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Through its seven academic colleges, Texas State University offers nearly 200 different degree options across levels and disciplines.
A legacy of academic excellence since 1899
More than 36,000 students from around the world
Top-quality UG and PG programs across disciplines
Dedicated support for international students
About Texas State University
Accommodations and Campus Life
Intensive English Program
Texas State University
Texas State University
Texas State University traces its origins to the Southwest Texas State Normal School, which was established in 1899. Over the years, the institution underwent many changes and grew in size and stature. The current name was adopted in 2003, and the university is now home to seven academic colleges, which offer 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs.Texas State University is located in San Marcos, which is part of the greater metropolitan area of Austin, the capital city of Texas. Texas State University is the fourth largest public university in the state of Texas.
Here are some reasons why studying at Texas State University is a good idea:
Classified as an Emerging Research University
Career-centric course curriculum
Programs taught by leading academic experts and scholars
McCoy College of Businessis accreditedby Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Leading university to study aquatic ecosystems and species
One of the top undergraduate programs in musical theatre and acting in the U.S.
Sixth-highest retention and graduation rate of public universities in Texas
Texas State offers a Ph.D. in materials science, engineering and commercialization in the College of Science and Engineering and a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in developmental education in the College of Education. These are the only programs of their kind in the U.S.
First university in the U.S. to offer a master’s of applied geography degree
Highly decorated sports and athletics teams in NCAA Division I
601 University Drive,SAN MARCOS,Texas,United States,78666
Texas State University comprises 10 colleges, which offer a variety of accredited programs.
With more than 4,000 students studying at the graduate level every year, The Graduate College coordinates the various graduate programs housed in the academic colleges of Texas State University.
McCoy College of Business Administration is home to theCenter for Entrepreneurial Action, Institute for Global Business and the Center for Professional Sales. Degrees offered by the college include a B.B.A., M.B.A. and amaster of science in accounting and information technology (MSAIT). All programs offered by the college are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The College of Education comprises three departments: Curriculum and Instruction (CI);Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS); and Health and Human Performance (HHP). Programs are offered for those aspiring to pursue careers in education, health, exercise science, sports management, and recreation and leisure services.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication comprises three schools and two departments, which offer a variety of top-ranked programs in Journalism and Mass Communication,Communication Studies, Music, Art and Design, Theatre and Dance. The college offers degrees including a B.F.A., M.F.A. and M.A. and has a nationally recognized musical theatre program.
The College of Applied Arts is one of the finest colleges of its kind in the region. The School of Family and Consumer Sciences is the second largest in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S. The college has a School of Social Work and one of the premier Schools of Criminal Justice in the U.S.
The College of Health Professions prepares students for careers in the healthcare field. Through its professional, technical, clinical and academic programs, the college serves as an advocate for change and improvement in the field of healthcare services.
The Honors College unites undergraduate students from all majors who embrace curiosity, creativity and a lifelong love of learning. Students who join the Honors College take small, seminar-style classes in which they discuss ideas and raise questions stimulated by readings, field trips and presentations.
The College of Liberal Arts includes nine academic departments, eight departmental centers and four freestanding centers. The college teaches valuable skills including problem solving, communication, cross-cultural understanding and global awareness. A number of the college's programs are ranked among the best in the nation, including the geography program.
The College of Science and Engineering consists of six departments. The college prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and technology. The bachelor’s in electrical engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Ph.D. in materials science, engineering and commercialization is on the cutting edge.
The University College provides administrative structure for coordination and oversight of the University’s General Education curriculum. The college advises and mentors undergraduate students through the PACE Center and the University College Advising Center, as well ascoordinates the Common Experience, a yearlong initiative that cultivates a conversation on a theme, enhancing student participation and fostering a sense of community throughout the campus and beyond.
Research is an integral part of the academic fiber of Texas State University. Be it examining the ocean floor, studying celestial bodies in the heavens above, finding smart energy solutions for Texas or looking for a way to cure colon cancer, both graduate and undergraduate students can engage in exciting research projects.
