Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Sam Houston State University Graduate School community!  With 60 masters level programs, 11 doctoral programs and many certifications being added to each year, SHSU has the program to fit your future.

Whether you join us at our Huntsville campus, Woodlands Center, or through our top ranked SHSU Online program, your success is our passion. We encourage you to utilize every resource our office has to offer to enrich your graduate study experience.  With programming in leadership development, thesis and dissertation writing support, Three Minute Thesis (3MT™), and constant scholarship opportunities, the Graduate School has what you want and need to maximize the impact of your studies.

We are excited about transforming lives and careers! Come see us on the first floor of the Templeton Building, contact us by email at, or call  936-294-2408.

I look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Ken Hendrickson

Dean of The Graduate School

Community Statement

As 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. We believe that the success begins with academics but only ends with the whole person.