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Texas State University

Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Occupational Education

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Occupational Education is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS)
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
20
Accepted
17
Enrolled
95%

Applying

55
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 February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited university; minimum GPA of 2.75 for last 60 hours of undergraduate work or GRE General Test; statement of personal goals

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

64
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.63%
Black or African American 21.88%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.56%
Asian 1.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 3
Male (5)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Reaching under served rural agricultural Latinos and veterans; College Credit for Heroes; broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Adult development and transition in the work place, Competency based education, Prior Learning assessment and survey research, Veterans and PTSD.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
236,710

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Jo Garcia Biggs
Chair of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies Department
Email: mb56@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-1680

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