|Degree||Specialization||Hours||Thesis Option||Minor Option|
|MS||General||30 hours||Thesis||No minor|
|MAGeo||General||33 hours||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|MAGeo||Geographic Education||33 hours||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|MAGeo||Geographic Information Science||33 hours||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|MAGeo||Geography Resource & Environmental Studies||33 hours||Non-Thesis||No minor|
|Fall Semester||May 1||May 1|
|Spring Semester||October 15||October 1|
|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, 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.
Dr. David Butler
Evan Liberal Arts Building 120-B
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 $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If preferred, applicants 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 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 degree from a regionally accredited university. For the MAGeo program, a minimum of a 3.2 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.
For the MS program, a minimum of a 3.4 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.
The MAGeo Geography program requires an official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score to be submitted prior to admission consideration with a preferred score of 300 (verbal and quanitative combined). If you took the GRE within the last five years and prior to the new examination, a preferred score of 1000 (V&Q combined) will be considered. GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to our Graduate College. The college code for Texas State is 006667. The Educational Testing Service can be contacted at www.ets.org/gre. Texas State students are only required to take the General Test.
The MS Geography program requires an official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score to be submitted prior to admission consideration with a preferred score of 303 (verbal and quantitative combined). If you took the GRE within the last five years and prior to the new examination, a preferred score of 1100 (V&Q combined) will be considered. GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to our Graduate College. The college code for Texas State is 006667. The Educational Testing Service can be contacted at www.ets.org/gre. Texas State students are only required to take the General Test.
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 students must submit scores of:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. References will need the applicant name and date of birth, and preferably an ID number.
Please visit http://www.geo.txstate.edu/degrees-programs/graduate/Masters.html 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