|PhD||51 hours||12 hours||63 hours|
|Fall Semester||February 1||February 1|
|Spring Semester||No Admission||No Admission|
|Summer||No Admission||No Admission|
|Summer Midterm||No Admission||No Admission|
Graduate course descriptions for this program may be viewed online in the Graduate Catalog.
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, students may no longer apply for the program for that semester. Applicants will be required to submit a new application, required support documents and fee for admission consideration for future semesters.
Information on Doctoral Assistantships is located on the program web page. Application for an assistanship should be submitted by February 1.
Dr. Sarah Nelson
Academic Services Building-South 321
Academic Services Building-South 317
Please apply online through the ApplyTexas Application. Please allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.
The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. Applicants who prefer may submit a non-refundable $40.00 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 change their admission status must pay the fee associated with the new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.
An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.
Applicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the 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.
All applicants must hold a baccalaureate and master’s degree from a regionally accredited university. The master’s degree must be in an area related to proposed studies with a minimum 3.5 GPA on all completed graduate work.
Applicants who have not yet graduated with a bachelor’s degree should send the transcript with the most recently completed semester’s grades. The Graduate College will only calculate an applicant’s GPA after the last long (Spring or Fall) semester of coursework prior to graduation has been completed. For example: Applicants who apply for a program that will begin Fall 2016 and expect to graduate in May 2016 should send transcripts with the Fall 2015 grades. If transcripts are submitted without this information, applicants will be notified and the application will not be considered complete until the updated transcript has been received.
The Education- School Improvement Ph.D. program does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens) must fulfill the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement as identified in the “Admission Documents” section of the graduate catalog. Fluency in reading, speaking, and writing English is expected of all accepted students. In order to be eligible for admission into this program, international applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 78 (iBT) or higher or IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 or higher with minimum individual module score of 6.0.
NOTE: Some programs require specific forms to be used when submitting references and essays. Please review the program website listed below.
Please submit required admission documents to the Graduate College. Mailing address:
Texas State University
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
If preferred, applicants may electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/rqmt/doc.html. Individuals submitting recommendation letters for applicants may send them electronically by emailing email@example.com. References will need the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably an ID number.
Please visit http://www.txstate.edu/edphd/ for more information regarding this program.
International applicants, please visit the International Student web page for other admission requirements that may apply to this program.