Sam Houston State University Graduate School

Sam Houston State University (referred to as Sam Houston State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Huntsville, TX.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Sam Houston State is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,010 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,245 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,480 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Sam Houston State University (referred to as Sam Houston State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Huntsville, TX.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1925 - Current).
Sam Houston State Directory Information
School NameSam Houston State University (Sam Houston State)
Address1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone936-294-1111
Webhttps://www.shsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.shsu.edu/admissions/apply-texas.html
Financial Infohttps://www.shsu.edu/~fao_www
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Sam Houston State is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,010 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,245 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,480 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 152 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 43 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,010
$8,666 for Texas Residents
Student Population3,245
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs152 graduate programs
(43 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Sam Houston State is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,010 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $320 for Texas residents and $728 for out-of-state students.
Sam Houston State offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Texas Residents$8,666
Out-of-State$16,010
Tuition per Credit Hour
Texas Residents$320
Out-of-State$728
Sam Houston State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)43 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Sam Houston State University is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,010 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.01% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$5,540$2,251$13,010$2,251
2019-2020$5,765$2,251$13,361$2,251
2020-2021$5,765$2,577$13,127$2,577
2021-2022$5,765$2,901$13,108$2,901
2022-2023$5,765$2,901$13,109$2,901
The graduate school tuition & fees of Sam Houston State is average compared to public graduate schools in Texas. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,810 (public) / $18,159 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Sam Houston State University$8,666$16,010
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Texas Graduate Schools$13,401$17,909
Public$8,153$17,810
Private$18,159
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $14,774 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Sam Houston State.
On-campus living costs are increased by 3.52% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,774. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.52% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$9,386$3,796$9,386$3,866
2019-2020$9,552$3,866$9,552$3,866
2020-2021$9,670$3,866$9,670$3,866
2021-2022$10,406$3,866$10,406$3,866
2022-2023$10,908$3,866$10,908$3,866
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $320 for Texas residents and $728 for other students at Sam Houston State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$308$765
2019-2020$320$742
2020-2021$320$729
2021-2022$320$728
2022-2023$320$728
The following table shows the tuition & fees for medical school at Sam Houston State.
2022-2023 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Sam Houston State University
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Osteopathic Medicine$55,000-$55,000-

Graduate Programs at Sam Houston State

Sam Houston State University offers 77 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,041 students have completed their study at Sam Houston State University.
Offered Degrees at Sam Houston State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5423931
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship10262
Doctor's degree - other100
Post Bachelor's Degree12948
Total77341,041
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Sam Houston State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management program with 11 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 99 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Criminal Justice/Safety Studies program with 13 completers.
Sam Houston State University offers 77 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,041 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 931 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 48 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture6-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 9 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 21 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences5-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance16-
Education [+] (5 completers) 259 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction84$47,100
Educational Leadership and Administration38$50,500
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration35-
Educational/Instructional Technology13-
International and Comparative Education3-
Special Education and Teaching31$55,100
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Reading Teacher Education12-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor25-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 4 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Work and Family Studies [+] --
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences--
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Creative Writing4-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing9-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 50 completers$49,200
Library and Information Science50$49,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 10 completers-
Mathematics4-
Statistics6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 27 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management16-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11-
Physical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Chemistry5-
Psychology [+] 69 completers-
Psychology1-
Clinical Psychology12$41,900
Counseling Psychology47-
School Psychology9-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (3 completers) 162 completers$56,700
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration40-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies47-
Corrections and Criminal Justice (other)37-
Homeland Security27-
Forensic Science and Technology11-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Public Administration26-
Social Sciences [+] (4 completers) 28 completers-
Applied Economics--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography9-
Political Science and Government12-
Sociology7-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Dance6-
Fine/Studio Arts--
Music11$56,000
Music Pedagogy9-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Athletic Training/Trainer--
Public Health13-
Dietetics/Dietitian8-
Business [+] (2 completers) 135 completers-
Business Administration and Management99$62,200
Project Management12-
Accounting24$62,600
History [+] 25 completers-
History25$30,300
Total931
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] --
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] (2 completers) 40 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration11-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration9-
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Education (other)7-
Psychology [+] 4 completers-
Clinical Psychology4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 18 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies13-
Forensic Science and Technology5-
Total62
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy--
Total-
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] --
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--
Reading Teacher Education1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration8-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology6-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total48

Graduate Student Population at Sam Houston State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 3,245 students enrolled into Sam Houston State University graduate schools where it has total 21,480 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 955 full-time and 2,290 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,004 male and 2,241 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,2451,0042,241
Full-time955320635
Part-tme2,2906841,606
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,565 White (48.23%), 391 Black/African American (12.05%), 845 Hispanic (26.04%), 193 Asian (5.95%), and 251 students with other races. 128 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,2451,0042,241
American Indian/Native American817
Asian19375118
Black/African American39199292
Hispanic845227618
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,5655071,058
Two More852758
Un-Known281612
Non-resident Alien1285276
Sam Houston State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,618 graduate students (49.86% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 458 graduate students (14.11% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,245
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,618
Enrolled Some Online Courses458
Not in Online Courses1,169
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Sam Houston State University. 909 students are aged 20 to 24 (28.01% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 238 students are aged above 50 (7.33%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Sam Houston State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,2451,0042,241
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2160951
Age 22-24849256593
Age 25-29809277532
Age 30-34438136302
Age 35-39340116224
Age 40-49510134376
Age 50-6423171160
Over 64752

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