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Students may transfer a maximum of 12 credit hours for M.S. and M.Eng degree plans, and 24 credit hours for Ph.D. degree plans. This must be approved by the entire Advisory Committee and the Director of Graduate Programs before submitting for approval to the Graduate and Professional School. Transfer credit must also meet the university criteria, which may be found in the Graduate Catalog. 

Students who wish to transfer into the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program from another degree program within Texas A&M University should provide the following to the BMEN graduate academic advisor:

  • A copy of the original application submitted to your current TAMU graduate program. For a copy of the original application and a copy of transcripts, ask your current department. You can either bring us hard copies or ask your current department to mail or email the scanned documents to us.
  • A Statement of Purpose answering the following:
    • A brief description of you, your background, and why you want to change into the BMEN master's or Ph.D. degree program
    • An explanation as to your motivation for selecting Texas A&M University and your chosen degree program
    • The names of specific faculty you are interested in working with and why (M.S. and Ph.D. only)
    • Any other information you think will assist our admissions committee in reviewing your application
  • At least one recommendation letter from your current TAMU department.
  • Current Resume/CV, which should concisely communicate the remaining criteria on which you will be evaluated, including:
    • Specific coursework completed
    • Engineering industry or professional experience
    • Research experience
    • Professional service (e.g. participation and/or leadership in professional organizations and STEM outreach programs, teaching/mentoring experience)
    • Professional communications (e.g. posters, conference presentations, authorship on publications, proceedings, books and patent applications)
    • Awards and honors

When applying to transfer, please follow the suggested process:

  1. Email the information listed above to Specify "Transfer Applicant" in the subject line. Letters of Recommendation must be sent by the recommender to the Graduate Advisor via email or inter-office mail to MS 3120
  2. Networking and/or meeting with faculty members matching your research interests is highly recommended.
  3. If a positive decision results, fill out the appropriate Graduate and Professional School forms (Change of Major or Letter of Intent) and obtain all signatures from your current department before submitting to the graduate advisor.

If there are conditions placed on your admission (e.g., pre-requisite courses), you will be notified in writing of these specific conditions. You should ask about the status of your petition a couple of days after the end of the semester if you have not been notified of our decision.