San Marcos, TX
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $14,553
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Political Science Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 13
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • 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? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 24
    • Accepted 18
    • Acceptance Rate 75
    • Enrolled 11
  • 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 15th February 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbaccalaureate degree in political science from regionally-accredited university; minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of the bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate work)
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$14,553
    • *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 availableTeaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students31
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Full-time Percentage58%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino29%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian55%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student10%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty13
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%

Location & Contact

Program in Political Science

College of Liberal Arts
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Cecilia Castillio

Graduate Adviser

Phone: 512-245-2143
Fax: 512-345-7815

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of Graduate School

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

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