Attention

We have implemented a new graduate application system called EngineeringCAS (a centralized application service for graduate engineering programs). All graduate engineering applications for the fall 2019 semester and beyond will be submitted using EngineeringCAS. DO NOT use the ApplyTexas application as it will not be available for our majors beginning with the fall 2019 application cycle. Please read ALL of the information below before going to the EngineeringCAS application link.

How to Apply

You will be required to submit a statement of purpose that is no more than 1-2 pages, results from the general GRE test (subject tests are not required) and a PDF copy of your unofficial transcripts as part of your application file. You will also be required to request three letters of recommendation.

You will be required to pay the Texas A&M University application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international) in addition to the EngineeringCAS fee $68.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are received by EngineeringCAS by the specific graduate department/program deadline.

Please note that when you click on the application link below, you will be leaving tamu.edu and be directed to the EngineeringCAS site built for applying to the Texas A&M College of Engineering’s graduate programs.

Support for the application system is provided by EngineeringCAS.

EngineeringCAS
Phone: (857) 304-2048
Email: engineeringcasinfo@liaisoncas.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern time)

GRE requirement:

GRE test scores are required for all applicants, except for students graduating from Texas A&M with an undergraduate or graduate engineering degree unless stated otherwise by your department.

You will need to accurately report your general GRE scores in the Academic History section of this application. If admitted, you will need to have your test scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to EngineeringCAS (use code 4119) before you can begin classes at Texas A&M. Test scores should be from a test date within five years of the date of the application. If you took the GRE more than five years ago, your scores have expired and you will need to re-take the exam.

Proof of English Proficiency Requirement:

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency to be eligible for review. English proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the criteria below.

  • a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years): 550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 internet-based testing (i-BT)
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (Subject to departmental approval),
  • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university. (Subject to departmental approval)

Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure a timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may be uploaded to your application to help the university/department in reviewing your application for admission sooner.

TOEFL official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to EngineeringCAS (use code B887) to be considered official.

IELTS official test scores must be reported electronically from the testing center to Texas A&M's Office of Admissions. To report your electronic IELTS, find this exact address in the test center database:

Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 0002
College Station, TX

Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or are citizens of the countries listed at this link.


The link for EngineeringCAS is below. Please be sure to select Texas A&M University.

Apply at EngineeringCAS

Admission Deadlines

For consideration for admission, refer to the following guidelines and application deadlines. To be considered for funding, the complete application and supporting documentation must be received. As application decisions are made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to complete and submit applications a month to three weeks prior to deadline. (December 20 for Fall, etc.)

Funding Type Fall Spring Summer
MS, PHD Seeking Assistantships or Fellowships January 1 July 1 December 1 
MEN Self-funded or Sponsor Funding March 1 August 1 February 1

See the Apply Texas application portal and the Texas A&M Applicant Information System (AIS) links:  https://applicant.tamu.edu/

Documents Required for Application

The documents and information required for applying are listed below. 

  1. ApplyTexas application and application fee
  2. Statement of purpose
  3. GRE scores
  4. All university transcripts
  5. Resume
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Materials Necessary in Application Package

Acceptance is based on the complete application package, including:

  1. Application
  2. Transcripts / grades from other institutions
  3. Internships / work experience
  4. Previous degrees
  5. Publications (if any)
  6. GRE & TOEFL scores
  7. The Statement of Purpose essay*
  8. Resume*
  9. Online recommendation letters*

*The recommendation letters (from faculty), resume and a strong statement of purpose are especially important. Online letter requests are submitted online, separate from the application and after Texas A&M Admissions sends you a UIN identification number and instructions.

Guidelines for Admission

  • The graduate admissions committee looks for evidence of ability to excel and contribute to our research programs, along with availability of positions, facilities and faculty to accommodate students. For MS or PhD programs, a faculty advisor must be confirmed before admission is granted, so it is recommended that applicants initiate contact with the faculty of their choice during the application process. 
  • Significant consideration is given to GRE scores for student admission.  The minimum GRE for consideration is a Verbal minimum of 152 and a Quantitative minimum of 160.  The average GRE score of students admitted to our department is 321 (GRE V+Q) and most funded students are substantially higher.  
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA for consideration to enter our MS program is 3.25/4.00; the minimum undergraduate GPA to directly enter our PhD program without the MS degree is 3.50/4.00. The MEN self-funded degree program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • When applying, it is imperative to indicate clearly the specific Aerospace Engineering area of interest you plan to pursue (Dynamics & Control, Aerodynamics & Propulsion, or Materials & Structures). Your statement of purpose essay, resume and communications with us should make clear your particular interest and your career goals. Tell us how you will fund your studies and whether you will attend if financial assistance is not available. 

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:
    • Texas A&M requires a Verbal GRE score of 146. Note: the department requires a higher minimum of 152 for Verbal GRE.
    • Required composite TOEFL score of 80 or higher. 
    • An IELTS score of at least 6.0.
    • A Master's degree from an accredited U.S. institution qualifies for alternative verification (via departmental request). 
    • Good GRE Writing scores are expected (4.5-5.0/6.0).
  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.
  3. International Student Services (ISS) is now using the AIS (Applicant Information System) for new incoming international students to upload their required documents into the system.  Instructions on how to upload documents can be found here.

For inquiries contact:
Graduate Advising