San Marcos, TX
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
57%
43%
student ratio
56
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
55%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Marine Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required, Thesis Required and 3 seminars
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

55% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 18
    • Accepted 10
    • Acceptance Rate 55
    • Enrolled 7
  • 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 January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th August 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test (minimum recommended score in at least the 50th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative portions), baccalaureate degree in biology or related discipline from regionally-accredited university with minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 60 undergraduate semester hours; intent to mentor letter from biology faculty member; resume; statement of purpose describing professional aspirations and academic goals; 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (recommended score in at least the 60th percentile on both the verbal and quantitative portions), baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited university; master's degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, and geology, or related natural science field with minimum GPA of 3.25; resume; statement of purpose with aspirations and goals; 3 letters of recommendation
    • 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 & FeesNot Reported
    • *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, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Full-time Percentage80%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian60%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student19%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty7
    • Full-time Percentage86%
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEndangered species research nn freshwater mussels, Brazos bason instream flow validation, ecological indicators and habitat characterization in the Colorado and Lavaca Rivers, carryover Comal Springs Riffle Beetle Habitat Connectivity study, state of Texas interagency cooperation contract for endangered species research, endangered species research projects for the prairie chub, applied environmental research and biological monitoring of Comal and San Marcos Springs Systems.
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,017,369

Location & Contact

Program in Aquatic Resources

College of Science and Engineering
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. Michael Green

PhD Advisor

Phone: 512-245-8037
Fax: 512-245-8713
Email: mg54@txstate.edu

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of the Graduate School

Phone: 512-245-2581
Fax: 512-245-8365
Email: jw02@swt.edu

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