Sam Houston State University is classified as a Doctoral Research University. Students have the opportunity to see firsthand what commitment, resources, and talent can accomplish.The balance of teaching, research, and service provides a clear role model.
SHSU offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs, more than 50 masters degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a "Community Engaged" university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and acknowledges the university's significant commitment to serving the community.