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.
  • After your application is received, you may upload your supplemental materials online at Bearkat Link. It may take up to 48 hours for your application information to become visible on your Bearkat Link account after creation.

    See our FAQs for more information on How to Apply >

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

Application Deadlines

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

Check Your Application Status at Bearkat Link

You can check your application status and upload outstanding supplemental materials status online. If you haven't already, create your Bearkat Link account. It may take up to 48 hours for your application information to become visible on your Bearkat Link account after creation.

You may also contact the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs 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 website for resources and instructions on how to obtain financial assistance at Sam Houston State University.

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