The Graduate College mailing address:
Texas State University
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

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Who is an international applicant?

International applicants are defined as applicants studying under a non-immigrant visa status, including (but not limited to) the following visa types:

  • F-1/F-2 student visa
  • J-1/J-2: exchange visitor
  • visa H-4/H1-B: temporary worker visa

Additionally, applicants who have completed significant course work outside of the United States, regardless of their residency or citizenship status, may be required to submit internationally related items for admission.

What degrees are acceptable for graduate admission?

  • All master’s-level applicants must have completed the equivalent of a four (4) year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • All doctoral-level applicants must have completed the equivalent of a two (2) year master’s degree from an accredited institution (unless otherwise noted on the Program Requirements website).

What is the required Grade Point Average (GPA)?

The Graduate College requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work before earning a bachelor’s degree (some programs may require higher GPAs; please review the Program Requirements website).


Applicants should visit www.ApplyTexas.org to submit an application for the preferred program of interest. It will take two business days for The Graduate College to receive the application. Please visit Application & Fees for more information. Also, the International Application Checklist (PDF) is a printable reference guide for the remaining application requirements described in the following steps.


The international evaluation fee may be paid within the ApplyTexas application. If submitting payment after completing the ApplyTexas application, applicants will be required to pay online through our secure portal TouchNet. Please visit Application & Fees for more information.


Official, complete transcripts and mark sheets must be sent by the accredited university that granted the applicant’s degree(s) in sealed envelopes to the address listed above. Please visit Required Documents for more information.


TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for admission consideration. Applicants will need to submit a request to the testing center to have the scores sent directly to The Graduate College. When requesting TOEFL scores, the applicant will need to provide Texas State University’s institution code of 006667. Please visit English Proficiency for more information.


Applicants should check the webpage of their preferred program of study via the Program Requirements link to see if these exams are required. If the program requires official GRE or GMAT scores for admission consideration, applicants will need to submit a request to the testing center to have the scores sent directly to The Graduate College using Texas State University’s institution code of 006667.


Most graduate programs require additional application documents. Applicants should review the webpage of their preferred program of study, and submit required documents through The Graduate College’s Graduate Admissions Document Upload (GADU) website. Please only submit documents required by the program. Any additional documents mailed or e-mailed to The Graduate College will not be accepted or attached to applications. Please visit Submit Documents for more information.


Applicants may check the status of their application online after submitting the ApplyTexas application. The Status Check will reflect the dates of items received by The Graduate College. Please see Check Status for more information.


Admitted Student Information provides links to other essential offices on campus. Incoming students should direct all visa inquiries and immigration-related documents to Texas State University’s International Office. Please visit their website for more information regarding the processing of immigration documents for a student or exchange visa.