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Student Affairs in Higher Education

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Paige Haber-Curran
ph31@txstate.edu
sahe@txstate.edu
512.245.7628
Education Building,
Room 4041

Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology
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Students hold graduate assistantship positions across campus and internships at institutions in the Central Texas region, allowing for the development of valuable experiences and skills and an opportunity to bridge classroom learning and professional practice. Students take courses in a cohort-based model, which contributes to a strong learning community.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. 42 Non-Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall January 15 January 15
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
For scholarship, fellowship or assistantship consideration, applications must be completed by the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm 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 3.0 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

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 295 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) with no less than 150 in the verbal section, 145 in the quantitative section, and 4.0 in the analytical writing section

  The GRE may be waived if you hold a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you hold a master's or doctoral degree (or the equivalent thereof) from an accredited international institution, the GRE may be waived on an individual basis.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • resume/CV
  • three recommendations (program-specific form and letter)
  • statement of purpose (maximum 500 words, double-spaced in essay format) addressing the following:
    • What experiences have led you to pursue a career in student affairs?
    • What qualities, values, characteristics, and/or skills do you possess that make you a strong candidate for the student affairs in higher education (SAHE) program at Texas State?
    • What do you hope to gain from the SAHE program at Texas State, and how does this relate to your personal and professional goals?

  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
  • 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.


Additional Information

  Documents
Your statement of purpose will be evaluated for content, style, and quality. While you may seek consultation and editing suggestions, this statement must be representative of you and your current level and style of writing.