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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State is located in the historic city of Huntsville, home and burial place of Texas’ greatest hero, General Sam Houston. Conveniently located between Houston and Dallas,
Huntsville is surrounded by forests, lakes, and ranch lands.
SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, placing SHSU in the top 7% of all U.S. colleges and universities. That’s proof that high performance doesn’t necessarily mean high tuition.
SHSU ranked 2nd in the state for highest percentage of baccalaureate graduates that find employment within one year of graduation. We are committed to helping our students stay on track and find employment after they graduate.

Agriculture, Generalx  
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Banking and Financial Support Servicesx  
Biological and Physical Sciencesx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Business/Managerial Economicsx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Chemistry, Otherx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Otherx  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Dance, Generalx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Generalx  
Finance, Generalx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, Generalx  
Industrial Technology/Technicianx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciencex  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Therapy/Therapistx  
Music, Generalx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  

Academic Life

At SHSU, 77% of our faculty holds doctoral or other terminal degrees. And with small classes, and a student-to-faculty ratio of just 23 to 1, you get the full benefit of their experience SHSU ranked 2nd in the state for highest percentage of baccalaureate graduates that find employment within one year of graduation. We are committed to helping our students stay on track and find employment after they graduate.

Campus Life

Our 316-acre campus is more than just a place to learn. It’s your home away from home. From where you live and eat, to the friends you make, you’re sure to be at home at Sam Houston.
At SHSU, you’ll find over 235 registered student organizations to help you make friends, have fun, serve others, and challenge yourself.

Facilities and Resources

We are pleased to have available for you high quality instructional, research, and service programs led by dedicated and skilled faculty. Our purpose is to serve you by providing high quality instruction supported by quality scholarship and service. Our distinguished faculty and staff want to make your experience at Sam Houston convenient and productive.

Athletics / Sports

SHSU offers a wide variety of programs, activities, and facilities to help you attain your goals.
• Club sports allow students to compete regionally and nationally representing SHSU in lacrosse, wrestling, paintball, ultimate frisbee, or one of our other 20+ active teams.
• Intramural sports give students a wide range of on-campus individual and team competitions.
• Enjoy outdoor activities with our outdoor programs.
• Our newest facility, the Recreational Sports Center features a 150,000 square foot activity center with basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track, a 35-foot climbing center, and a swimming pool with lap lanes.


Sam Houston State University offers 82 bachelor’s degrees, 54 master’s degrees and 6 doctorate degrees. For most up to date information on our admission requirements

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