Your Military-Friendly Education
Sam Houston was born into a military family and became a legend through his heroic service to our country. With that passion in mind, Sam Houston State University wants to serve your needs as a student. Our motto is "The measure of a Life is its Service," and as far as we’re concerned, your service to our country makes you a national treasure.
Helping Our Military Students
We pride ourselves in serving our military and are honored to be a 2014 Military Friendly School. Here are a few examples of what make Sam Houston State University military friendly.
- Several of Sam Houston State University’s online programs performed very well in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans, which the magazine announced in May 2014.
- SHSU’s Veterans Resource Center, an office composed entirely of passionate veterans, is a one-stop shop for those seeking to use government and state benefits to help pay for their education.
- One of the few campuses in Texas to process all VA educational benefits and Hazlewood waivers in-house.
- One of four campuses in the state to employ a Department of Veterans Affairs counselor, an employee able to directly answer any questions or solve any problems regarding VA benefits.
- The VRC personally evaluates all military transcripts, allowing candidates to acquire the maximum value of their transfer credits.
- Servicemen, servicewomen, and dependents who obtain benefits receive priority registration.
- Students who accept benefits will be recognized with a set of cords to honor them at graduation.
Dedicated to Your Success
We offer financial aid and tuition assistance to:
- Returning Veterans
- Transferring Veterans
- New Student Veterans
- Chapter 31 Veterans
- Hazlewood Veterans
Awards and Rankings
- Named by U.S. News & World Report as among the Top Online programs for Graduate Education
- College of Criminal Justice ranked in U.S. Top 5, Journal of Criminal Justice
- Classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, placing SHSU in the top 7% of all U.S. colleges and universities
- Recognized by Princeton Review as one of the “Best in the West” universities
- One of the “Most Wired” colleges in the nation, according to Princeton Review and PC Magazine
- Wall Street Journal recognized SHSU funded research with the “Innovative Technology” award
- Undergraduate Math program ranked in U.S. Top 8, Mathematical Association of America
- Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” USA Today
- Named by U.S. News & World Report as a university “Growing Fast, Staying Friendly”
- Masters in Forensic Science, one of eight fully accredited in U.S.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Forensic emphasis, one of seven accredited in U.S.