Prospective Students

Howdy! Welcome to Graduate Distance Learning in Petroleum Engineering!

The mission of the Master of Engineering degree program is to prepare high-quality, well-rounded petroleum engineers to enter managerial and technical positions in the industry. The Master of Engineering program degree is NOT self-paced, it follows the same curriculum as campus students. However,

  •  Campus students earn a Master of Science, thesis based; and,
  •  Distance Learning students earn a Master of Engineering, non-thesis based.

Due to the high demand for the Master of Engineering’s degree program, one criteria is an bachelor of science (undergraduate) degree from accredited universities in engineering and majoring in petroleum; although, taken in to consideration, are closely related fields in engineering (e.g. Chemical Engr., Mechanical Engr.) 

Our graduate program has a rigorous engineering curriculum consisting of basic engineering sciences; and without an engineering background, students will find our graduate courses very difficult. Whether taking classes on campus, or through distance learning, the standards for admission, course work, graduation and your diploma are all the same.

We do NOT offer the bachelor of science online.

Please use the menu to the right for more information about our program. The GRE is part of our admission requirements; therefore, it is mandatory. You will only need to submit the verbal and quantitative sections. We do not accept GMAT. 

If you have:

  • Questions directly related to the application process only, please contact the Petroleum Engineering Graduate Office at, 979.845.2287
  • Questions directly related to the distance learning graduate program, contact the DL Staff:

Please use the petroleum engineering deadline dates below for admission, not those listed on Texas A&M University website

New deadlines for Distance Learning Graduate Program listed below:

Spring - Deadline will be September 1

Summer - Deadline will be November 1

Fall – Deadline will be December 15


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Due to the high volume of email and telephone calls, the graduate committee will not review transcripts, resumes, statement of purpose, or other parts of the application prior to submitting your completed application to Texas A&M University.