Academic Catalog 2023-2024

College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Mission Statement of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Through quality programs and innovative study of the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College is dedicated to engaging students in a journey of self-discovery and intellectual inquiry, thereby empowering them to live fully actuated lives in diverse, urban, and global communities.

The College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences offers graduate programs designed to provide high quality instruction in various disciplines on an advanced level. As one of the largest and most diverse academic units at Texas Southern University, the College offers master’s degrees in five departments:

The goal of the graduate programs is to prepare students to contribute  effective solutions to urban, national and global problems  by engaging them in literary, historical, and social research. The aim of each graduate-level program is to build upon knowledge and skills learned on the undergraduate level, focusing on the areas of research, writing, and practice skills with emphasis on critical thought and analysis. Graduates are well-prepared to continue their educational pursuits in doctoral and professional schools. Our distinguished faculty members are scholars with national recognition and distinction for outstanding instruction, creativity and research. Each department has specific requirements for admission and graduation. Therefore, students who are interested in pursuing the graduate degrees listed above should contact the chairperson of the department in which the desired degree is offered.