Thank you for your interest in graduate programs in the McCoy College of Business Administration. There are currently four graduate programs available through the College:
Within the MBA program there are five options:
There is a two step process for applying for admission to any of our graduate programs. The first step is to complete the requirements of the Texas State University Graduate College as described on the Graduate College website. These requirements include:
The steps listed above are required by the Texas State University Graduate College. In addition to those requirements the McCoy Graduate College of Business requires that all applicants also submit the following:
As an applicant, it is your responsibility to complete the Graduate College requirements and secure all of the McCoy College application materials. Once you have assembled all of the items listed above, everything should be sent or hand-delivered to:
The Graduate College
Texas State University - San Marcos
601 University Drive
280 J.C. Kellam Administration Building
San Marcos, TX 78666
A candidate's application packet will be classified as incomplete until all required documents have been submitted to the University. The McCoy College Graduate Admissions Review Committee will review complete application packets and decide, based on qualifications, who will be admitted to the programs. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed by the committees.
As noted on the Texas State University Graduate College Web site, all applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. Admission to all graduate business degree programs is competitive and designed to identify those applicants who have the ability, interest, and maturity to manage the rigors of the programs as well as potential for future professional growth. The admissions committee will carefully consider all aspects of an applicant's professional and academic background. Specific attention will be given to quantitative measure such as undergraduate GPA and scores on all components of the standardized Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Gradaute Record Examinations (GRE).
GMAT, GRE and GPA
All McCoy graduate business programs require an official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score to be submitted prior to admission consideration. A competitive GMAT score is preferred. The Admissions Committee will be looking for applicants with strong academic performance throughout their undergraduate experience and competitive scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) exam may be substituted for the GMAT requirement. GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, to the Texas State Graduate College. The college code for Texas State is 006667. The Educational Testing Service can be contacted at www.ets.org/gre. Texas State students are only required to take the General Test.
While a specific minimum GPA or GMAT/GRE score is not required, both are very important and are indicators of an applicant's potential success in graduate business studies. The admissions committee will look for applicants with strong academic performance throughout their undergraduate experience. Competitive scores on the GMAT or GRE are required. Also very important to the admissions committee are qualitative elements such as letters of recommendation, quality of written essays, relevant work experience, source and major area of undergraduate degree(s), extracurricular and community activities, honors and achievements. For more information about GMAT/GRE and GPA as they relate to admission into the graduate programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
There are several financial aid opportunities available to qualified students. Of significant importance are a limited number of competitive McCoy Fellowships that are awarded at $1500 or $2500 per semester depending upon the qualifications of the applicant. Scholarships and Fellowships are awarded in the spring of every year. Please visit our Scholarships & Fellowships page for additional information.
We welcome your graduate program application and thank you for your interest in the Texas State University McCoy College of Business Administration.