply this certificate?


Developmental Education

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Dr. Jodi Patrick Holschuh
245-7906
410B (ASBN)

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all previous graduate and undergraduate work are required.
  • If a student has completed a master’s or doctoral degree, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required.
  • Certificate application form
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s professional work, including at least one supervisor
  • Statement of purpose, including career goals
  • Curriculum vita

Dietetic Internship

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This program considers applications for Summer Midterm only.

Graduate Advisor
Christy Youens
512-245-7055
FCS 287F

Graduate Advisor Support:
Karen Brasfield

512-245-4685
FCS 280

Hours of Completion: 18

Additional Requirements

 


Environmental Interpretation

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Stella LoPachin
245-1852
ELA 130

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.


Forensic Psychology

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Dr. Randall Osborne
245-8236
UAC 262

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of bachelor's coursework
  • If student completed master's or doctoral degree, minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required

Geographic Information Science

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Stella LoPachin, Dr. Alberto Giordano, or Dr. Sven Fuhrman
245-1852

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements

  • Department requires a telephone or e-mail interview.

Health Informatics

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This program does not allow admission for Summer.

Dr. Matthew Brooks
512-245-3556

Health Professions Building 250

Hours of Completion: 15


Health Information Management

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This program considers applications for Fall semester only.
This program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2014.

Ms. Sue Biedermann
245-8242
HPB 220

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on last 60 hours of bachelor's coursework. If student has completed master's or doctoral degree, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required.
  • Departmental application

 


Health Information Privacy & Security

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This program considers applications for Fall semester only.

Ms. Sue Biedermann
245-8242
HPB 220

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements


Healthcare Administration

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This program does not allow admission for Summer.

Dr. Matthew Brooks
512-245-3556

Health Professions Building 250

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Two (2) years experience as a manager or professional
  • Resume

Intelligence Analysis

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Dr. Wayman Mullins
245-2174
Hines Academic Center 128

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

For applicants holding a bachelor's degree in an criminal justice, computer science, history, geography or a field related to security and/or intelligence studies field:

  • For unconditional admittance, a GPA of 2.75 or higher on the last 60 semester hours of bachelor's coursework is required.
  • For conditional admittance, a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 on the last 60 semester hours of bachelor's coursework is required.

For applicants who have completed a master's in criminal justice, computer science, history, geography or a field related to security and/or intelligence studies, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on the last 60 semester hours of bachelor's coursework is required.

The application packet will consist of the following materials:

  • Statement of purpose, including career goals
  • Curriculum vita
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's professional work, including at least one supervisor.

 


Inter-American Studies

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Jeremy Pena
512-245-1852
Flowers Hall 322

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements


Learning Disabilities/Inclusion

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Dr. Marilyn Goodwin
245-7723
ED 3032

Hours of Completion: 18

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework before the bachelor's degree is required. If GPA is below the requirement, applicants have the option of taking the GRE.
  • Departmental form
  • Statement of purpose, including career goals
  • Curriculum vita
  • Teacher Certification or licensure in special education or related field (e.g., general education, school psychology, counseling, social work).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's professional work, including at least one supervisor

Location Analysis

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Stella LoPachin or Dr. Richard Earl
512-245-1852

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.


Long Term Care Administration

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This program does not allow admission for Summer.

This program is taught exclusively online. For students residing outside of Texas and not planning on relocating to the state, please visit http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/ before applying.

Dr. Matthew Brooks
512-245-3556

Health Professions Building 250

Hours of Completion: 15

Note: All questions regarding licensure and state exam requirements should be directed to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) at 512-438-2015.


Mediation

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Dr. Gregory Lynn Crossett
512-245-2233
UAC 355

 

Hours of Completion: 3

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work before the bachelor's degree.

Music Performance

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Dr. Amy Simmons
512-245-2651
Music Building 142

Dr. Alton Corley
512-245-7387
Music Building 107

Hours of Completion: 15 + Intensive English for international students

Additional Requirements

  • Audition is required by the department

Paralegal Studies

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This program does not allow admission for Summer II.

Dr. Gregory Lynn Crossett
512-245-2233
UAC 355

Jo Korthals
512-245-2233

UAC 355

Hours of Completion: 24

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher on the last 60 semester hours of bachelor's coursework is required.
  • An interview with the director is required.

 


Polysomnographic Technology

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This program considers applications for Fall semester only.
 

Dr. S. Gregory Marshall
245-8243
HPB 350A

Administrative Support
Maria Beltran-Rodriguez

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Proof of RRT/CRT credentials through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • If a student has completed a master's or doctoral degree, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required.
  • Application to the Department of Respiratory Care Polysomnographic Technology certificate program
  • Three (3) forms of reference vouching for the character and integrity of the applicant as a potential healthcare provider
  • Polysomnographic ADA Form
  • Statement of purpose from the applicant stating personal reasons for pursuit of the polysomnography/sleep technology profession

 


Professional Ethics

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The majority of this program may be offered exclusively online. For students residing outside of Texas and not planning on relocating to the state, please visit http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/ before applying. Please consult with the graduate advisor on current and future scheduling of online courses.

Dr. Audrey McKinney
512-245-2047
Psychology 134D

Hours of Completion: 6


Public History Studies

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This program has strict deadlines for the Fall and Spring semester.

Dr. Lynn Denton
512-245-2142
Taylor-Murphy History Building 202

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

 


Southeast Asian Studies

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Jeremy Pena
512-245-1852
Flowers Hall 322

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements


Water Resources Policy

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Stella LoPachin or Dr. Richard Earl
512-245-1852

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.