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Program Admissions

M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Application Deadline:

January 15, 2015 for Fall 2015 Admission
Application Process
Submit the following directly to the Graduate College:
  • Completed Graduate College Application for Admission
  • Application fee of $40 

Request that the following be submitted directly to the Graduate College:

  • Official transcripts of all college and university course work. Note: If you are currently a student (i.e., enrolled in courses) we will need transcripts that reflect your most recent semester (i.e. Fall) coursework.  If you apply for the program prior the end of the Fall semester, submit a transcript at that time, and, in addition, please submit the most updated copy of your transcript as soon as Fall grades are posted.
  • Official report of scores obtained within the last five years on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), School Code 006667, Department Code 3503- Higher Education Administration

We recommend you have all materials submitted to the Graduate College at least 3 weeks prior to the program application deadline. Incomplete packets will not be accepted or considered.

Step Two: Application to the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program
The following materials will also be submitted to the Graduate College.
Step Three: Recommendations
  • Three Recommendations: Three recommenders—at least two of whom know you professionally—will complete the program Recommendation Form for you, which includes a recommendation letter. 
Your recommenders should complete the required recommendation form and letter; seal the documents in an envelope and sign on the seal; and mail the envelope directly to the Graduate College.

Note that the recommenders will mail the envelope directly to the Graduate College rather than submit it to you first.  Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted.

Incomplete Program application packets will not be reviewed or considered for admission and will be destroyed after one calendar year.
Program materials noted in Steps Two and Three must be submitted to the Graduate College.

Admission Policy

Each year, the admissions committee recommends approximately 20 new students for admission to the Student Affairs in Higher Education program for the fall semester. The program is a cohort-based program in which students pursue full-time. Students will enroll in all core classes together as a group until they graduate from Texas State.
Applicants will be reviewed holistically, and the following material and criteria will be considered in the decision process:
Once all admissions materials are received, the admissions committee will review all applications in full.  After the initial review of applications, qualified applicants will be invited to campus during the spring semester for in-person interviews for the program and for open graduate research assistantship positions. The SAHE Program Interviews are scheduled for March 3-4, 2014.

Transcript Requirements

If you are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State, please request transcripts from any colleges NOT listed on your Texas State transcript. The Graduate College will provide your Texas State transcript to the admissions committee for you.
 If you are not a Texas State University degree recipient or are not currently enrolled at Texas State University-San Marcos, one official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended is required. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature or stamp on the back of the envelope.