807
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Texas State University / College of Liberal Arts is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Education (M Ed)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Applied Geography (MAG)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 252
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for some programs)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

753
Applied
488
Accepted
251
Enrolled
65%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for some programs)
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree in field of study from regionally-accredited university, minimum GPA of 2.75 in last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, master's degree in geography
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

807
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.56%
Black or African American 7.31%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 2.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.6%
Unknown 0.87%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

279
Total faculty
Full-time (245)
Part-time (34)
Male (154)
Female (125)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geography education, aquatic connectivity, contract analysis of historically underutilized businesses, gender initiatives: women in culinary, prescription drug misuse, image analysis, identifying human remains in south Texas, bird air strike hazard, archaeological monitoring, Travis county business intelligence and operational analysis, land management impact on water quality in New Zealand
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,080,051

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Hennessy
Dean
Email: liberalarts@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-2317
Fax: 512-245-8291