The intake for Sam Houston State University admissions in the fall includes 11,819 people who applied for undergraduate courses out of which 9337 people got admitted. However, the intake for international applicants is based on some strict requirements. The acceptance rate of this renowned institute of the US Education System is around 79% which means having a good academic record and fulfillment of all the requirements can easily secure a place in the class.
The university offers variousundergraduate and graduate programs in more than 99 and 55 fields respectively, with Agriculture, Business Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Health Professionals and related programs, Law and Security, Psychology and Visual and Performing Arts being the most popular courses.
Some salient points reading admission at Sam Hosutaon State University are as follows:
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||75 USD|
|Average SAT score||1070|
|Average ACT score||21|
|Mode of Payment||MasterCard/American Express/VISA, Discover Card/money order/check drawn on a U.S. bank.|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Financial Aid||Loans, Grants, and Scholarship|
Students applying for admission at Sam Houston State University are required to submit their applications before the deadlines. The deadline for the intake sessions are as follows:
|Fall 2020||August 1, 2020|
|Summer 2020||May 15, 2020|
|1, 2019 Spring 2021||December 1, 2020|
*US international graduate applications differ as per the program. See the list of majors for the deadline in the application itself.
Sam Houston State University accepts international applications from all around the world with some specific requirements. All the international applicants must have completed secondary education from a recognized university/college, must submit the Apply Texas application prior to the deadline, must have verified financial aid, should fulfill the minimum grade point requirement and submit the official academic records.
Application Portal: The students have to apply using the Apply Texas portal available on the official website of the University.
Application fee: The application fee is 75 USD and is non-refundable.
Some other requirements are:
International applicants have to mention their TOEFL, IELTS, and/or SAT scores to show proficiency in English. The minimum requirement is:
|Test accepted||Minimum Scores|
*Or it can be shown through the successful completion of the English language program at the state university itself. If a student's first language is English TOEFL may not be required. These countries qualify for TOEFL and/or IELTS waiver: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Overseas U.K. territories, Overseas U.S. territories, South Africa, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
Students can apply for a Visa to Study in the USA. Once you are accepted in a Student and Exchange Visitor program approved school; you will be issued an I- 20 form. After submission you can schedule an interview with the US embassy.
The students are required to submit the following documents at the university’s Office of International Programs8:
Sam Houston State University offers a variety of undergraduate courses in Agriculture, Business Management and Marketing, Communication, Health Professionals and related programs, Law and Security, Psychology, etc.
Application Portal: The students have to apply on the Apply Texas portal on the website.
Application Fee: 75 USD (non-refundable).
Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of admission:
Sam Houston State University offers graduate programs in Agriculture, Banking, Business Administration, etc. for applicants seeking to study in the USA. International students have to apply using this email id: email@example.com. Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 2.
Application Portal: All the applicants have to apply on Apply Texas portal on the official website.
Application fee: 75 USD for international applicants.
The table below mentions some of the courses offered by the University along with their Application Requirements.
|Requirements||MS (Computing and information science)||MBA||MS (Psychology)||MS (Accounting)||M.Ed. (Special Education)|
|Deadline||Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 15||Fall: June 25; Spring: November 12; Summer: April 9.||Fall: February 15||Fall: June 25; Spring: November 12; Summer: April 9.||Spring: November 15; Summer: April 15.|
|Letters of Recommendation||Required (2 letters)||Not required||Required (3 letters)||Not required||Required (2 contacts)|
|GRE/GMAT score||GRE required.||GMAT (minimum score of 500)||GRE required||Not required||GRE required.|
|Personal statement||Not required||Not required||Required||Not required||Required|
|English Language Proficiency scores||Required.||Required||Required||Required||Required|
*COVID- 19 updates: if the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher, the College of Business Administration will waive the requirement of GMAT score. The College of Sciences and Engineering Technology will waive the GRE score requirement.
Please note that the deadlines for the programs are subject to change so keep a track from the official website of the university. The university entertains only those applications submitted prior to the deadline. Each program decides the admissions separately, so the announcement of the decision varies accordingly.
The applicants can refer to the specific master's program webpage for more details regarding the application. The applicant can keep track of their application through the university’s Sam web portal. Also, the admission decisions will be posted on the SHSU Self Service Center and sent by email to the applicant.
For any further issues you can reach the university:
Sam Houston State University
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77340
Ques. What undergraduate GPA do I need to be accepted into the Graduate School of Sam Houston State University?
Ans. A minimum of 2.5 to 2.8 GPA is sufficient to get admission in the Masters or post-baccalaureate course at the Sam Houston State University. However, please refer to Program-specific requirements for more details.
Ques. How do I check my application status at Sam Houston State University?
Ans. Once the application has been submitted on the Apply Texas portal to Sam Houston State University, you will receive an email with details about how to create an account. The status can be checked on the account made.
Ques. What is the GRE code of Sam Houston State University?
Ans. You can send your GRE scores to Sam Houston State University via a testing agency using the code 6643. You don’t need to specify the details of course.
Ques. What are the application fee and mode of payment at Sam Houston State University?
Ans. The application fee at Sam Houston State University is 75 USD for undergraduates as well as postgraduates. The mode of payment includes credit card, money order, cash, and electronic check.
Ques. Is there an option to get a GRE or GMAT waiver at Sam Houston State University?
Ans. Yes, students with a GPA greater than 2.75 can contact the Admission office of Sam Houston State University and request from being waived of these score requirements.