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 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.

Phone: (857) 304-2048
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

Aerospace engineering graduate assistantships

Typically, funded graduate students are offered either Graduate Assistant - Research GAR, Graduate Assistant - Teaching GAT, or Graduate Assistant - non-teaching GANT appointments. All positions require 20 hours of work per week. GARs are assigned research project activity (that may or may not be directly related to thesis research). GATs and GANTs are assigned course-support duties such as grading or assisting labs for one or more courses.

Additional research activities are expected as part of academic program of study that leads to your thesis or dissertation. A thesis or dissertation is expected from any funded student.

GARs are awarded by individual faculty members through their established programs of research.

Aerospace Engineering Academic Excellence Fellowship

The Department of Aerospace Engineering may annually offer up to 10 fellowships of $5,000 each to outstanding entering or continuing graduate students. The fellowships will supplement our research assistant and fellowship stipends, which range from $15,000 to $18,000. In addition, there is a generous benefit package that includes health insurance.

Applications for the Aerospace Engineering Academic Excellence Fellowships must be received by March 1st for the following academic year (September through May). Notification to recipients will be made by March 31st. The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Committee selects the recipients of these annual, merit-based, competitive fellowships. Repeat awards for subsequent years are possible for exceptionally strong academic performance.

The Texas A&M University System serves people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

To apply: Candidates for the Aerospace Engineering Academic Excellence Fellowships will be selected from those who have completed graduate admissions applications and submitted them to the Office of Admissions and Records by March 1st. For those already in our graduate program, your faculty committee chair may nominate you for any available departmental fellowships.

Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women

Other graduate fellowships

Assistantships and Fellowships are also available from The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Board of Regents, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Some of these fellowships are for U.S. citizens only. The department nominates newly admitted graduate students for the fellowships. Students awarded fellowships may work up to 10 hours per week as teaching or research assistants to qualify for resident tuition fees.

Many job opportunities for students' spouses exist on campus and with other firms in the fast growing surrounding community. An on-line job posting/bulletin is available through the Department of Human Services Employment Office