Several organizations with local, state, and national affiliation are open to graduate students at
Hardin-Simmons University. Membership is earned by achievement or standing.
Alpha Kappa Psi, Eta Kappa Chapter, national professional business fraternity
Alpha Mu Gamma, Gamma Zeta Chapter, national collegiate foreign language honor
Kappa Delta Pi, Xi Sigma Chapter, national society in education
Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia, Theta Lambda Chapter, national professional male music
Pi Gamma Mu, Texas Theta Chapter, international social science fraternity
Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society
Sigma Alpha Iota, Gamma Phi Chapter, international professional fraternity for women in
Sigma Delta Pi, Beta Sigma Chapter, national Spanish honor society
Sigma Tau Delta, Xi Epsilon Chapter, national literary fraternity
Psi Chi, national honor society in psychology, open to majors and minors who meet GPA
Completed Bachelor’s Degree
Admission to HSU Graduate Study requires a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally
accredited college or university. The degree must contain a minimum of 42 advanced semester
hours (courses designed for juniors and seniors). Hours given for life experience may not be
counted toward the 42-hour requirement. Students presenting degrees with less than 42 advanced
hours must satisfy all other entrance requirements and complete sufficient undergraduate upper-
level hours before they may be admitted.
Each student must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Official test scores, if required, must be transmitted to the Office of Graduate Studies directly from
the testing service. Some programs do not require the GRE or GMAT if the student meets the
academic requirements for full or provisional admission.
Degree Admissions Criteria
Specific admissions criteria are listed in the degree program sections of the catalog.
Time Limit for Application
Application materials and credentials will be retained by the Office of Graduate Studies for one
year past the semester for which the application is made.
Materials submitted for application are confidential. Students should not request copies of
transcripts, test scores, or letters of recommendation from the Office of Graduate Studies or the
Office of the Registrar. Requests for these documents should be directed to the university, person,
or testing agency from which the document originated.