Ph.D. On Campus

Adult, Professional, and Community Education

Texas State University

24 days
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Adult, Professional, and Community Education 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. 


Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State Universityprepares 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:

  • Community Development for Educators
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
  • Advanced Studies in Adult Development
  • Advanced Studies in Adult Learning
  • Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar
  • Human Resource and Professional Development
  • Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 days

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


  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree from a regionally accredited university in a field related to the proposed course of study
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work
  • GRE not required
  • interview with program faculty
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) 
  • three forms of recommendation 

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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