While the Graduate College does not require a GRE score, the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program does require an official GRE score. A score of 150 Verbal, 145 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytic Writing (or 900 Verbal and Quantitative combined from the old examination) is preferred. The GRE may be waived if the student has a master's degree from an accredited university.
All materials must be received by the Graduate College by January 15th for full consideration.
Applications may be accepted after this date for special circumstances only.
The program only admits students for the fall semester because the program is cohort based.
Absolutely! International students contribute to the diversity and cultural fabric of the student affairs program and to the Texas State community.
The master's program is cohort-based, which means that students take a majority of their courses with one another as full-time students. Students wishing to pursue the program part-time while holding a professional student affairs position will be considered.
There are many assistantship opportunities in various offices on campus. All applicants are encouraged to interview during the specified interview days. While there may be some applicants who do receive an assistantship initially, the program faculty and staff will actively help you in assistantship placement For more information check the Graduate Research Assistantships page.
Assistantships are not required, but there are many available positions. Students are strongly encouraged and helped to find a position.The Student Affairs in Higher Education Program is based on application of theory and students maximize their learning by integrating classroom activities with actual practice.
Yes, you are encouraged to come to campus and meet with current students and faculty. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you to set up a visit. Visits may include:
- Meet with current students and faculty
- Tour assistantship sites
- Attend a class
- Go on a campus tour
There will also be an opportunity to visit and meet with students and faculty during interview days in the spring.
Courses are available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the spring and fall semesters. Summer courses are offered at various times. Classes you take for your electives could be offered during the day including Saturday options. Elective courses are courses outside the SAHE program and are offered at both the San Marcos campus and Round Rock Higher Education Center.
Cohorts are typically made up of 16 to 18 students. The Student Affairs in Higher Education program seeks to admit a diverse cohort reflecting various backgrounds and experiences.