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Curriculum & Degree Plan 

View our recommended degree plan for coursework by semester (individual plans may vary) and explore our entrepreneurship and commercialization efforts.

Dual Degree MSEC PhD/MBA

The MSEC program and the McCoy College of Business have developed a program that allows students to get a combined PhD/MBA. This new combined degree allows the students to receive both degrees at a reduced number of hours relative to the two separate degree plans by taking advantage of course work already in the MSEC program that is business-related.

Fund your education

Awards are offered both by the Graduate College and the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE). Additional resources can be found at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Popular Scholarships

  • Awarded to a College of Science graduate student who exhibits outstanding performance in scholarship, research, teaching, and service. Recognition is awarded in the form of a plaque presented to the student. In addition, a perpetual plaque with the student's name is displayed outside the office of the Dean of Science. For more information, go to the College of Science scholarship web page.

  • The Graduate College provides these scholarships to encourage students with intellectual, creative, and leadership promise to complete a master's or doctoral degree at Texas State University. These scholarships are available for newly admitted and continuing students (but see College restrictions in the detailed description). Awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 per semester. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year and disbursed on a per-semester basis. For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.

  • The Graduate College provides Doctoral Research Support Fellowships to support graduate student research at the doctoral level. Each award of up to $5,000 is to be used to cover expenses directly related to conducting dissertation research. For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.

  • The Graduate College's Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowships are prestigious awards intended for use in recruiting doctoral students of the highest quality to Texas State University. The Texas State Doctoral Merit Fellowship provides $9,000 to new doctoral students for their first academic year of study (paid in early September, January, and June). These fellowships can be combined with graduate assistantships or departmental scholarships to create an attractive financial aid package for top-quality applicants. doctoral/program directors are encouraged to identify and nominate eligible applicants (prospective students cannot apply directly). For more information, go to the Graduate College scholarship page.

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