Admission Policy

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Admission to the HDFS graduate program requires the following:

The GRE exam is not required for admission for Fall 2021 due to the pandemic

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • An official Texas State Graduate College application
  • A GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Not required for admission for Fall 2021 - Official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections.
  • An official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation must be uploaded with the Graduate Admissions Upload tool.
  • A 500-word statement of purpose
  • A resume