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Admissions Requirements Highlights

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Admission to the master's program is a joint decision by the Texas State Graduate College and the Talent Development program.  Here are some highlights of the requirements for admission to this program:

  • You must have a 2.75 or higher GPA on the last 60 credit hours of letter-grade work earned. 
  • You must hold a baccalaureate degree by the time you begin taking graduate courses. 
  • The GRE is not required. 
  • Official copies of your transcripts
  • You may apply at any time. We admit students on a "rolling" basis, with "flexible" rather than "firm" deadlines.  We encourage you to apply for your ideal starting semester.

Where to apply

Application Information from the Graduate College, along with the link to the online application, may be found here:

Additional information about applying for master's programs in Elementary Education-Talent Development may be found here on the Graduate College site:

Additional information about applying for the master's programs in Secondary Education-Talent Development may be found here on the Graduate College site:

Still have questions? If you need any clarifications regarding admissions, feel free to contact Dr. Susan Field Waite, the graduate advisor for Talent Development studies:  You also may contact the Graduate College:

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Using the Slate Online Application

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Texas State uses the Slate application system for the Graduate College admissions process.  Here is the link to the start of that online application process:

First-time applicants begin by registering with the system. 

Choosing a graduate minor

Applicants to a M.Ed. program in talent development will need to select a graduate minor. A list of graduate minors may be found here:

The nine-hour "cognate" minor provides flexibility for talent development students to pursue nine semester hours in multiple areas of interest (three approved courses).  It is possible to take a variety of approved graduate-level courses in departments across the university.  Students work with the graduate advisor to select their courses.

M.A. programs do not include a graduate minor.