12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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The Sustainability Studies program from Texas State University, the first of its kind at a Texas public university, offers a unique interdisciplinary opportunity to develop knowledge about sustainability applicable to a changing world.


With occupations changing to include environmentally-conscious knowledge, “green” vocations are in higher demand. The need for environmental protection services is creating excellent job opportunities for those with advanced degrees. The graduate degrees in sustainability studies prepare committed leaders to address emerging sustainability issues.

Program Mission

The mission of the Sustainability Studies program from Texas State University is to educate from a global and interdisciplinary perspective on issues related to the environment and sustainability. The program trains students to:

  • apply critical thinking and methodological skills
  • engage in awareness of environmental and social ethics
  • understand sustainability issues from scientific, social, and policy perspectives

Graduates of the program will then be prepared to lead in the sustainability sectors of government, education, nonprofit, research, and industry, successfully responding to the sustainability challenges facing Texas, the nation, and the world.

Career Options

Students in the sustainability studies program will graduate with methodological, statistical, and critical thinking skills, giving them a competitive edge in the emerging sustainability market. Students wishing to continue their studies will be prepared for admission to doctoral programs while others will be ready to fill important positions in local, state, or federal government, regulatory agencies, nongovernmental organizations, consulting firms, and other relevant industries.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anthropological Statistics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Applied Research Design and Techniques
  • Geographic Information Systems I
  • Applied Research Methodology
  • Political Research and Methodology
  • Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately two pages, double-spaced with your full name and contact information) regarding your interest in pursuing the M.A. or M.S. degree and describing your personal and career goals. Include your academic interests and the relationship of this graduate degree to your life/personal goals.
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals competent to assess your interest in pursuing a career in this field of study. Two of the three letters must be from someone who can assess your academic accomplishments and/or potential in the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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