Research and Recognitions

Sam Houston State University is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, placing SHSU in the top seven percent of all U.S. colleges and universities. Sam Houston State University faculty researchers are recognized as world leaders in a variety of diverse fields. New faculty members immediately have an opportunity to make an impact. Students have the opportunity to see firsthand what commitment, hard work, resources, and talent can accomplish. The balance of teaching, research, and service provides a clear role model for students seeking to excel. 

Projects by SHSU principal investigators include making the earth a greener place, a safer place (from criminals), a less annoying place (by getting rid of fire ants!), and a more beautiful place (by sharing Picasso's works with the world.)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) assists faculty and staff with the development and implementation of research, from locating resources to the dissemination of results. ORSP provides pre-award and post-award assistance and supports the work of committees on the use of human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC).

Setting Standards of Excellence

Wall Street Journal has recognized SHSU funded research with the “Innovative Technology” award.

USA Today ranks SHSU in the Top 50 in the US for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness on campus.”