Mission Statement

“The noblest search is the search for excellence.”
     –Lyndon B. Johnson
            Thirty-Sixth President of the United States, 1963–1969
               Texas State University Class of 1930

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

a.  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;

b.  constructing and maintaining an environment conducive to successful graduate education in concert with all graduate programs;

c.  supporting programs’ efforts to foster a diverse student population who participate in a global society;

d.  promoting and supporting rigor in graduate education;

e.  providing key process and procedure guidance and support to graduate programs from admission to graduation;

f.  aiding in student recruitment, application processing, policy monitoring, and degree auditing;

g.  leading initiatives designed to provide best practices in graduate education leading to timely degree completion;

h.  providing graduate student support for creative and scholarly activities;

i.  offering professional development opportunities for graduate students at key stages in their graduate career; and

j.  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.