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Degree Requirements

Prospective students; see Course Requirements

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  • All students are required to take a three-part written comprehensive exam.
    Students must have earned at least 18 hours of graduate coursework to attempt the comprehensive exams.  Details may be found in the Course Requirements of your major program.

  • All graduate students are required to submit the appropriate forms for your program.  You may find your relevant forms on The Graduate College website.

  • In order to graduate and/or participate in commencement activities, students must apply for graduation during the semester after which they plan to graduate. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure completion of all degree requirements as listed on the degree audit and required by the department. It is also the student's responsibility to apply for graduation by the published deadline posted on the University Academic Calendar. That date, as well as other deadline dates and instructions outlining how to apply for graduation, are posted on The Graduate College website each term and communicated via the GradBulletin and social media. Late applications will not be accepted. For further information, contact 512-245-2581 or visit The Graduate College website.

  • A program leading to a master’s degree must be completed within six years from the date of a student’s initial enrollment in graduate courses used toward the degree. No credit will be applied toward the master’s degree for work completed more than six years before the date on which a student’s degree is to be conferred. This time limit applies to credit earned at Texas State as well as credit transferred to Texas State from other accredited institutions. Requests for time extension must be submitted to a student’s graduate advisor, who in turn submits a recommendation to the dean of The Graduate College for final approval.