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Admissions Information

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option
M.A. Adult ESL 36 N/A
    39 Thesis
M.A. Workplace, Community, and Continuing Education 36 N/A
    39 Thesis
Texas State Certificate Adult English as a Second/Foreign Language 18 N/A
Minor Adult Education 12 N/A

Graduate College Deadlines*

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission


*Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Graduate Advisor

Administrator Support

Department of CLAS

Dr. Clarena Larrotta Kassi Redwine

Visit Program Website View Brochure  
512.245.2531 512.245.2531 Print Brochure    
ASBS, Room 324 ASBS, Room 306      

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts required from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus and completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)

Review the instructions for submitting your official transcripts.

For the Spring 2018 term and beyond:

  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted

Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 

GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required


  • current resume/CV
  • writing sample as specified:
    • Discuss a major issue currently confronting adult education. You are strongly encouraged to draw on your own experiences in education in writing this essay. Please detail your own position on the subject and limit your response to 1000 words.
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional work, including at least one supervisor

Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall and minimum individual module scores of 19
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


To schedule an appointment for an interview, please email Dr. Clarena Larrotta AFTER completing the application process.