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Admissions Process

The following items are submitted directly to the Graduate College:

  • Completed Texas State Graduate College application.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended, including evidence of a master’s degree from an accredited university. These must be mailed directly to the Graduate College. Transcripts are not necessary if the master’s degree was earned at Texas State.
  • An application fee of $40.00.
  • TOEFL score for students from countries where English is not the first language.
  • An essay of approximately 500 words that describes the applicant’s background and professional goals including his or her rationale for pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • A current resume.
  • Name and contact information for 3 references. The Graduate College will email submission instructions to each reference.