Graduate Majors

The table below lists all graduate majors and degrees as they appear on a diploma and a transcript. Please note that a number of these programs have additional options or concentrations available. Program hours depend on degree options selected. Consult the program page inside this catalog for more detailed information.

Major Degree Thesis Program Hours
Accounting M.Acy. None 30
Accounting (Integrated) B.B.A./M.Acy. None 150
Accounting and Information Technology M.S. None 36
Adult, Professional, and Community Education M.A. Optional 36-39
Adult, Professional, and Community Education Ph.D. Dissertation 63
Advanced Practice Leadership M.S.W. None 36-62
Anthropology M.A. Required 36
Applied Anthropology Ph.D. Dissertation 54
Applied Philosophy and Ethics M.A. Optional 30-33
Applied Sociology M.S. None 36
Aquatic Resources M.S. Required 30
Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology Ph.D. Dissertation 61-91
Athletic Training M.S. None 55
Biochemistry M.S. Required 30
Biochemistry (early-entry) B.S./M.S. Required 150
Biology M.A. Required 30
Biology M.S. Optional 30-45
Business Administration M.B.A. Optional 36-39
Chemistry M.A. None 30
Chemistry M.S. Required 30
Chemistry (early-entry) B.S./M.S. Required 150
Communication Design M.F.A. Required 60
Communication Disorders M.A. Required 39
Communication Disorders M.S.C.D. None 36
Communication Studies M.A. Optional 30-36
Computer Science M.A. Optional 30-36
Computer Science M.S. Optional 30-36
Computer Science Ph.D. Dissertation 54-78
Construction Management M.S. Optional 30
Creative Writing M.F.A. Required 48
Criminal Justice M.S.C.J. Optional 30-36
Criminal Justice Ph.D. Dissertation 51
Data Analytics and Information Systems M.S. Optional 30
Dementia and Aging Studies M.S. Optional 33-36
Developmental Education M.A. None 36
Developmental Education Ed.D. Dissertation 66
Developmental Education Ph.D. Dissertation 66
Educational Leadership M.A. None 36
Educational Leadership M.Ed. None 36
Educational Technology M.Ed. None 36
Elementary Education M.A. Required 30
Elementary Education M.Ed. None 30-36
Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural M.A. Required 30
Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural M.Ed. None 36
Engineering M.S. Optional 31
Engineering Management M.S. Optional 30
Exercise Science M.S. Optional 36
Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. None 48
Geographic Education Ph.D. Dissertation 46
Geographic Information Science Ph.D. Dissertation 46
Geographic Information Science M.A.Geo. None 33
Geography M.A.Geo. None 33
Geography M.S. Required 30
Geography Ph.D. Dissertation 46
Geography Resource and Environmental Studies M.A.Geo. None 33
Healthcare Administration M.H.A. Optional 49
Health Information Management M.H.I.M. Optional 36
History M.A. Optional 33-39
Human Development and Family Sciences M.S. Optional 37
Human Nutrition M.S. Optional 33-39
Human Resource Management M.S. None 30
Integrated Agricultural Sciences M.S. Optional 36
Interdisciplinary Studies M.A.I.S. None 39
Interdisciplinary Studies M.S.I.S. None 39
International Studies M.A. Optional 30-36
Leadership and Administration in Nursing M.S.N. None 30
Leadership and Administration in Nursing (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) B.S.N./M.S.N. None 156
Legal Studies M.A. None 36
Literature M.A. Optional 30-36
Management of Technical Education M.Ed. None 36
Marketing Research and Analysis M.S. Optional 30
Mass Communication M.A. Optional 33-36
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Ph.D. Dissertation 55
Mathematics M.S. Optional 30-36
Mathematics M.Ed. None 36
Mathematics Education Ph.D. Dissertation 78
Merchandising and Consumer Studies M.S. Optional 36-39
Music M.M. Optional 36
Music Education M.M. None 36
Physical Therapy D.P.T. None 99
Physics M.S. Optional 30-36
Political Science M.A. Optional 33-36
Population and Conservation Biology M.S. Required 30
Professional Counseling M.A. Optional 48-66
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S.N. None 40
Psychological Research M.A. Optional 38
Public Administration M.P.A. None 39
Public Health M.P.H None 42
Public Health Education and Promotion M.S. Optional 36
Quantitative Finance and Economics M.S. Optional 30
Reading Education M.Ed. None 30
Recreation Management M.S.R.L.S. Optional 30-36
Respiratory Care M.S.R.C. None 36-48
Rhetoric and Composition M.A. Optional 33
School Improvement Ph.D. Dissertation 63
School Psychology S.S.P. None 69
Secondary Education M.A. Optional 30
Secondary Education M.Ed. None 30-39
Sociology M.A. Required 36
Spanish M.A. Optional 33-36
Special Education M.Ed. None 36
Student Affairs in Higher Education M.Ed. None 42
Sustainability Studies M.A. Optional 36
Sustainability Studies M.S. Optional 36
Technical Communication M.A. Optional 30
Theatre M.A. Optional 30-36
Theatre M.F.A. None 60
Therapeutic Recreation M.S.R.L.S. Optional 30-36
Wildlife Ecology M.S. Required 30

Certificate and degree programs are approved in accordance with guidelines provided by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas State University System Board of Regents.