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Texas State University

Program in Developmental Education

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Developmental Education is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
12
Accepted
8
Enrolled
63%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate work, statement of purpose, 3 letters of reference from individuals with knowledge of the candidate as a student or professional
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing sections.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate and master's degrees from regionally-accredited institution in area relevant to developmental education with minimum graduate GPA of 3.0; statement of purpose; resume; 3 letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's professional and academic background

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

44
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 34.09%
Black or African American 6.82%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.27%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Adult student transition to postsecondary models, developmental and basic literacy instruction, and the impact of developmental education professional development on instruction; Reading, developmental education, learning strategies, disciplinary literacy; cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, affective, and behavioral factors that underlie effective and efficient learning in postsecondary education.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
108,121

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Sonya Armstrong
Doctoral Program Director
Email: sla113@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-7789

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