17
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Texas State University / Doctoral Program in Geographic Information Science is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (minimum preferred score of 303 verbal and quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16
Applied
10
Accepted
2
Enrolled
63%

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 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (minimum preferred score of 303 verbal and quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited university, master's degree in geography or related field with minimum GPA of 3.5, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, completion of master's thesis or demonstrated evidence of scholarly research
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

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

Student Body

17
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
58%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 17.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time (6)
Part-time (0)
Male (4)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Connecting geographic concepts and content, teaching best ideas and practices
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
76,974

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Yongmei Lu
PhD Program Director
Email: yl10@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-1337
Fax: 512-245-8353