Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University Admissions and School Information

Sam Houston State University is located in the city of Huntsville, Texas. The school awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; areas of study include the arts and sciences, business, criminal justice and education.

General Information About Sam Houston State University

Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University serves approximately 16,795 students each year. The 4-year public school offers 79 bachelor's degree programs, 54 master's degree programs and five doctoral degree programs. Some degree options students may pursue include a B.A. in Marketing, B.F.A. in Theatre, MBA, M.S. in Accounting, M.A. in English, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the degree programs offered at Sam Houston State University.

Sam Houston State University Admissions and Enrollment Information

Those interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree may complete an online application through the university's website, which must be accompanied by ACT, SAT or THEA scores. Prospective graduate students seek admission through the Office of Graduate Studies, and must submit GRE or GMAT exam scores. School transcripts and all applicable test results should be sent directly to Sam Houston State University.

Academic Departments at Sam Houston State University

College of Arts and Sciences

This college offers 40 undergraduate degree programs and 12 graduate degree programs. Some degree options are a B.F.A. in Theatre, B.A. in Mathematics, B.A. in Geography, B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Statistics and M.S. in Biology. Students may also pursue pre-professional degrees through pre-nursing, pre-dental hygiene, pre-medical and pre-veterinary programs.

College of Business Administration

Students may earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in ten areas of study, such as marketing, accounting, economics, finance and human resource management. For those seeking graduate degrees, the college offers three programs: Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Finance and Master in Business Administration. An Executive MBA in Banking is available online.

College of Criminal Justice

Sam Houston State University offers three bachelor's degree and five master's degree programs through its College of Criminal Justice. Some programs are the B.A. in Victim Studies, B.S. in Criminal Justice, M.S. in Security Studies and M.S. in Forensic Science. The college also offers one doctoral degree program culminating in a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.

College of Education

This college offers degree programs in the areas of language, literacy and special populations in addition to educational leadership and counseling, curriculum and instruction, health and kinesiology, and library science. Degree options include the Master in Library Science, Master of Education in Health, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. The college also provides educator preparation services such as teacher certification.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences encompasses nine diverse areas of study. Programs are offered in the fields of psychology and philosophy, family and consumer sciences, communication studies, history, sociology, mass communication, political science, foreign languages and English. Degrees awarded include B.A. in English, B.A. in Mass Communication, B.S. in Sociology, M.A. in Political Science, M.S. in Family and Consumer Science and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1806 Avenue J, Hunstville, Texas 77340
  • Phone Number: (936) 294-1111