Ph.D. On Campus

School Improvement

Texas State University

24 months
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The doctoral program in School Improvement at Texas State University is designed for individuals in a variety of educational roles who wish to develop and refine their abilities to provide leadership for educational excellence.


School Improvement at Texas State University  prepares education professionals to individually and collaboratively engage in reflective and ethical practice as they foster the development of individual learners as well as existing and emerging learning communities, including schools, post-secondary institutions, workplaces, and community-based organizations.

Key facts:

The program admits students in the fall term only, and the students enroll each year as a cohort group. All students in a given cohort (including full-time and part-time students) will enroll together in each core course during the first year. All students in a given cohort who choose the same major also ordinarily enroll together in each course in the major.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Educational Philosophy in a Social Context
  • Team Development in Education
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies
  • Advanced Studies in Adult Learning and Development
  • Community Development for Educators
  • Foundations of School Improvement
  • Facilitating School Improvement
  • Curriculum and Instructional Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in a field related to the proposed studies from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work
  • GRE not required
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing background and professional goals, including the student's rationale for pursuing a doctoral degree
  • three recommendation forms
  • possible interview with program faculty
  • possible academic writing sample

Tuition Fee

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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