How to Apply

You are a domestic graduate applicant if you:

  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, an applicant for permanent residency, or qualify for residency under the rules of SB 1528, and
  • hold a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent), and
  • are not currently enrolled (or have not been enrolled in the year preceding intended term of new enrollment) as a degree-seeking graduate student at Texas A&M University (if so, you should submit a Letter of Intent or Petition to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies for your intended new program).

You are an international graduate applicant if >

  1. On-Line Application. A completed ApplyTexas application. Apply online at The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Applicants applying to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program. Applicants applying to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs. You may apply to only ONE degree-seeking program per semester. Applications (and offers of admission) are valid for one year from the term of original application; however, deferral requests must be made before the start of the term of original application.
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $65 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 may 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 $65.00 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 an awards letter from their current school’s financial aid office showing the award of a Pell Grant.  The applicant’s SAR (Student Aid Report) from a current FAFSA can also be submitted to show financial need.  The awards letter or SAR will be reviewed to verify if the applicant is eligible for a waiver.  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 documents 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.  We recommend the correct letter or form be uploaded through the Applicant Information System (AIS).  Fee waiver request documents will also be accepted by mail
      Texas A&M University
      Graduate Admissions Processing
      P.O. Box 40001
      College Station, TX  77842

    • 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.
    • Submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  NOTE: You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University.  Official transcripts (not unofficial transcripts/advising sheets) uploaded via the Applicant Information System (AIS) will temporarily complete your file for review. If you receive admission, you must submit all required original official transcripts (and diplomas) before you will be allowed to register for classes.  The official transcripts will be compared to any unofficial documents used for admission.  If discrepancies are identified, the admission may be rescinded.

    • Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through PARCHMENT, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
  4. Official 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).  Use 7B7K957 for reporting 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 - Bacterial Meningitis Immunization. TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (an immunization given within 5 years of the date of intended enrollment) or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. The original TDSHS form required for students declining the vaccination must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. For graduate students who are in a distance education program, they will need to fill out the Petition to Waive Bacterial Meningitis for Distance Education and submit it. Students may not register for classes until this requirement is satisfied.

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). Applicants to CPSY, EPSY, MSAT, 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 either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae to their departments.

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

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.

Most 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).

When mailing documents, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet.  You do not need to include the Document ID Sheet with items you upload via AIS.

If you wish to submit your application fee by mail, please use the Office of Admissions Application Alternate Payment Form. Please submit the following items by the appropriate deadline.

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.