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Graduate Student Exchange Program

Study Abroad Coordinator
Dr. Oleksandra Sehin
Thornton International House,
Room 104

Study Abroad Office
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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.

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.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online Non-Degree/Visiting Student ApplyTexas application 

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee

  • application fees not required for exchange applicants

  Review important information about application fee(s).


  • 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, 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.


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.

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)


Programs that will evaluate availability each semester

Accounting and Information Technology
Adult, Professional, and Community Education
Adult, Professional, and Community Education Ph.D.
Agricultural Education
Business Administration
Communication Design
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science Ph.D.
Dementia and Aging Studies
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural
Elementary Education (Talent Development concentration)
Exercise Science
Family & Child Studies
Health Education
Healthcare Administration
Human Resource Management
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Ph.D.
Music Education
[Nursing] Family Nurse Practitioner
[Nursing] Leadership & Administration in Nursing
[Nutrition] Human Nutrition
Physical Education
Physical Therapy D.P.T.
Psychological Research
Public Administration
Recreation Management
Rhetoric and Composition
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education (Educational Technology concentration)
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
Software Engineering
Special Education
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Sustainability Studies
Technical Communication
Therapeutic Recreation