Sam Houston State University Graduate Schools

Sam Houston State University (referred to as Sam Houston State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Huntsville, TX. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Sam Houston State University is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,009 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,101 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,912 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. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Sam Houston State University is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,009 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,101 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,912 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 135 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 52 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,009
$8,666 for Texas Residents
Student Population3,101
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs135 graduate programs
(52 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Sam Houston State University is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,009 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $320 for Texas residents and $728 for out-of-state students.
Sam Houston State University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
Sam Houston State University 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, remedial services, 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)52 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Sam Houston State University is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,009 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.94% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$5,391$2,184$12,861$2,184
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
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 $19,204 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,770 (public) / $17,981 (private).
The next 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$16,009
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Texas Graduate Schools$13,300$17,743
Public$8,155$17,770
Private$17,981
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,272 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Sam Houston State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 5.44% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,272. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.44% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,178$3,488$8,748$3,796
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
For academic year 2021-2022, 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 decreased by -0.14% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$300$715
2018-2019$308$765
2019-2020$320$742
2020-2021$320$729
2021-2022$320$728
Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Sam Houston State University.
2021-2022 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 73 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, 1,016 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 Degree5122866
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9456
Post Bachelor's Degree13894
Total73341,016
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 Reading Teacher Education program with 20 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 131 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 18 completers.
Sam Houston State University offers 73 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,016 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 866 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 94 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) 13 completers-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture13-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 17 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences4-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance13-
Education [+] (8 completers) 296 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction131$47,100
Educational Leadership and Administration24$50,500
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision14-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration36-
Educational/Instructional Technology15-
International and Comparative Education7-
Special Education and Teaching33$55,100
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services5-
Health Teacher Education1-
Reading Teacher Education9-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor21-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 1 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 0 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
English Language and Literature [+] 3 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Creative Writing1-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 58 completers$49,200
Library and Information Science58$49,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 19 completers-
Mathematics9-
Statistics10-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 22 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11-
Physical Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chemistry2-
Psychology [+] 58 completers-
Psychology1-
Clinical Psychology13$41,900
Counseling Psychology38-
School Psychology6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (4 completers) 144 completers$56,700
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration40-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies43-
Corrections and Criminal Justice (other)33-
Homeland Security19-
9-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Public Administration15-
Social Sciences [+] (2 completers) 18 completers-
Geography0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography11-
Political Science and Government4-
Sociology3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 14 completers-
Dance5-
Music5$56,000
Conducting4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Dietetics/Dietitian10-
Business [+] (1 completers) 116 completers-
Business Administration and Management74$62,200
Project Management7-
Accounting35$62,600
History [+] 16 completers-
History16$30,300
Total866
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (3 completers) 33 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Educational/Instructional Technology3-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services4-
Reading Teacher Education8-
Education (other)7-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Clinical Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 15 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7-
8-
Total56
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6-
Education [+] (4 completers) 62 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational/Instructional Technology15-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13-
Reading Teacher Education20-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor13-
English Language and Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration8-
Social Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Geography3-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography8-
Political Science and Government2-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total94

Graduate Student Population at Sam Houston State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,101 students enrolled into Sam Houston State University graduate schools where it has total 21,912 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 820 full-time and 2,281 part-time graduate students. By gender, 966 male and 2,135 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
Total3,1019662,135
Full-time820283537
Part-tme2,2816831,598
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,700 White (54.82%), 375 Black/African American (12.09%), 705 Hispanic (22.73%), 119 Asian (3.84%), and 202 students with other races. 89 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,1019662,135
American Indian/Native American743
Asian1194178
Black/African American37595280
Hispanic705184521
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1,7005711,129
Two More752847
Un-Known30921
Non-resident Alien893455
Sam Houston State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,720 graduate students (55.47% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 398 graduate students (12.83% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,101
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,720
Enrolled Some Online Courses398
Not in Online Courses983
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Sam Houston State University. 800 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.80% of total students), 216 students are aged above 50 (6.97%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Sam Houston State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,1019662,135
Age 20-21741460
Age 22-24726208518
Age 25-29747224523
Age 30-34478157321
Age 35-39364131233
Age 40-49496158338
Age 50-6420266136
Over 641486

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