San Marcos, TX
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $25,468
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Educational Leadership Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


45% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 40
    • Accepted 18
    • Acceptance Rate 45
    • Enrolled 16
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's Degreesbaccalaureate and master's degree from regionally-accredited university (master's degree in an area related to proposed studies with minimum graduate GPA of 3.5); statement of purpose (500 words); 3 letters of reference addressing professional and academic background; resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$25,468
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students79
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students79
    • Part-time Percentage78%
    • Full-time Percentage22%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino39%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian52%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student0%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty18
    • Full-time Percentage78%
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchIncreasing college readiness and creating a college-going culture, building an educational research and improvement partnership with Chile
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$59,331

Location & Contact

Program in School Improvement

College of Education
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Melissa Martinez

PhD Program Director

Phone: 512-245-4587

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of Graduate School

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365

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