Texas State professor Kim Rossmo, a former detective inspector, researches how faulty investigative thinking can result in an unsolved crime or a wrongful conviction. In his book Criminal Investigative Failures, Rossmo details his findings, which have helped police agencies around the world increase their awareness of potential pitfalls, resulting in improved investigative techniques.
When Jacobs secured its $1.9 billion dollar primary contract with NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), it turned to Texas State’s Ingram School of Engineering. As an Emerging Research University with diverse technological capabilities, the university was Jacobs' top choice to join forces with ongoing, design-specific development activities. In May 2014, the university signed a multimillion dollar agreement to collaborate with Jacobs on advanced engineering and science work for NASA's JSC. Currently, senior engineering students are fully immersed in expanding smart watch capabilities for astronauts as well as designing software for a multi-touch display for use in space habitats, such as the International Space Station and manned missions to Mars.
The heart of one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites by humans in North America, the San Marcos Springs have sustained life for millennia. Researchers from The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment are studying the San Marcos Springs and documenting the rich biodiversity of the region.
Cormac McCarthy is acclaimed as an American literary genius. He shot into prominence globally with the huge success of films based on his novels – No Country for Old Men and The Road. McCarthy’s meticulous creative process is brought to light by the Wittliff Collections in the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University, the premier research repository of Southwestern writers. More than 1,157 researchers from 13 countries have visited the University to access McCarthy’s works.
Texas State University has a simple and transparent admissions process that begins with the Apply Texas application and submission of all official academic transcripts (and an English translation if the transcript is issued in a language other than English). Applicants are also required to pay a $90 non-refundable application fee. All undergraduate international applicants are required to carefully follow the steps for undergraduate admissions and observe all deadlines.
Later, upon receiving the admission letter, students will need to provide a copy of his/her passport and a bank statement with the requisite funds to show ability to pay the cost of attendance.
Applicants for graduate admissions should have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a good academic score. Graduate applicants might also need to provide additional departmental documents, which vary by graduate program. Official test scores, such as the GRE, GMAT and English proficiency exams, may be required as well. Applicants are required to submit all official academic transcripts (and an English translation if the transcript is issued in the native language), a copy of his/her passport and a bank statement with the requisite funds to show ability to pay the cost of attendance.
Texas State University offersaccommodations to studentsthat are safe, secure and convenient in its residence halls and in off-campus apartments through the Achieving Community Together (ACT) program. The amenities provided in the residence halls include:
Wired Internet connectivity for each student in his/her room
Wireless Internet access in study rooms and other public areas
Basic cable television in student rooms and lounges
Laundry facilities (Cost is built into room rate.)
Recreation areas and equipment (pool tables, pingpong tables, sand volleyball courts, outdoor grills, etc.)
Card key access to building main entrances
A Texas State living-learning community (LLC) is a group of students living together based on a common interest, while taking one or more classes together and participating in out-of-class experiences led by successful upper-class students. Residents have access to many special resources, programs and activities, such as seminars, site visits and reserved space in academic courses.
The Common Experience is an integral part of life on campus at Texas State University. A yearlong sequence of events and cultural activities, the Common Experience introduces all students to life at the university.Common Experience events include films, exhibits, debates, concerts and artistic performances.
With national championships in multiple sports, the Texas State Bobcats have a strong legacy of excellence in athletics. Sixteen men’s and women’s teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in sporting events across the country.
There are nearly 400 student clubs and organizations, which allow like-minded students to connect and participate in various cultural events. The LBJ Student Center is at the heart of many interesting activities that take place oncampus,from talks by renowned speakers tospecial events.
The PACE Center offers personalized academic and career exploration opportunities to undergraduate students. The PACE Mentoring and Academic Coaching (MAC) Program connects first-year students withfaculty, staff, peer mentors and graduate students. The goal is to help new students excel in academics.
All international students are required to have health insurance. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Health Insurance plan is endorsed by the university.The Texas State Student Health Center provides primary, women’s and psychiatric healthcare services to university students.The Student Health Center is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
Texas State University offers a fascinating student experience that students cherish throughout their lives.
Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program
The Texas State Intensive English Program (TSIE) offers international students the opportunity to improve their English language skills in preparation for attending Texas State University. TSIE is open to students who have completed secondary education and are eligible to attend Texas State University. TSIE offers intensive instruction in grammar, listening comprehension, writing, conversation, pronunciation, reading and American culture. Students have access to technology and other language support materials. Elective opportunities exist for more practice with language skills.
small classes, usually 10 students
conversation partners with native English-speaking students
optional test preparation class
institutional TOEFL administered each semester
personalized academic advising
Summer 2017- English in Texas
Students can now take advantage of the summer months to meet English language proficiency requirements while enjoying the Texas summer months on the campus of Texas State University.
Qualified students can participate in high quality courses in reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills from Monday through Thursday, then explore Texas on their own time on the weekends.
Fall/Spring: 16 weeks
Summer: 10 weeks
Here’s what some students have to say:
"The one word that will describe Texas State is ‘community’. Here at Texas State all community members, be they faculty, staff or students, care about each other and offer support through friendship, mentorship and academic assistance. The Ph.D. program in adult, professional and community education, which I was enrolled in, opened my mind to new perspectives, engaged me intensely in scholarly work on local and global issues, and encouraged me to focus on self-reflection. At Texas State I developed a strong international network, a sense of belonging, and respect for diversity of people and ideas. The campus community at Texas State is very receptive and supportive of the international student population. As an international student from Ukraine, I always felt welcomed and embraced. I am truly blessed with the opportunity I have been given to grow personally and professionally alongside such an exceptional group of people at Texas State University." Former Student: Oleksandra Sehin, Ph.D., College of Education, From: Ukraine
“The campus is safe, and the people here are very friendly. Students and residents often say ‘hi’ to me when I walk along the sidewalk even though we have never met before. I like to go to the highest floor of Alkek Library to study and enjoy the spectacular scenery. While studying at Texas State University, I found that the teaching style of the professors and the management of the school form a type of harmonious system. By following this system, you will discover that you are developing gradually after a period of time and that you are approaching your goal. After studying for a year here, as an international student, I found that wherever you are, wherever you are from, you will be respected, find some good friends and receive help from excellent people.” Current Student: Shijun Chen, School of Music, From: China
"Texas State University is much better than I thought it would ever be! I love the people and the atmosphere in most of my classes. I love the spirit. I strongly believe that getting a master’s degree in computer science will open up a lot of opportunities for me here in the U.S. as well as in my home country, Morocco, especially after being able to get some experience in the industry here in the United States. So many mixed emotions; I am happy and excited but also sad as I am getting into my last semester at Texas State. I have spent a memorable and quality time here, and I learned a lot from each and every person I had the chance to meet, work and study with.”Current Student: Sihame Riany, College of Science and Engineering, From: Morocco
“Studying at Texas State University and experiencing a different culture, a different lifestyle and a different language has changed many of my perceptions. I am so much more aware of the world now, and when I get back to India I can't wait to pass on all of my new knowledge. Living away from home, on the other side of the world, has impacted me in ways that will stick with me for the rest of my life. My Texas State experience has given me the opportunity to decide exactly who and what I want to be and realize that I need to be in a career that allows me to work anywhere in the world.”Current Student: Dedeepya Yarlagadda, College of Science and Engineering, From: India
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Its a good university.. A nice place to do partying! and when it comes to serious stuff , the standards set by computer science department are high. If u r interested in some research and there is no better place than th
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Its a good university.. A nice place to do partying! and when it comes to serious stuff , the standards set by computer science department are high. If u r interested in some research and there is no better place than this. you might not have heard much about its research activities but trust me its good. My advice is if you want to learn something then this is the place to be
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Education in the US is the best in the world. The MS program which is offered at US Universities has a practical and flexible approach. The amount of research that is going on there is plentiful. The number of good insti
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Education in the US is the best in the world. The MS program which is offered at US Universities has a practical and flexible approach. The amount of research that is going on there is plentiful. The number of good institutions is very less. Some examples are IIT, BITS Pilani, REC. To get into these one has to face a lot of hardships and very tuff competition from various external sources like reservations etc. This is not the case in the US.
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