College-Level Graduate Admission Requirements

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

College-Level Graduate Admissions

Please read the following information regarding the electrical and computer engineering graduate program application process. If your question is not answered below, please email

Thank you for your interest in the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program.

Please understand that the information is the most current and correct information.


You will apply using EngineeringCAS. You can start uploading documents as soon as you start your application.
  • Do NOT submit your application until all materials are received.
  • When you are looking for our applications, please use the following filters:
    • Available programs
    • Institution-Texas A&M University
  • Once you submit your application and pay the fee, you may no longer make changes to your application. We cannot delete files.

Application Fee

You will be required to pay the following fees:

  • Texas A&M application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international)
  • Engineering CAS application fee ($58)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Applications
    • Domestic (US Citizen or Permanent Resident): October 1st
    • International (Everyone else, no matter the visa type or where you are going to school): July 1st
  • Fall Applications
    • Domestic (US Citizen or Permanent Resident): May 1st
    • International (Everyone else, no matter the visa type or where you are going to school): February 1st
  • Distance Program Applications: December 1st (Spring) and August 1st (Fall)
  • Quick Admit Applications (TAMU Students ONLY): December 1st (Spring) and August 1st (Fall)
  • To be considered for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Merit Fellowship, please submit your Engineering CAS application no later than December 15th


  • Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to Engineering CAS.
    • Transcripts can be uploaded under
      • Program Materials
      • Documents
    • If your transcripts are not in English, you must also provide the translation.
    • WES is NOT required
      • Please do NOT order a WES Evaluation for this application. You may provide it in addition to the actual transcript if you already have it.
    • Please enter your GPA exactly as it is listed on your transcript. There is no need to convert it to a 4.0 scale.
    • Do not mail documents directly to ECEN.
  • If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts (not evaluations) to Texas A&M before you can register for classes.

Official Test Scores

  • The department prefers official scores. Engineering CAS and the College of Engineering do not stress this. When applying to Electrical and Computer Engineering, please follow departmental preferences.
  • The GRE is optional for all applicants. Be aware that applicants with a lower GPA or from a school that TAMU ECEN may not be familiar with may benefit from providing strong GRE scores.

    • Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores for non-engineering programs (Department code not needed). Use code 4119 for reporting GRE for engineering programs.
  • Applicants whose native languages are not English must fulfill an English proficiency requirement. Use code B887 to send your TOEFL scores.
  • IELTS Academic scores must be reported directly to Texas A&M University. Instructions for sending the IELTS only can be found on the Texas A&M Admissions website under Required Documents.
  • If you sent the scores to 6003, you do not need to resend them. Please ensure your unofficial scores are listed on your application if you have not already.
  • More information on sending your scores can be found on the Admissions website.

Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement

Develop a Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement that addresses why you are pursuing a graduate degree in your field of interest, background, and long-term goals. Mention what faculty member you may want to work with if applying for a Thesis/Research-oriented degree. Please try to limit this to no more than a page and a half.

Letters of Recommendation

Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals familiar with your academic achievements and potential. There are a minimum of three recommendations, with a maximum of five. You cannot submit more or less. The deadline for the letters is the same as the deadline for the application. It is not later. These MUST be sent through the Engineering CAS system to be added to your application. No other letters will be accepted.



  • Electrical and Computer Engineering has a variety of fellowship opportunities available.
  • These fellowships can be for domestic and/or international applicants
  • There isn’t a separate application for you to submit besides your Engineering CAS application to be considered for fellowships from the department.
  • The graduate admissions committee will prepare and submit your fellowship applications
  • Upload a copy of your CV to Engineering CAS

Research Assistantships:

  • The Graduate Office does not have the resources to help you find an assistantship. You must reach out to faculty and see if they have funding. Please, only reach out to faculty members you are genuinely interested in working with. Tell them what about their research you would like to learn more about. Make it a conversation. Do not just email and ask if they have funding.
  • Emailing a professor and not starting a conversation is a sure way to get your email deleted.
  • This monthly stipend comes with in-state tuition, which saves an out-of-state or international student approximately $2,250 per semester that the assistantship is awarded.
    • Sometimes, this also covers tuition and fees. This will be up to the professor granting the assistantship.

Teaching Assistantships:

  • Incoming domestic students may be contacted if offered one as part of the admission package.
  • For incoming international students, we do not provide teaching assistantships. You are encouraged to look into alternative means of funding for the first semester. There will be specific ELP requirements you must meet. Then you will be eligible to apply for a teaching assistantship, starting with your second semester at Texas A&M. This is departmental policy.
  • This monthly salary comes with in-state tuition, which saves an out-of-state or international student approximately $2,250 per semester that the assistantship is awarded.
    • Tuition for M.S. and Ph.D. students is covered.

Departmental Scholarship:

  • Only available for Fall
  • A competitive $1,000 scholarship with the award split between Fall and Spring. This comes with in-state tuition.
  • You may not have an RA, TA, or Fellowship if you receive this award

More Information:

Please understand that all this information is provided so you can look into all aspects of our program. It is recommended that you look at our website and research the area you are interested in. Pull up the faculty members you are interested in working with and look at their CVs. Go to the main Texas A&M University website and search for the research you are interested in. This will often come up with the researchers, publications, and groups they work with.

If your background is not in ECE, indicate that clearly in your application. If you are admitted, you will need to reach out to the area you are admitted to and ask them if you need to take any leveling courses. The Graduate Office can provide you with a general list, but the faculty in the area you are admitted to will be able to assist you with what classes you need to take.

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