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Texas State Certificate


Deadlines for Domestic / International

Program Fall Spring Summer Summer Midterm
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
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 April 15 / March 15 June 1 / May 1
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

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 this program, on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration. If the program is not listed as an option on ApplyTexas for a given semester, applicants may no longer apply for the program for that term. In order to apply for admission consideration for future terms, applicants must submit a new application, fee, and updated support documents.

Please click on this Gainful Employment Disclosure link and select your program from the list provided.


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. The mailing address is listed below.

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: Texas State Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

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 from which credit was received.  For institutions that do not use the SPEEDE service, the secure third party vendor must send the electronic transcript to gradcollege@txstate.edu. If your previous colleges or universities do not have the ability to send official transcripts electronically in these formats, those 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 to the following address (international transcripts must come directly from the main university’s Registrar’s Office):

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

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.)

English Proficiency Requirement (TOEFL/IELTS)

English proficiency exam scores through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required to apply if English is not your native language or if you are not eligible for an automatic TOEFL/IELTS waiver. English proficiency exam scores are valid for two years after the exam date. Fluency in English is expected of all accepted students, specifically in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  In order to be eligible for regular admission into this program, applicants must submit scores of at least:

Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language Applicants:

  • TOEFL iBT – 78 overall with minimum individual module scores of 19/listening; 19/reading, 19/speaking; 19/writing
  • IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 overall with minimum individual module scores of 6.0

The Adult English as a Second/Foreign Langauge Texas State certificate program will allow English-based conditional admission based on TOEFL/IELTS scores. In order to qualify for English-based conditional admission ("Bridge"), applicants must submit the following scores:

  • TOEFL iBT – 59-77 overall with minimum individual module scores of 14/listening, 14/reading, 14/speaking, 14/writing
  • IELTS (Academic) – 5.5 or higher overall with minimum individual module scores of 5.5 or higher

All Other Applicants:

  • TOEFL iBT – 78 overall
  • IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 overall with minimum individual module scores of 6.0

All other Texas State Certificate programs will allow English-based conditional admission based on TOEFL/IELTS scores. In order to qualify for English-based conditional admission ("Bridge"), applicants must submit the following scores:

  • TOEFL iBT – 59-77 overall
  • IELTS (Academic) – 5.5 or higher overall with minimum individual module scores of 5.5 or higher

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.

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Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language

Graduate Advisor
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 from which credit was received (must be submitted from university registrar)
  • 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 on each section

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Autism

Graduate Advisor
Dr. E. Amanda Boutot
512-245-2047
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.
  • 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

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral Support

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Brenda Scheuermann
512-245-2267
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.
  • 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).

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Computer Information Systems*

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Ricki Ingalls
512-245-2291
MCOY 404

Computer Science

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Wuxu Peng
512-245-3874
COMAL 309B

Hours of Completion: 40

Please note the admission policies for Texas State students here: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/appinfo.html. Students who choose to take low-level equivalencies at another institution will either need to enroll concurrently at Texas State or submit a new application in order to keep their registration records active.

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)

Corporate Communication and Training

Graduate Advisor
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

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Emily Summers
512-245-1743
ABSN 410A

Hours of Completion: 15

Online Information

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.

Additional Requirements

  • Official transcripts from each college or university from which credit was received (must be submitted from university registrar)
  • If a student has completed a master’s or doctoral degree, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required.
  • 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

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Dietetic Internship

This program considers applications for Summer II only.

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

Advisor Support
Karen Brasfield

512-245-4685
FCS 280

Hours of Completion: 18

Additional Requirements

Environmental Interpretation*

Graduate Advisor
Stella LoPachin
512-245-1852
ELA 130

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Forensic Psychology

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Randall Osborne
512-245-8236
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*

Graduate Advisors
Stella LoPachin;
Dr. Alberto Giordano; or
Dr. Sven Fuhrman
512-245-1852

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements

  • Department requires a telephone or e-mail interview.

Healthcare Administration

This program does not allow admission for Summer.

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Kimberly Ann Lee

512-245-3492
Health Professions Building 260

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

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

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Intelligence Analysis

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Wayman Mullins
512-245-2174
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.

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Inter-American Studies*

Graduate Advisor
Jeremy Pena
512-245-1852
Flowers Hall 322

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements

Learning Disabilities/Inclusion

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Marilyn Goodwin
512-245-7723
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.
  • 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

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Location Analysis*

Graduate Advisors
Stella LoPachin; or
Dr. Richard Earl
512-245-1852

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Long Term Care Administration

Online Information
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.

Graduate Advisor
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

Graduate Advisor
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

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Ludim Pedroza
512-245-3405
Lampasas 315

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

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Audition is required by the department

Paralegal Studies

This program does not allow admission for Summer II.

Graduate Advisors
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

This program considers applications for Fall semester only.
The deadline for Fall 2015 has been extended to August 24, 2015.

Graduate Advisor
Dr. S. Gregory Marshall
512-245-8243
HPB 350A

Advisor 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

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

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

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

Hours of Completion: 15

Additional Requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Brief statement of speaking and reading foreign language competencies

Applicants will electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at https://tim.txstate.edu/gadocumentupload/. Letters of recommendation may be sent by the recommender via e-mail to gradrqmt@txstate.edu. Recommenders will need to include the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably a student ID number.

Southeast Asian Studies*

Graduate Advisors

Jeremy Pena
512-245-1852
Flowers Hall 322

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements

Water Resources Policy*

Graduate Advisors

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

For more information, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

*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.