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 3,324 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,612 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 3,324 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 21,612 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 155 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 56 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$16,009
$8,666 for Texas Residents
Student Population3,324
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs155 graduate programs
(56 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio20 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)56 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 $19,225 and the Texas graduate tuition is $17,931 (public) / $18,014 (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$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Texas Graduate Schools$13,335$17,838
Public$8,239$17,931
Private$18,014
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 80 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, 962 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 Degree5528836
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship10469
Doctor's degree - other100
Post Bachelor's Degree14957
Total8041962
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 80 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 962 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 836 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 57 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) 8 completers-
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture8-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 21 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences7-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance14-
Education [+] (8 completers) 259 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction101$47,100
Educational Leadership and Administration20$50,500
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration39-
Educational/Instructional Technology15-
International and Comparative Education7-
Special Education and Teaching25$55,100
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services6-
Health Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education11-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor20-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 4 completers-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
English Language and Literature14-
Creative Writing4-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 66 completers$49,200
Library and Information Science66$49,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Mathematics2-
Statistics5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management10-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science5-
Physical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Chemistry6-
Psychology [+] 60 completers-
Psychology3-
Clinical Psychology17$41,900
Counseling Psychology32-
School Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (4 completers) 141 completers$56,700
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration33-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies43-
Corrections and Criminal Justice (other)41-
Homeland Security15-
9-
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 22 completers-
Public Administration22-
Social Sciences [+] (3 completers) 15 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7-
Political Science and Government0-
Sociology8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 14 completers-
Dance1-
Fine/Studio Arts0-
Music12$56,000
Music Pedagogy1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Athletic Training/Trainer0-
Public Health4-
Dietetics/Dietitian9-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] (2 completers) 92 completers-
Business Administration and Management64$62,200
Project Management7-
Accounting21$62,600
History [+] 34 completers-
History34$30,300
Total836
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] (3 completers) 56 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration4-
Educational/Instructional Technology5-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services11-
Reading Teacher Education10-
Education (other)8-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Clinical Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 5 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4-
1-
Total69
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
0-
Total0
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) 1 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-
Education [+] (2 completers) 15 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology6-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor3-
English Language and Literature [+] 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (3 completers) 20 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration11-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management3-
Critical Infrastructure Protection6-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1-
Political Science and Government3-
Sociology2-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total57

Graduate Student Population at Sam Houston State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,324 students enrolled into Sam Houston State University graduate schools where it has total 21,612 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 907 full-time and 2,417 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,053 male and 2,271 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
Total3,3241,0532,271
Full-time907288619
Part-tme2,4177651,652
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,712 White (51.50%), 376 Black/African American (11.31%), 814 Hispanic (24.49%), 173 Asian (5.20%), and 249 students with other races. 116 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3241,0532,271
American Indian/Native American826
Asian17364109
Black/African American37699277
Hispanic814222592
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White1,7125681,144
Two More993762
Un-Known241212
Non-resident Alien1164967
Sam Houston State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,793 graduate students (53.94% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 453 graduate students (13.63% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,324
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,793
Enrolled Some Online Courses453
Not in Online Courses1,078
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Sam Houston State University. 921 students are aged 20 to 24 (27.71% of total students), 239 students are aged above 50 (7.19%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Sam Houston State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3241,0532,271
Age 20-21732053
Age 22-24848228620
Age 25-29832291541
Age 30-34457138319
Age 35-39376123253
Age 40-49499163336
Age 50-6423386147
Over 64642

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