Extension Studies

Catch up or get ahead on your degree requirements with a variety of flexible course options. OXP offers many college courses not normally offered through the academic departments/schools. Extension courses may be offered on campus, or through online and hybrid/blended options. Our faculty-led Study-in-America program provides students with the experience of studying beyond the traditional classroom setting. Enrollment for an extension class does not constitute acceptance as a regular student at Texas State.

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Extension Courses

Courses are offered on behalf of and in support of academic departments/schools. Courses may be offered on campus, online, hybrid/blended, or as part of a faculty-led Study-in-America or Off-Campus program.


Take the next step in your education journey for Active Texas State University Students and Non-Texas State University Students.

Study In America

The faculty-led Study in America field programs offer courses with a travel destination and field experience that align with the course objectives. These programs usually take place in the spring and summer semesters. These extension programs are offered at locations across the United States.

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The Non-Resident Tuition for Online Programs (NROP) initiative was created to help Bobcats who live outside of the State of Texas and take 100% of their coursework online within eligible programs by paying fees equivalent to in-state residential tuition.

Academic Field Trips

Academic field trips offer course-related learning activities at field locations outside the classroom. Field trips are offered by academic departments/schools and are led by faculty. 

For information regarding Academic Field Trips or to submit a trip proposal contact us!

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Faculty Information Guide

Information on teaching extension courses and procedures.