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Planning for Graduate School

We only advise for College of Education undergraduate programs at Texas State.

We've provided some information on this page to help you with graduate school planning as admission requirements, deadlines, and calculations of Grade Point Average may vary between institutions.

Research Graduate Programs and Admission Requirements

The association websites below provide detailed information about entering these professions and often provide lists of accredited graduate programs. Once you've identified the programs you are interested in, you can then visit the websites of those schools to review admission requirements and deadlines.

You can also explore Texas State's graduate program options, admission requirements, deadlines, and more through the Graduate College.

Explore On-Campus Resources

  • Reach out to our Career Services Liaison to discuss your purpose for attending graduate school and your graduate school readiness. Our liaison can also assist with reviewing resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, and honing interview skills.
  • Use Pre-Health Advising to plan career goals and the steps you should take to prepare for applying to Pre-Health professional programs.
  • Seek pre-professional advising to learn about designations of pre- Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Veterinary, or Physician's Assistant. You can also learn about common prerequisite coursework for these types of programs. 
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Graduate program admission requirements may vary, so we recommend you contact the schools you are planning to apply to in order to learn more about the specific courses they require.

      Your undergraduate Advisor will assist you with navigating the requirements and sequencing for your undergraduate program, then you can determine how best to incorporate any additional requirement into that plan.

    • This depends, and we recommend speaking directly to the specific graduate program(s) you are interested in applying to for guidance.

      • Ultimately, we will not award your degree until you request that we do so by submitting an application for graduation. That application signals our office to review your records and determine your eligibility for awarding of a degree.
      • You may want to consider speaking with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships about your plans, as well as any individual scholarships or loans you're receiving that may hold you to specific criteria in terms of graduation time frame or degree applicability of enrolled coursework.

      If you decide to apply for graduation and be awarded your degree as soon as you are eligible and return to Texas State the following semester only for the purpose of taking coursework in preparation for graduate school, you'll need to apply for Readmission to the University as a Non-Degree Seeking student through the Graduate College at Texas State.

    • This can depend, so our recommendation is that you ask for input from the specific graduate school/program you plan on applying to.
      Your undergraduate Advisor will assist you with navigating the requirements and sequencing for your undergraduate program, then you can determine how best to incorporate those additional prerequisites into that plan.

    • Specific GPA calculation policies can differ between institutions (i.e., some institutions may exclude repeated coursework while others may include both attempts in a repeated course). With that in mind, you should ask for guidance from the specific school/program you plan to apply to. 

      Our undergraduate Advisors can help you with understanding the basic premise for calculating a GPA (Quality Points divided by GPA Hours equals GPA), but we can only provide you with an official calculation of your Texas State and/or Overall GPA.

      To access a chronological listing of all semesters of coursework included on your Texas State transcript, start at the Texas State Self-Service Log-In, select your Degree Audit from the Student menu, then click on the 'Class History' button just right of center near the top of your Degree Audit screen.