The Graduate College Mission
Texas State University is a public, student-centered Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.
The mission of The Graduate College is to provide vision, leadership and direction for excellence in graduate education at Texas State University with the aim of providing the appropriate infrastructure and learning environment for the training of innovative and successful scholars, teachers and professionals.
The Graduate College does so by:
articulating, promoting and supporting the highest standards of quality in graduate education in keeping with the University’s overall mission of teaching, research and public service
constructing and maintaining an environment conducive to successful graduate education in concert with all graduate programs
supporting programs’ efforts to foster a diverse student population who participate in a global society
promoting and supporting rigor in graduate education
providing key process and procedure guidance and support to graduate programs from admission to graduation
aiding in student recruitment, application processing, policy monitoring and degree auditing
leading initiatives designed to provide best practices in graduate education leading to timely degree completion
providing graduate student support for creative and scholarly activities
offering professional development opportunities for graduate students at key stages in their graduate career
engaging in research on graduate education
The stakeholders of The Graduate College include students, faculty and staff involved in graduate education at Texas State University.