Graduate Studies



At Texas State we believe in connecting what you learn here to the world beyond college. With degree programs to prepare you for hundreds of exciting career paths, you will find one that fuels your ambition. And our dedicated faculty will help you gain the experience you need to apply classroom discoveries as you meet real-world challenges. 


Dr. Travis with students

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), advanced degree holders, in general, earn a much higher annual salary than those with a bachelor’s degree alone.

Doctorate in Criminal Justice

The School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University offers a doctoral program for (1) criminal justice professionals who seek advanced education and (2) students who will pursue academic appointments at colleges and universities in Texas and around the nation. Texas State University is located in the heart of the central Texas corridor, near sixteen state criminal justice offices and thirteen Texas counties, including Travis (Austin) and Bexar (San Antonio). The university's geographic proximity to state criminal justice agency headquarters for law enforcement, criminal courts, and corrections, and to managers and executives in these agencies, makes it an ideal location for offering a doctoral-degree program.

Hispanic doctoral candidate

Mr. Josh Lopez

Reach Out

Visit with our in-house Graduate Recruiter, Mr. Josh Lopez.

"I help students find the right fit graduate program at Texas State. Let's match your Bachelor's degree, passion, and career goals for a bright future."