Graduate and Professional Catalog

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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.

The Graduate School

Templeton Building-1st Floor
1003 17th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-2408
The Graduate School

The purpose of the catalog is to provide general information about the academic programs of Sam Houston State University to prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff of the University. Included is information concerning the academic calendar, admission and registration procedures, tuition and fees, degree requirements, services available to students, and the faculty and administrative officers of the University.

Subject to Change Notice

The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in this catalog are subject to change without notice, if necessary, to keep University policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System.

The University reserves the right to change curricula, rules, fees, and other requirements, of whatever kind, affecting students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and Sam Houston State University or its Board of Regents.

Course Prefixes and Abbreviations

List of course abbreviations used throughout this catalog and in many SHSU operations and publications (e.g., transcripts, registration, etc.).


Definitions of terms that are frequently used in the academic environment.

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