About Us

Texas State University is a public, student-centered Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

Dean's Welcome

headshot of Dean Andrea Golato

Thank you for visiting the online home of The Graduate College at Texas State University! Our web pages have been created to answer questions from prospective students, to provide guidance to current students and to inform faculty and staff.

Texas State offers over 100 graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Our outstanding graduate faculty has the well-deserved reputation of helping students achieve their educational goals while meeting the rigors of graduate study. I invite you to visit our beautiful campus to explore our excellent facilities and to meet the graduate faculty. I think you will agree Texas State offers exceptional opportunities in graduate education.

Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean


Our Mission

The mission of The Graduate College is to provide vision, leadership and direction for excellence in graduate education at Texas State University with the aim of providing the appropriate infrastructure and learning environment for the training of innovative and successful scholars, teachers and professionals.

The Graduate College does so by:

  • Articulating, promoting and supporting the highest standards of quality in graduate education in keeping with the University’s overall mission of teaching, research and public service
  • Constructing and maintaining an environment conducive to successful graduate education in concert with all graduate programs
  • Supporting programs’ efforts to foster a diverse student population who participate in a global society
  • Promoting and supporting rigor in graduate education
  • Providing key process and procedure guidance and support to graduate programs from admission to graduation
  • Aiding in student recruitment, application processing, policy monitoring and degree auditing
  • Leading initiatives designed to provide best practices in graduate education leading to timely degree completion
  • Providing graduate student support for creative and scholarly activities
  • Offering professional development opportunities for graduate students at key stages in their graduate career
  • Engaging in research on graduate education

Learn more about our graduate programs