Graduation & Commencement

Are you ready to graduate? In order to graduate with a graduate degree from Texas State University, you must fulfill all of your program-specific degree requirements, successfully complete your comprehensive examination, and apply for graduation.

A Quick Reminder

Graduation is separate from the optional commencement ceremony, the time-honored tradition of donning the cap and gown. Review the items below to learn more about what it takes to graduate!

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Degree Requirements

From completing the appropriate number of credit hours, to fulfilling a thesis or dissertation requirement, find out what your program requires to graduate.
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Apply for Graduation

After meeting program degree requirements, you are ready to take the final step and become part of our successful community of alumni.

Commencement Ceremony

Prepare for one of academia's most time-honored traditions: commencement!

Master's & Doctoral Hood Colors

Confirm your hood color for commencement.