Authorized by the Texas legislature in 1899, Southwest Texas State Normal School opened its doors in 1903.
Through our nine academic colleges, Texas State offers nearly 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees to serve the needs of future generations of Texans. Today The Graduate College offers 100 graduate master’s and doctoral programs in the following colleges: Applied Arts, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration and Science. Our nationally recognized graduate programs draw applicants from across the country and around the globe. Our faculty members are renowned teachers and active researchers.
The mission of the Office of Research Development (ORD) is to provide opportunities and support to researchers in an effort to increase the number of quality proposals submitted to external sponsors.To support this mission, ORD provides a broad range of services and resources to researchers related to funding and proposal development.
Choosing a career and finding a job is an extremely complex—and often scary—process. Career Services provides individual and group assistance to undergraduates and graduate students to help you navigate your career path. Career counselors can help you:
The University has an International Office whose mission is:
Housing at Texas State is unique because students choose which hall they would like to live in, so students can choose any available space in the halls. We offer a variety of living options to accommodate the diverse needs of our resident population. While styles range from traditional to apartment style, the Department of Housing and Residential life believes a traditional hall is the best for first-year students. These halls create a strong sense of community and students living in traditional halls tend to do better academically and socially.Housing is first-come, first served so make sure to sign a contract as soon as possible.
Albert B. Alkek Library is the most important information resource of the Texas State University community. The Alkek Library Collection Includes:
Operating within the Division of Information Technology, Technology Resources provides secure, robust and cost-effective information technologies to Texas State University. We deliver secure telephone, computing, and Internet access as well as provide customer-focused technical support and training to assure optimal use of information technology.
Texas State international students are required to obtain coverage under the designated international student health insurance policy or present acceptable proof of other comparable and adequate health insurance coverage to the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center is now offering a new Travel Health Service for all Texas State students, faculty and staff.
Located about 20 miles outside of San Marcos in Wimberley, Texas, the University Camp is a 126-acre hideaway on the scenic Blanco River boasting two lodges, six campsites, four day-use sites, and several miles of hiking/biking trails. The University Camp is also home to the Texas State GOAL Challenge Course Program. The 3.5 mile trail system courses throughout the property and provides many scenic and nature study opportunities. Mountain biking is a popular trail activity, and portions of the trail are suitable only for experienced riders. The trail is great for family hikes and nature viewing.Swimming, wading, snorkeling, and fishing are excellent in the clear pools above and below the falls.
The Bobcat Club is the principal fundraising arm of the Texas State Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The Bobcat Club has provided a way for supporters to help talented Texas State student-athletes receive a top-tier education while pursuing their goals both on and off the field of competition. The Department of Campus Recreation will be recognized as a leader in recreation and leisure services.
SACS - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed its accreditation of Texas State UniversityABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and TechnologyACCE - American Council for Construction Education - Accredited February 2013ATMAE - Association of Technology, Management, and Applied EngineeringNSC - National Steering Committee - Concrete Industry Management Program