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Graduate Information Events

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Are you thinking about taking your studies to the next level by attending graduate school? Are you wondering how different this is from undergraduate studies? Get to know graduate studies with us!

Attend one of our Graduate Information Sessions for a general overview of graduate studies and complete your application with our Graduate Application Boot Camp

If you are wondering if it's too soon to look into graduate school, review our general application timeline below.

Take a closer look at graduate life on campus by reading our blog, which features posts written by Texas State graduate students!


Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Application Boot Camp

This is a two-part event that will provide tips on completing and polishing application materials from experts in presentation format and then will give you the opportunity to apply what you learn in one-on-one and group tutoring sessions.

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Graduate Information Sessions

Thursday, July 11
Noon – 3 p.m.
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-9.1
San Marcos Campus

Time Session
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Graduate School and You
12:30 – 1 p.m. Funding Your Graduate Education
1 – 1:30 p.m. Graduate Application Process
1:30 – 2 p.m. Standardized Test Prep Resources
2 – 2:30 p.m. Achieving Success in Graduate School
2:30 – 3 p.m. Graduate Studies and Your Career
3 p.m.

Campus Tour (Meet at the Welcome Center in Room 3-20)

Attend the sessions that are right for you!

A Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

The process of applying to graduate can seem overwhelming; for some, however, it may help to break down the process in smaller parts and tackle each step individually. If you're thinking about applying, review our example timeline (for fall admission) to get an idea about what steps to take and when to take them. Every school and program are different — to start, some programs offer spring admission — so you'll need to adjust the timeline accordingly, ideally giving yourself a year for a stress-free assembly of materials.

Spring 2019
Register for our graduate information sessions or Graduate and Professional School Fair to get a general understanding of graduate studies, the application process, funding options, and more.

Summer 2019
Review your preferred program(s) and the corresponding application requirements, policies, and deadlines. Begin working on the necessary documents, such as resumes, CVs, and statements of purpose. If necessary, take the GRE or GMAT (and apply for our test fee scholarship!), and contact your references for your letters of recommendation.

Fall 2019
Submit your application(s) and all required application materials for admission and funding opportunities, if available.

Spring 2020
Receive your decision. If admitted, begin reviewing external funding opportunities as well.

Fall 2020
Congratulate yourself! You are officially a graduate student. Continue looking for awards, internships, scholarships, and grant to help fund your studies and participate in conferences and other academic competitions and workshops to enhance your professional development and your resume!

Can't make it to one of our sessions? Learn about graduate programs offered at the Round Rock campus, explore the San Marcos campus at your convenience, and sign up to receive our graduate studies email series!

  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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