Admissions Program Administration
Applications for admission to all graduate degree programs of the University are processed through the Graduate School. The Graduate Admissions Committee within the department reviews all applications, and the decisions of the Committee are referred to the Dean of the Graduate School.
Persons interested in applying for admission to the Graduate School can apply online at: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=tsu
Application materials not submitted online need to be forwarded to:
The Graduate School, Texas Southern University, TSU Box #1254, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
Please visit the following link to access Graduate Admission FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):
Procedures and Regulations
All applicants must provide official transcripts to the Graduate School of Texas Southern University. These transcripts must be received directly from each institution in which the applicant has previously enrolled before action can be taken on the application.
International applicants with educational credentials from outside the US are required to provide a detailed course-by-course transcript evaluation from a TSU approved transcript evaluation service provider. International students are also required to submit one of the following for English Language proficiency requirement:
- TOEFL with minimum score of 79
- IELTS with a minimum band score of 6
- DUOLINGO with a minimum overall score of 105
Alternately, an equivalent score from an approved English as a Second Language (ESL) program can be submitted for consideration.
Types of Admission
An applicant who is unconditionally admitted to the Graduate School is immediately eligible to pursue a program of study leading to the master’s degree, the doctorate, or the professional certificate. Each applicant should choose a field of specialization and work out a degree plan in consultation with his/her adviser.
Applicants may also be admitted on a conditional basis; these conditions will be outlined in the applicant’s respective admissions letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Graduate School when he or she has fulfilled the conditions stated in the admissions letter.
Graduate School Policy regarding GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Requirements
The GRE requirement is determined for each graduate degree program by the academic Department and/or College/School housing the program. The Graduate School will enforce any prevailing policy vis-à-vis GRE requirement for admission to the program.
For all Doctoral Programs (Ph.D. and EDD) applicants MUST submit a valid and acceptable GRE score. Applications for Doctoral Programs will NOT be processed without an official GRE score on file with the Graduate School at Texas Southern University. Doctoral program applicants are NOT eligible for conditional admission appertaining to later submission of a valid and acceptable GRE score.
For Masters Programs the Program, Department and/or the College/School will specify the GRE requirement, or in the case of the School of Business, the GMAT requirement. If a Masters Program requires the GRE, applicants must submit a valid and acceptable GRE score. Applications for Masters Programs requiring the GRE will not be processed without an official GRE score on file with the Graduate School at Texas Southern University. The same applies to any Business Graduate programs requiring the GMAT. Masters program applicants for programs requiring the GRE are not eligible for conditional admission appertaining to later submission of a valid and acceptable GRE score. The same applies to any Business Graduate programs requiring the GMAT.
Seniors in Graduate Courses
A senior at Texas Southern University who demonstrates superior scholastic ability and needs fewer than 12 semester hours to complete the bachelor’s degree may be permitted to take graduate courses. The head of the major department, the Dean of the undergraduate college, and the Dean of the Graduate School must approve requests from seniors for permission to take graduate courses. Permission to take graduate courses during the senior year does not constitute admission to the Graduate School. Moreover, such credits may not be applied toward fulfillment of the residence requirement for the master’s degree. No more than six (6) semester hours of graduate course work may be taken by seniors.
A student who discontinues matriculation in the Graduate School for one academic year must apply for readmission. The evaluation of applications for readmission will be based on University and specific program admission requirements in existence at the time of the re-admission application.