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College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

All graduate engineering applications will be submitted using EngineeringCAS, a centralized application service.

Graduate Admissions

Admission Deadlines

For consideration for fall admittance, refer to the following guidelines and application deadlines. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but 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.

To receive full consideration for funding, the complete application must be received by December 1 the year before you plan to begin your program. Click here for more details.

Entering Semester U.S. Residents International Students
Fall May 1 March 1
Spring October 1 July 1

The handbook contains information on degree requirements and departmental policies & procedures, as well as sample forms, degree plans, and other helpful resources. This handbook is provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an official statement of departmental policy. Information in this handbook is subject to change without notice.

To view the handbook, email Stormy Kretzschmar.

For the most up-to-date information regarding important dates and additional forms, visit the Graduate and Professional School website.

How to Apply

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is not requiring GRE test scores for admission to the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters.

You will be required to submit the following in order to apply:

  1. A statement of purpose that is approximately one page, but no more than 2 pages.
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Request three (3) letters of recommendation.
  4. Required application fees:
    • You will be required to pay the Texas A&M University application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international).
    • You will also be required to pay the EngineeringCAS processing fee.
  5. Résumé/CV

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

Proof of English Proficiency Requirement:

International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores. 

Students must be verified in order to be admitted to Texas A&M University by fulfilling ONE of the following (more details on the Graduate and Professional School website): 

  • TOEFL internet score of 80 or greater 
  • GRE verbal score of 146 or greater
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or greater 

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 uploading them to your application helps the university/department in reviewing your application for admission sooner.

TOEFL official test scores must be sent directly from the testing center 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 40002
College Station, TX

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

International graduate students who wish to serve in teaching positions must be certified. This can be obtained before/after enrollment by achieving requisite scores on the oral component of the following standardized tests: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE exams. For more details about certification, visit the English Language Proficiency Certification website

The ELPE is offered several times a year. 

Unofficial transcripts

  • Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to Engineering CAS.
  • If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts to the Texas A&M Office of Admission BEFORE you can register for classes.

International student unofficial transcripts

  • Please DO NOT order a WES Evaluation, or download an evaluation request form for this application.
  • We DO NOT require WES or similar evaluations.
  • If you already have an evaluation of your transcripts, you may upload it in the document section of Quadrant 4 of your program, in addition to your unofficial transcript(s).
  • If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts (not evaluations) to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions BEFORE you can register for classes.

Letters of recommendation/evaluation

  • You must request three recommendations/evaluations before you are able to submit your application.
  • Recommendation/evaluation letters are not required to be received at the time of the application in order for you to be allowed to submit your application. You can track the progress of your recommendation letter requests in EngCAS. You can also email your recommenders a reminder through EngCAS, or choose to send a request to another recommender.

When requesting recommendation/evaluation letters, please be sure to include the following information in the comment section:

  • Texas A&M University
  • List the degree and program you are applying to

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)