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College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

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

College-Level 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.

Below are the biomedical engineering departmental deadlines for graduate applications. Applications must be COMPLETE by this date in order to be considered for admission review. Complete applications include those that have all required documents submitted and received by the BMEN graduate office on the date of the deadline. This includes the statement of purpose, all transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, application fee, resume/CV, GRE test scores and English language test scores (international students only).

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

Admission is primarily the responsibility of the department. The BMEN department requires a 3.0/4.0 GPR or equivalent for admission. Students must complete all required admission forms, which include a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. Graduate admission information is available at the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions websites. For department specific information, please visit the BMEN admission website.

Admission applications to a degree program are evaluated by the BMEN Graduate Program Committee appointed by the department head. The director of Graduate Programs serves as the chair of the Graduate Program Committee and is appointed by the department head. The committee uses a student information database to evaluate new applicants. Information that is reviewed includes the full application, statement of purpose, previous degrees, awards, test scores, area of interest, letters of recommendation and resume. The committee members evaluate student applications using the information above and either approve or deny the admission via voting. Based on the outcome of the vote, the director of Graduate Programs will issue an acceptance or denial electronically in the student database. The Office of Admissions will then communicate the final decision to the applicant. The department may also issue an admission letter that contains specific information and conditions pertinent to the admission process. 

The graduate student handbook contains information on degree requirements and departmental policies and 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.

View the graduate student handbook

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

How to Apply

The GRE requirement has been waived for spring 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023 applicants.

Optional: You may self-report your general Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores (subject tests not required) in the Quadrant 2 Academic History section of the application. You may also upload copies of your unofficial test score reports in the Quadrant 4 Program section under Documents in the application.

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 students are required to fulfill an English language proficiency requirement before admission which is most commonly met with a minimum score of 146 on the GRE verbal test or a minimum TOEFL score of 80-iBT, 213 computer-based, or 550 paper-based. For full details on requirements, visit the admissions 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 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)