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Awards

Every year, The Graduate College honors students and faculty with the following awards:

Visit our awards page for detailed descriptions of the past recipients' work. 

Texas State Outstanding Master's Thesis Award

The Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards are $500.00 are in alignment with the Conference of Southern Graduate School’s (CSGS) awards, which are given in five different categories on a rotating basis: a) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering, b) Humanities and Fine Arts, c) Social Sciences, Business, and Education, d) Life Sciences, d) Digital Scholarship (in any field).  

The competition for the 2016–2017 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award is now closed. Visit our Awards page to view past recipients of this award, including this year's winners.


Texas State Outstanding Dissertation Award 

The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are $1,000 dissertation awards in alignment with the Council of Southern Graduate School’s (CSGS) awards. The awards are given in four different categories on a rotating basis:  a) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering, b) Humanities and Fine Arts, c) Social Sciences, Business, and Education, d) Biological and Life Sciences. Texas State Ph.D. students or alumni in programs that fall into these categories will be eligible to participate.

The competition for the 2016-2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award is now closed. Visit our Awards page to view past recipients of this award, including this year's winner.


Texas State Outstanding Mentor Award

Every year, The Graduate College hosts the Outstanding Mentor Award competition. This award recognizes and honors a faculty member who has had outstanding success in mentoring graduate students. The award eligibility criteria specified and requirements for the nomination materials are aligned with the criteria established by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) for their outstanding mentor award. As a result, the campus winner is entered in the CSGS competition with a chance to earn regional recognition. 

The competition for the 2016–2017 Outstanding Mentor Award is now closed. Visit our Awards page to view past recipients of this award, including this year's winner.