San Marcos, TX
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $18,595
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 21
    • 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? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


68% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 38
    • Accepted 26
    • Acceptance Rate 68
    • Enrolled 12
  • 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 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test (recommended minimum 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, current curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent to mentor from faculty member of Biology Department
    • 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$18,595
    • *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 Students38
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students38
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Full-time Percentage71%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino32%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian55%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student8%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty17
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%

Location & Contact

Program in Biology

College of Science and Engineering
Texas State University

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

Dr. David Lemke

Graduate Advisor

Phone: 512-245-2178

Dr. Andrea Golato

Dean of the Graduate School

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

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