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Developmental Education

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Taylor Acee
ta19@txstate.edu
512.245.7903
ASBN, Room 401C

Advisor Support
Dena Guerrero
dh61@txstate.edu
512.245.6839
ASBN, Room 401

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The program offers students the opportunity to research with nationally and internationally recognized, award-winning faculty in beautiful central Texas. Students learn to think critically about theory, research and practice in multiple areas of college readiness and developmental education including developmental literacy, learning support and developmental mathematics.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. Developmental Mathematics 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.A. Learning Support 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.A. Literacy 36 Non-Thesis No minor

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

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

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

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

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Application Fee(s)

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

  Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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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 important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing your background and professional goals, including your rationale for pursuing the chosen professional degree program, how your goals tie into the mission of the graduate program, and your philosophy of teaching and learning
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals who know you as a student or as a professional

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). 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
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

If you do not meet the scores above, you may qualify for English-based conditional admission if you meet the minimum scores below:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 59 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 5.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 5.5

  Review important information about official test scores.