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Visiting Student Program

Are you currently pursuing a graduate degree at another institution but found a graduate course offered at Texas State that's not available at your primary institution? If so, you can enroll in graduate courses at Texas State with the approval of the dean of The Graduate College, the graduate advisor*, and your primary institution. The intent of this program is for you to earn degree credit at Texas State that will transfer back to your primary institution; therefore, credit earned as a visiting student may not be eligible for Texas State degree programs should you decide to pursue one at later time.

*Some departments/programs do not admit visiting students, and others may admit after evaluating course availability.


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

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

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

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $10 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)

  Review important information about application fee(s).


Transcripts

  • transcripts not required

GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

Domestic applicants

Return the visiting student form signed by all appropriate parties for The Graduate College dean to approve at least two weeks prior to registration. The form must be completed prior to enrollment each term you study as a visiting student.

  Some departments/programs do not permit visiting students to take their courses, while others will evaluate course availability before approving visiting students.


International applicants

  • visiting student form (see above)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (see below)

  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

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

  Review important information about official test scores.


Programs that will not accept visiting students

Communication Disorders
Creative Writing
Elementary Education (Teacher Recruitment Program)
International Studies
Mass Communication
Professional Counseling
School Improvement Ph.D.
Secondary Education (Teacher Recruitment Program)

 

Programs that will evaluate availability each semester

Accounting
Accounting and Information Technology
Adult, Professional, and Community Education Ph.D.
Agricultural Education
Anthropology
Business Administration
Communication Design
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science Ph.D.
Dementia and Aging Studies
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural
Elementary Education (Talent Development concentration)
Exercise Science
Family & Child Studies
Geographic Education Ph.D.
Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science Ph.D.
Geography
Geography Ph.D.
Geography Resource & Environmental Studies
Health Education
Healthcare Administration
History
Human Resource Management
Literature
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Ph.D.
Music
Music Education
[Nursing] Family Nurse Practitioner
[Nursing] Leadership & Administration in Nursing
[Nutrition] Human Nutrition
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Psychological Research
Public Administration
Recreation Management
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education (master's + initial teacher's certification program (CMED))
Secondary Education (Talent Development concentration)
Secondary Education (Teaching Dual Credit Courses concentration)
[Social Work] Advanced Practice Leadership
[Sociology] Applied Sociology
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Sustainability Studies
Technical Communication
Theatre
Therapeutic Recreation