5
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Texas State University / Doctoral Program in Geographic Education 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 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2
Applied
1
Accepted
50%

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 General Test (minimum preferred score of 303 verbal and quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in geography or related field with minimum GPA of 3.5 on all graduate coursework, 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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

5
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 20%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time (6)
Part-time (1)
Male (6)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geography online educational delivery, transformative research in geography education, building capacity for learning progressions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
52,071

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