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Increase Your Value Through Added Credentials

If you've decided to take your career and your education to a higher level by pursuing a master‘s or doctoral degree, or a graduate certificate, SHSU Online offers the resources of a well-established, highly respected institution—AND online convenience.

Apply for Admission

To apply, submit the following materials:

  • Graduate Admissions Application (submitted online through the online application).
  • Application Fee
  • An official transcript from your baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  • Additional documentation as required for your specific program. See our Degree Programs to determine if any additional documentation is required for your program of interest.
  • After your application is received, you may upload your supplemental materials online at the SHSU Self Service Center. It may take up to 48 hours for your application information to become visible on your account.

    See our FAQs for more information on How to Apply >

Application Deadlines

The Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs has application deadlines of August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 15 for Summer.  All applicants should view their program of interest for program specific deadlines.

Check Your Application Status Online

You can check your application status and upload outstanding supplemental materials online. If you haven't already, create an account at the SHSU Self Service Center. It may take up to 48 hours for your application information to become visible on your account. You may also contact the Office of Admissions for assistance with your application.

Be Advised

View your program page to find advisor contact information to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Option

Financial assistance is available to graduate students, in the form of scholarships, assistantships, and loans. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for resources and instructions on how to obtain financial assistance at Sam Houston State University.

Additional Resources

Graduate Application Deadline

Application deadlines vary by degree. See your degree description for current deadlines.

Find your degree

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