Office of Graduate Studies


Student Spotlight - Ayokunle Falomo

Current graduate student Ayokunle Falomo: Ayokunle entered the Specialist in School Psychology Program at Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2013. At the University of Houston, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Fall 2012). Currently, Ayokunle works as a School Psychology Intern with the Humble Independent School District where he provides psychological services to k-12 students and most recently, a 2016 fellow of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program. When not working in his academic field, Ayokunle writes and performs poetry. A presenter at TEDxHouston in 2013 and a host in 2015, Ayokunle is the author of a poetry collection - "thread, this wordweaver must!", and coming soon his second collection - "kin.dread" Explore more at Regarding the training he has received at Sam Houston State University, Ayokunle laments that what he'll miss most after his May graduation is the support of the faculty members in his department, primarily Dr. Crosby and Dr. Noland, and adds: "I don't think I would've gotten to this point without their support. They have been very accessible, even since my very first semester. I really would like to say a big thank you to them."

The Office of Graduate Studies oversees graduate study and graduate student life at SHSU. We help graduate students leave their mark by providing academic and professional support for currently enrolled graduate students, from orientation to student engagement programming. Please explore the services and resources we have to offer.

Mission Statement

The Office of Graduate Studies at Sam Houston State University is an academic support unit that promotes quality graduate education and provides resources to maximize graduate student success.  Graduate Studies provides leadership and services to create high-quality learning environments for graduate students by:

  • Facilitating the development of new programs and strengthening existing programs
  • Retaining and graduating high-quality students, especially those in underserved populations
  • Providing resources to retain a high-quality, diverse graduate faculty
  • Fostering campus-wide collaboration and strengthening the role of graduate education at SHSU
  • Supporting graduate program quality by assisting graduate programs with accreditation, external review, and other quality enhancement practices
  • Encouraging and supporting scholarship and intellectual creativity among graduate faculty and students
  • Implementing efficient and effective best practices
  • Highlighting and promoting graduate student research and success
  • Establishing and implementing effective academic policy


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