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The Graduate College Mission

Texas State University is a public, student-centered Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

The mission of The Graduate College is to provide vision, leadership and direction for excellence in graduate education at Texas State University with the aim of providing the appropriate infrastructure and learning environment for the training of innovative and successful scholars, teachers and professionals.

The Graduate College does so by:

articulating, promoting and supporting the highest standards of quality in graduate education in keeping with the University’s overall mission of teaching, research and public service

constructing and maintaining an environment conducive to successful graduate education in concert with all graduate programs

supporting programs’ efforts to foster a diverse student population who participate in a global society

promoting and supporting rigor in graduate education

providing key process and procedure guidance and support to graduate programs from admission to graduation

aiding in student recruitment, application processing, policy monitoring and degree auditing

leading initiatives designed to provide best practices in graduate education leading to timely degree completion

providing graduate student support for creative and scholarly activities

offering professional development opportunities for graduate students at key stages in their graduate career

engaging in research on graduate education

The stakeholders of The Graduate College include students, faculty and staff involved in graduate education at Texas State University.