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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 in AB IV, contact us by email at, or call  936-294-2408.

I look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Ken Hendrickson

Dean of The Graduate School

Mission Statement

In the Graduate School, we commit ourselves to excellence in every facet of graduate education at Sam Houston State University. We maintain constant advocacy for the students, faculty, and staff who rely on our services.  Promoting integrity and equity in all graduate programs, we will dedicate our energy to clear communication, to collaborative problem solving, and to building community between all graduate learners and educators at our university.

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