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Sam Houston State University

Named for Sam Houston, Texas’ greatest hero, Sam Houston State University continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



For more than 139 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is Its Service,” resonates among its 21,500+ students and echoes across eight colleges and beyond its Huntsville roots.


With over 90 bachelor's degree programs, more than 60 master’s degree programs and 10 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU continually strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online.


An education from Sam Houston State University prepares graduates to be a vital part of the world. It gives them the theoretical and practical knowledge to understand and solve challenges. It equips them with the experience and confidence to become effective leaders. It develops in them a heart for service to their communities.

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Student services

  • Locate funding opportunities, collaborators & resources
  • Enhance quality of proposals submitted for external funding
  • Develop proposals for submission
  • Assist with budget development
  • Negotiate contracts with sponsors
  • Support intellectual property disclosures and assists with the
  • commercialization
  • Protect faculty, staff, students and participants during their research
  • Develop publicity

Housing services

All 26 of our residence halls and apartments provide economical and convenient living for students. We house approximately 3300 Bearkats, providing one of the widest varieties of living options in this region of the country.

Library services

The Newton Gresham Library serves the research needs of the Sam Houston State University community. The library holds over 1.3 million books, bound periodicals, and government documents and a variety of formats, including multimedia, digital collections, microforms, microfiche, phonograph records, videotape, and newspapers.

Medical services

The Student Health Center, located at the corner of Avenue J and Bearkat Boulevard, provides comprehensive routine health services and education to currently enrolled students.


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.

Student Reviews

Small school, big experience!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The geology program at Sam Houston is smaller giving you more one on one attention. I received an A at field camp and overall feel like I really gained a lot from our program. I have had chances to travel all over the United States and even to Spain with our program. We have great professors that I learned form and have great respect for.

Sam Houston
Rene Morris rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience and traveled all over the US to see interesting geology. There are amazing professors I learned alot from and greatly respect.

Sam Student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience. The program is small but there is significant content.

Huntsville, Texas, United States

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