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Admissions Information

Degree* Specialization Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
MEd Educational Leadership with Principal's Certification 36 hours Non-Thesis No minor
MA Instructional Leadership 36 hours Non-Thesis Minor required
Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall Semester August 1 June 1
Spring Semester No Admission No Admission
Summer April 15 March 15
Summer Midterm No Admission No Admission

*This program can be completed at the Round Rock Campus.

Graduate course descriptions for this program may be viewed online in the Graduate Catalog.

The Graduate College will continue to process applications received after the deadline for this program, on a first come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration. If the program is not listed as an option on ApplyTexas for a given semester, students may no longer apply for the program for that semester. Applicants will be required to submit a new application, required support documents and fee for admission consideration for future semesters.

Graduate Advisors

Dr. Rolf Straubhaar
512-245-6055 (office)
324 Academic Services Bldg. South (ASBS)

Administrative Support

Adolph Vega
306 Academic Services Building South

Application and Application Fee

Please apply online through the Graduate Application Management portal and allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.

The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If preferred, applicants may submit a non-refundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable to Texas State. The mailing address is listed below.

Please Note: Students who change their admission status must pay the fee associated with the new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.

An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

Applicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the Texas State transcript. The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

Applicants who are not Texas State University degree recipients or are not currently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each four-year college or university attended. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature on the back of the envelope.

All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.

Applicants who have not yet graduated with a bachelor’s degree should send the transcript with the most recently completed semester’s grades. The Graduate College will only calculate an applicant’s GPA after the last long (Spring or Fall) semester of coursework prior to graduation has been completed. For example: Applicants who apply for a program that will begin Fall 2016 and expect to graduate in May 2016 should send transcripts with the Fall 2015 grades. If transcripts are submitted without this information, applicants will be notified and the application will not be considered complete until the updated transcript has been received.

Graduate Record Exam

The Educational Leadership program does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Additional Application Requirements

  • A copy of the applicant's official teaching certificate documenting initial teaching certification
  • A copy of the applicant's official teaching record documenting at least one year’s teaching experience

Applicants must electronically submit the documents listed above to The Graduate College using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload (GADU) system. 

See tips for using GADU  |  Learn more about submitting documents

For letters of recommendation, applicants will supply name and email address in GADU of three individuals who will be emailed with instructions for how to submit their recommendation.

Please visit our program information page for more information regarding this program.