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Graduation Procedures, Time Limits, and Degree Planning

Graduation Procedures

You may now apply online for graduation through the new Self-Service Banner system. Please continue to view the Graduate College website for graduation instructions and important deadlines.
GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 HOURS THE SEMESTER IN WHICH DEGREE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED (http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/students/graduation.html)

Time Limits for Degree Completion

Completion of a master’s degree is required within six years of the date of your initial enrollment.

Degree Planning

A degree audit identifies the courses that are required to obtain a degree at Texas State. The degree audit will guide the student in selecting courses for registration each semester. The student may access a degree audit from Self Service Banner at http://ssb.txstate.edu.  New students to Texas State should be able to view an audit after being admitted to a program.  Current students will be able to view the new audit at the beginning of the first semester of the change in program. The student should meet with his or her graduate advisor during the first semester of admission to discuss options and review the degree program.  The graduate advisor must submit petitions for changes to a student’s degree audit.

Because graduate degree programs are individualized according to degree type and student goals, a student's particular degree program may exceed the number of hours identified for the major in the Graduate College Catalog.  Students receiving Veterans Administration educational assistance must provide the Texas State Office of Veteran Affairs with a copy of the graduate degree audit.