|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.
Please note the deadlines for this program. 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 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. Michael O'Malley
Academic Services Building-South 326
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-San Marcos 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-San Marcos 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.
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.
Additional Application Requirements
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-San Marcos
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.