Be A Bearkat - Graduate Students

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Continue your journey to a graduate degree as a Bearkat!

At The Graduate School at Sam Houston State University, we believe that building a community of support is important to our graduate students. Our community goes beyond academics to include the development of professional skills and mental and emotional strength. We encourage the discovery of leadership abilities, building relationships with mentors, creating opportunities for future development and much more.

With more than 60+ master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 30+ online graduate programs, 35+ graduate certificates and 1 professional degree spread across 8 colleges, there is something for everyone at Sam Houston State University.

How to get into graduate school...

Graduate Requirements

  • Review graduate programs
    Locate your program of study at for application requirements and deadlines.*
  • Complete the Admissions application at
    Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee ($90 for international applicants).
  • Submit your transcript(s)
    Submit your official transcript(s) or upload your unofficial transcript(s) for purposes of your application review. If you are in the process of completing your degree, submit a current transcript and a final one after you graduate. A transcript showing your degree and date awarded is required prior to enrollment.
  • Upload your materials
    Upload additional application materials as required by your program in the SHSU Self-Service Center. See your program of study for specific submission deadlines.

*International applicants are required to submit additional materials. Learn more at

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Who can you contact with questions?

For assistance, support, and guidance with admissions, financial aid, degree discovery, and more, contact The Graduate School at 936.294.3247 or


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SHSU At A Glance
  • Region
    • US - South
    • Online
  • Type of School
    • 4-Year Public
  • Graduate Population
    • Small (>3,000 students)
  • Campus Setting
    • Rural
    • Suburban
  • Application Types
    • Regular Decision
    • Rolling Admissions
  • Application Style
    • Program Specific Application
    • State-wide College Application
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Accepted, Now What?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Sam Houston State University! Your transition to SHSU should be easy and The Graduate School office is here to help as you continue your Bearkat journey.