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Adult, Professional, and Community Education

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Clarena Larrotta
cl24@txstate.edu
512.245.6288
ASBS, Room 324

Advisor Support
Kassi Redwine
kr1352@txstate.edu
512.245.2531
ASBS, Room 306

Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology
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The program has a dedicated, learner-centered faculty who are leaders in the field and who also enjoy a culture of collaboration and collegiality with their students. The program focuses on reflective practice, emphasizing both theory and skills to become more effective practitioners and leaders. With night, hybrid, and online courses, the program accommodates all schedules.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. Adult ESL 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.A. Adult ESL 39 Thesis No minor
M.A. Work, Community and Continuing Education 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.A. Work, Community and Continuing Education 39 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 15 February 15
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 April 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • three letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of you as a student or as a professional
  • writing sample (maximum 1,000 words) discussing a major issue currently confronting adult education. Please draw on your own experiences, detailing your position on the subject. 

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of
    • 19 listening
    • 19 reading
    • 19 speaking
    • 18 writing
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.