Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is a public university in Huntsville, Texas, enrolling approximately 18,500 students. It is one of the oldest public universities in Texas, and was also the first institution to provide teacher training and instruction in the state. Additionally, SHSU was the first higher learning institution within the Texas State University System to be classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU offers more than 80 undergraduate, 54 masters, and 6 doctoral degree programs. Over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees are available completely online. The university's education program is particularly noteworthy, and is the most popular major chosen by students. However, SHSU's performing arts, criminal justice, banking, and mathematics programs are nationally recognized for providing exceptional training and instruction.

SHSU is divided into seven colleges: the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Criminal Justice, the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication, and the College of Sciences.

The Journal of Criminal Justice ranked SHSU's Criminal Justice programs among the top 5 in the country. Dance Spectrum Magazine ranked the university's dance and theatre programs among the top 25 in the nation, and the National Dance Association named SHSU's athletic dance team the best in the United States. SHSU also offers Texas's only Professional Golf Management program.

Sam Houston State University Online Degrees
SHSU uses state-of-the-art distance and online learning technologies and systems to provide its students a convenient, flexible and highly relevant higher education experience. Most importantly online degree programs at SHSU are designed to prepare students to become effective leaders and successful career professionals.

SHSU offers several online learning options. Online degree programs are ideal for students who want to complete a college degree while balancing a busy work and personal schedule. Correspondence courses are ideal for students supplement their on-campus courses with off-campus, online study. Continuing education courses at SHSU are ideal for students looking for personal development and professionals seeking to update their skills and knowledge.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (936) 294-1111
Address: 1806 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 14,000+ undergrad, 2,600+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 4,707
Out-of-State Tuition $ 13,032
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 22 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agribusiness Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanization
Animal Sciences
Horticultural Science
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
Business Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
International Business Trade Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Communication and Journalism
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security Information Assurance
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Special Education and Teaching
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Drafting and Design Technology Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician
Industrial Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Foodservice Systems Administration Management
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics Dietitian
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences
Music Therapy Therapist
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Securities Services Administration Management
Library Science
Library and Information Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Fine Studio Arts
Music Performance
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