Prospective Graduate Students

Apply for Admission

To apply, submit the following materials:

  • Graduate Admissions Application (submitted online through ApplyTexas)
  • Application Fee
  • An official transcript from your baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  • Additional documentation as required for your specific program. See our Degree Programs to determine if any additional documentation is required for your program of interest.

NOTE: The admission process differs for International and non-degree seeking students.

Application Deadlines

The Office of Graduate Admissions has recommended application deadlines of August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, May 15 for Summer I, and June 15 for Summer II.

Please note that some programs have earlier application deadlines, and some programs have later deadlines. Applicants should view their program of interest for program specific deadlines.

Submit Application Materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Sam Houston State University
Box 2478
Huntsville, TX 77341-2478
Fax: 936.294.1271 
E-mail: graduate@shsu.edu

Check your Application Status

Check your status online through the SamWeb Application Status. Enter your SamID and PIN and click Login. If you do not know your SamID or PIN, click Forgot PIN?. Enter your off-site e-mail address as listed on your graduate application. You will receive an e-mail at the address you listed with your SamID and instructions on how to set your PIN. If you do not have an off-site email address registered or require further assistance, contact the IT@Sam Service Desk at 936-294-1950.

Current SHSU students may also check their status online through My Sam. Log in using your SHSU Username and Password. Click on the Campus Resources tab, Banner Self Service folder, Student folder, and then Admissions.

You may also contact the Office of Graduate Admissions or your graduate advisor.

Be Advised

View your program page to find advisor contact information to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Options

Financial assistance is available to graduate students, in the form of scholarships, assistantships, and loans. Visit the Financial Aid Office for resources and instructions on how to obtain financial assistance at Sam Houston State University.

Additional Resources


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