Admission Information

The requirements set forth on the following pages are the minimum for admission to enter a graduate program at Texas State. Meeting these requirements does not necessarily ensure acceptance into a graduate program. Many programs have established admission standards more stringent than the minimum requirements. Some programs recommend that applicants arrange a personal interview with the appropriate graduate advisor. Since admission policies and requirements vary from program to program, prospective students should check the admission requirements per program on The Graduate College website at

For most programs, an admission decision will follow within 4-6 weeks from the time all application materials have been received by The Graduate College. The number of applicants for a particular program influences the response time. Applicants are encouraged to check the status of their application online. After all required admission application documents have been received by The Graduate College, the grade point average will be calculated and the graduate advisor will make an admission recommendation. Final admission decisions are made by the dean of The Graduate College, and The Graduate College will notify the applicant of the admission decision. Applicants will receive an email notification when admitted to a program. Degree seeking students admitted to The Graduate College will also receive a letter via U.S. mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their email settings to ensure that communications are received from The Graduate College.

Applications are for specific terms. Applicants wishing to change their application to a future term will be required to submit a new application and pay the application fee. Students who have been admitted into a degree program and do not enroll for the term of acceptance are not guaranteed acceptance for future terms.

Students who are currently on probation or suspension at other colleges or universities are not eligible for admission consideration by The Graduate College. The dean of The Graduate College may refuse admission to any applicant, regardless of whether or not the applicant meets the admission requirements, if the dean of The Graduate College judges that such action is in the individual’s or the University’s best interest. The University reserves the right to deny admission to any prospective or former students who have criminal records including any conviction of a felony, offenses involving moral turpitude, or other offenses of a serious nature.

Students may submit an admission appeal to the graduate dean for a denial decision within three weeks of the date of the decision. The written appeal should include additional supporting documentation. Admission appeals will be answered via email within three weeks of receipt of the student's appeal.