Consideration for Admission

Documents Required for Application

The documents and information required for applying are listed below

Documents Required for Application
1. ApplyTexas application and application fee 4. All university transcripts
2. Statement of purpose 5. Resume
3. GRE Scores 6. Three letters of reccomendation

Admission Deadlines

For consideration for fall admittance, refer to the following guidelines and application deadlines. Students are encouraged to apply by December 1 to be nominated for fellowships. Students will be considered for graduate assistantships until the below deadlines.  Please note that because decisions are made on a rolling basis, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.

Entering SemesterU.S. CitizensInternational Students
Fall May 1  March 1 
ME/MBA Applicants (Fall only) January 15 January 15
Spring (MEng only) October 1 July 1

Guidelines for Acceptance Into the Graduate Programs

When reviewing applications all components of the application are taken into consideration by the admissions committee.  However, the below guidelines are examples of the qualities we look for in applicants.  Please note that these are not required and applicants missing one or more of these criteria will still be evaluated for admission.

  1. Recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher
  2. Recommended GRE scores of 160-Q and 150-V or higher
  3. Statement of Purpose, which should include the following information:
    • A brief description of you, your background, and interest in biomedical engineering
    • An explanation as to your motivation for selecting Texas A&M University and your chosen degree program
    • The names of specific faculty you are interested in working with and why (MS and PhD only)
    • Any other information you think will assist our admissions committee in reviewing your application
  4. Professional resume or CV, which should concisely communicate the remaining criteria on which you will be evaluated, including:
    • Specific coursework completed
    • Engineering industry or professional experience
    • Research experience
    • Professional service (eg. participation and/or leadership in professional organizations and STEM outreach programs, teaching/mentoring experience)
    • Professional communications (eg. posters, conference presentations, authorship on publications, proceedings, books, and patent applications)
    • Awards and honors

Students who wish to transfer into the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program from another graduate program within Texas A&M University should read over the Transfer Policy here.

 

Additional Guidelines for International Applicants

  1. For international students who wish to apply, proficiency in English must be verified in one of the following ways:
    • Required Verbal GRE score of 146 or higher.
    • Required composite TOEFL score of 80 or higher.  The IELTS is also accepted.
  2. The University does not consider a three year international bachelor’s degree equivalent to a U.S. degree. Students must complete a one-year master’s program in addition to the three-year bachelor’s degree before they can be considered for a graduate program at Texas A&M.