How to Apply

All required documents must be received (not postmarked) by Graduate Admissions Processing by the appropriate closing date.

A graduate applicant:

  • is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency), or
  • is an international student who has previously attended Texas A&M University in a degree-seeking program, and
  • is a student who holds a bachelor's or professional degree (or equivalent).

Required Documents

  1. On-Line Application. A completed Apply Texas application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program. Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $50 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Fee Office (see Admissions Contact Information for phone number).
    • If paying by credit card: be advised that your credit card will be charged a small non-refundable transaction fee.

    • Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University. Checks or money orders are accepted provided they display an agency bank in the United States and have magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) routing numbers at the bottom.

    • The $50 fee required of U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, low-income applicants must submit a letter from their financial aid advisor or other officer qualified to verify financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Waiver request documentation should include the applicant's full name, address, date of birth, application semester, the name and title of the verifying officer and date of the request. Documentation should be sent to Graduate Admissions at the address listed below.

    • The departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry will pay the application fee for prospective students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., or international applicants who expect to receive a B.S. or M.S. from an accredited institution in the U.S. The department of Chemical Engineering will pay the application fee for prospective students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.  

  3. Official Transcripts and Records. To ensure that your official transcripts and other supporting documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet with all documents you submit in support of your application. If you wish to submit your application fee by mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form.
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University.

    • Institutions that use the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Many universities can use the electronic format. Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through SPEEDE or eSCRIP-SAFE. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.

    • If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required. Please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope. Please mail this envelope, with the seal unbroken and the registrar's signature intact, to the Office of Admissions at the address below. If the registrar will not release your transcripts to you in a sealed envelope, transcripts may be sent by the registrar directly to:

      Graduate Admissions Processing
      Office of Admissions
      Texas A&M University
      P.O. Box 40001
      College Station, TX 77842-4001
  4. Test Scores. Required test scores (GRE or GMAT) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores (Department code not needed). Contact the department to which you are applying for information regarding the reporting of GMAT scores.

    Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  5. Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485. Permanent residents must submit a copy of the front side of their Permanent Resident card or proof of issuance of an I-551. Applicants for permanent residency must submit a copy of their I-485 indicating that an application to adjust status to permanent resident is pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  6. IF ADMITTED - Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis.
    Please visit the bacterial meningitis information page to download the required form.

Department-Specific Required Documents

The following items are department specific and should be submitted to your individual department.

  1. Letters of Recommendation. Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). Please be aware that TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application.

    Applicants to certain majors may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS) through the Howdy! Portal. Applicants to CPSY, EPSY, SPSY, and EDTC are advised to contact their department for instruction on submitting recommendations.
  2. Statement of Purpose or Essay. Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose. This may be accomplished by completing the Essay portion of the Apply Texas application online at Applicants who prefer to send the Statement of Purpose separately may do so by submitting it in a word document format.
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Graduate applicants are required to submit a either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae to their departments.

Testing Information for Graduate Studies

Test bulletin of information and registration form may be obtained by writing to:

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670

Graduate Management
Admissions Test (GMAT)
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, NJ 08541-6103
(609) 771-7330

Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
(609) 771-7100

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Texas A&M University Code is 6003.
Departmental Codes are not used.


The application process varies according to the graduate department, please contact the departmental graduate advisor for the semester deadline pertaining to your degree program.

When to Apply as a Domestic or International Graduate:
Graduate deadlines vary by major. Please see the list of majors in the application itself for deadline information regarding a specific major.

Submit Your Documents

Some documents may be uploaded via the Applicant Information System (AIS) which you can access after you have submitted your application for admission and have received your Universal Identification Number (UIN).

For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the addresses listed below:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

Texas A&M University is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Credentials scheduled by overnight mail carriers for Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the University on the next business day.

(Please check with your department of interest for any additional application requirements.)

Acts of Dishonesty

All students applying to Texas A&M University are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application will receive appropriate disciplinary action.

Pursuant to the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog and Texas A&M student rule 24.4.1, acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Withholding material information from the University, misrepresenting the truth during a University investigation or student conduct conference, and/or making false statements to any University official.
  • Furnishing false information to and/or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, or office.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

The submission of false information at the time of admission or readmission is ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.

APPLY to Texas A&M

Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program.
Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.