Distance and Extended Learning

Continuing Education Study

With a wide range of learning opportunities, the Office of Continuing Education offers programs that extend the resources of Texas State and contribute to the professional and economic development of Texas. Enrollment is open to all interested persons on a non-credit hour basis; therefore, the courses are not offered through The Graduate College and do not apply toward a graduate degree, nor are they considered for regular admission. For information about continuing education programs go to http://www.txstate.edu/continuinged/.

Extended and Distance Learning

The university offers many courses and programs via distance learning and at the San Marcos campus and at extended hours on evenings and weekends.

All graduate courses and programs offered to distance learners carry the same course number, title, and description as those offered at the San Marcos campus.

For F-1 international students, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per term may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken online or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination, or other purposes integral to completion of the class.

Courses offered at a distance are identified each term in the Texas State Schedule of Classes and on CatsWeb. For more information on extended and distance learning at Texas State, visit http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu.

Extension Courses

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning offers many college courses not normally offered through the academic departments/schools. Extension courses may be offered on campus, online, hybrid/blended, or as part of a faculty-led Study-in-America or Off-Campus program. The times and locations for such courses depend on student need, faculty availability, and demand. Registration for an extension class is completed through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning and does not constitute acceptance as a regular student at Texas State.

Degree Credit for Extension Course Work

The department chair and the dean of The Graduate College must approve extension work for it to be credited toward a graduate degree. Students must meet the admission requirements as identified under the "Master's and Doctoral Degree-Seeking Applicants” section and be accepted in a degree program before extension work can receive degree credit. Extension course work cannot be used toward a doctoral degree at Texas State.

A maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate credit may be earned in extension courses offered by Texas State.

Extension Transfer Credit

Up to three semester hours of the total allowable six hours of transfer credit for a degree may be earned through extension courses from another accredited institution. Students admitted on “Conditional Admission” or students on “Probation/Suspension” will not receive credit for transfer work taken under the aforementioned status.

For more information on Extension Studies at Texas State, visit our website at http://www.extension.txstate.edu/.