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Graduate Student Exchange Program

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The exchange program for graduate students encourages students in different countries to spend time at Texas State University. However, some departments/programs will not admit exchange students, and others may admit after evaluating course availability.

 Contact The Graduate College for general questions about getting started with your application, funding your degree, and more.
If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following:

Education Abroad Coordinator
Dr. Oleksandra Sehin
Thornton International House (THOR), Room 104

Application Process

Step 1

Review Requirements

Application Deadlines

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 firm 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.


  Review important information about the online application.

Application Fee

  • application fees not required for exchange applicants


  • transcripts not required

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required


  • visiting student form requiring:  
    • approval to take the course from your primary institution, or the institution granting your degree
    • approval from the graduate advisor or department chair in the program/department offering the course at Texas State 

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 exchange students to take their courses, while others will evaluate course availability before approving exchange students.

  Review important information about documents.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, 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 PTE scores required with a 52 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.

English Proficeincy Waiver

In lieu of official TOEFL or IELTS scores, you may submit a waiver form signed by your home institution verifying your English language abilities.

Programs that will not accept exchange 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)