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Application Process

Candidates must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Professional and managerial experience is highly recommended and, as a part of the application process, a telephone interview may be scheduled with appropriate faculty and staff.

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Application Rounds

2022 Cohort Admission Deadlines listed below

Residency Week for the cohort incoming Fall 2022 will be held in August 2022, in College Station, Texas

Application Round Application Submission Deadline
Round 1 August 30, 2021 *Priority Admission*
Round 2 October 30, 2021 *Priority Admission*
Round 3 January 30, 2022
Round 4 April 30, 20222

Please Note: Each “round” represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps in your application. You may apply in one round only, one time in an application year. You must have your application submitted in its entirety by the deadline to be considered for a round.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

Applicants that complete and submit their application in the Priority Admission rounds, ending on October 30, will be eligible for a $1000 scholarship! Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the academic calendar, as space becomes limited by the final deadline. In addition, applying in the earlier rounds will give candidates more time to qualify for and address such matters as scholarships, financial aid, grants, loans, etc.

For more financial aid information and opportunities, please visit the Texas A&M University financial aid website.

Admission Requirements

  1. Industry experience: Successful candidates are working Professionals with relevant experience. Candidates must have:
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in the areas of: Operations, Sales, Management, Finance, Accounting, Logistics, IT, Innovation, Process Improvements, and Supply Chain in B2B, distribution, or manufacturing channels are preferred.
    • Candidates with less than 3 years relevant experience in B2B, distribution, or manufacturing environments are encouraged to apply if they have a total of 5 years professional experience.
    • Leadership roles are favorable, but not required.
  2. Undergraduate degree.
    • 4-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US (domestic) university.
    • Undergraduate degree from an international university that is equivalent to a US 4-year undergraduate degree.
  3. GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required.
  4. English proficiency exam scores will be required for international applicants. 

Application Requirements

  1. Complete and submit the EngineeringCAS Application
  2. Unofficial transcripts from the undergraduate degree college or university. If you have an existing Master-Level degree or classes taken post-graduation at a University or College we will require unofficial transcripts as well. (Official transcripts will be required upon an admission offer.)
  3. Resume/CV. Please make sure you have a complete work history on your Resume/CV during your professional career illustrating accomplishments and highlights.  
  4. You should submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should elevate your relevant skills and personal traits that make you a good fit for a graduate program. It is preferred that these letters come from the applicant’s firm or previous firm’s leadership, supervisors, or peers that do not report to the applicant that can speak on the caliber and capabilities of the applicant in the distribution, manufacturing, and business environments. All letters must be submitted by the applicant’s recommenders through the EngineeringCAS system.

    Alternatives to Letters of Recommendation. In lieu of one (1) letter of recommendation, applicants may submit one of the following as an alternate. Alternate documents should list Mark Lorenzo as the recommender and those documents should be sent directly to the email provided. If an applicant elects to submit an alternate to the letter of recommendation, two (2) letters of recommendation must be submitted by the applicant’s recommenders.

    Alternates include:
    1. Current active duty US military logisticians or former US military applicants with one year or less of work experience in a non-military capacity may use their most recent annual military review or evaluation signed by their immediate and senior supervisor(s) for credit as one letter of recommendation.
    2. Working professionals with 3 years of experience that have an employer evaluation or team 360-degree composite evaluation report within the past calendar year, may submit the evaluation as credit for one letter of recommendation.
    3. Applicants that have received a national award from a 3rd party such as a trade association or buying group, may submit the award and the criteria to receive the award (or the written nomination for the award), for consideration as credit for one letter of recommendation.

      **Please note. When entering the recommender's contact information in the EngineeringCAS portal, be sure to be precise in the email address, and to enter the name of the program and specialization at Texas A&M University you are applying to in the personal message/notes section. All references submitted within this section of your application are program specific. If you choose to remove this program from your application, please understand your letters will be deleted.

      Once you have saved the recommender’s information, an email request will automatically be sent to the recommender on your behalf. Please advise your recommender to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder.

      Please feel free to refer your recommenders to this article if they require guidance in writing letters of recommendation.
  5. Two Required Statements:

    A Personal Growth Statement and Industry Impact Statement are required with your application. These statements should explain your motivation behind attending this program and how well you can articulate and communicate your plans. These statements provide us an insight to your writing skills including mechanics, content organization, originality, and developing a statement from the introduction through conclusion. Please keep your statements to a maximum of two double-spaced pages per statement.

    Please feel free to use the MID and LinkedIn sites as resources for information as needed. Please upload a single file containing your responses to the "Personal Statement" section of the EngineeringCAS portal.
    1. Personal Growth Statement:
      How will an MID degree influence your current and future professional success?
    2. Industry Impact Statement:
      How do you envision the MID program helping you solve a critical problem (of your choice) in your current industry or firm? 

If you have any questions related to MID program admissions please contact:

Mark Lorenzo

  • Assistant Director,
  • Industrial Distribution
Mark Lorenzo