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TXST to offer online undergraduate and graduate degree options

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Texas State University announced a partnership with Risepoint to expand its online undergraduate and graduate degree program offerings. Risepoint will support Texas State University in offering 19 online programs focused on working adult learners looking to further their education and advance their careers.

As higher education continues to evolve, TXST is committed to embracing accessibility and flexibility in its degree programs. Risepoint, a leading education technology company, will support TXST in bringing its high-quality programs to an online format. This partnership will remove potential barriers that non-traditional students face and expand online access to empower more learners to earn their degrees.

These flexible online programs will offer students the ability to earn a degree while balancing other life commitments such as work and family. The following programs will be offered starting in Fall 2024:

• Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

• Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

• Bachelor of General Studies, Major in Integrated Studies

• Bachelor of Public Administration

• Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management • Bachelor of Science in Public Health

• Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

• Master of Health Information Management

• Master of Healthcare Administration, Executive Track

• Master of Long-term Care Administration

• Master of Science in Construction Management

• Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Executive Concentration

• Master of Science in Engineering Management, Concentration in Industrial Management

• Master of Science in Engineering Management, Concentration in Manufacturing

• Master of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion

• Master of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion Concentration in Health Equity

• Master of Science in Respiratory Care, Clinical Specialist Concentration

• Master of Science Major in Exercise Science, Sport Coaching Concentration “Texas State is excited to embark on this new chapter to offer online programs to students looking for an alternative to traditional classroom learning,” said Dr. Thilla Sivakumaran, vice president of Texas State Global. “This partnership will allow us to expand access to our impactful programs and allow students to earn a degree at their own pace.”

Fernando Bleichmar, CEO of Risepoint, noted that Texas State has been offering high-quality education for 125 years and said his company is excited to support bringing online access to the university’s trusted degree programs. “We are honored to partner with them and look forward to seeing the impact these workforce-relevant programs have within their communities,” he said.

The first cycle of courses begins on August 26, 2024, with an application deadline of August 12, 2024. For more information or to apply for these programs, please visit

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