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Any questions about the Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) program that are not answered on this page can be answered through an information request.

Program Structure

How long does it take to complete the METM degree program?

METM is set up to be completed in 21 months, starting in August of every year and completing 21 months later in May.

Does this program have to be completed in two years? Or can it be spread out a little more, say over 3 or 4 years?

The program is designed as a lock-step 21-month program for working professionals. Students start and finish the program together. It is only four semesters with 2 courses taken each semester and 2 one-week residency in College Station. Before you know it, you are done with your Master of Engineering in Technical Management!

Are there mandatory online class times?

No, the program is delivered asynchronously to provide a maximum level of flexibility for our working professional students.

Do you allow transfer credit? Can I choose what courses I take?

No, all students will follow a set curriculum and degree plan

What industry fields do your students typically come from?

Engineering, Technology, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, Electrical, Electronics, Energy, and more.


Application

How do I apply for METM?

You will complete an . You will be required to answer a variety of questions, attach a resume/CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and 2 essays. You do not have to complete the application in one session and may access it as many times as needed until you are ready to submit.

Am I considered a domestic or international student?

A domestic applicant is a Resident or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency). If you do not meet that criteria you are considered an international applicant.

Is there a minimum GPA required?

No, the GPA earned while completing your Bachelor’s degree will have minimal influence over your admission decision.

Am I required to have an Engineering degree?

No, preference will be given to STEM majors but other majors have been accepted in previous years and we will continue taking students with non-engineering degrees that now work in a related industry.

Are GRE or GMAT test scores required?

No, this is a professional degree and we choose to evaluate based on work history and experience rather than a standardized exam.

What are you looking for in my essays?

Essay answers are weighed heavily in the admissions process. It is important for applicants to be as thoughtful and honest as possible when writing essays.

  • Address the topics thoroughly and thoughtfully
  • Provide honest insight into what differentiates the applicant from other applicants

Where can I find the essay questions?

The essay questions can be found at the top of the Required Documents section within your EngineeringCAS application.

What makes a letter of recommendation effective?

Letters of recommendation are a key factor in the admissions process and are most effective when they meet the following criteria:

  1. All letters of recommendation should be written by professional supervisors and/or peers
  2. At least one letter should come from a current or former direct supervisor
  3. Each letter should cover the following topics:
    • The applicant’s professional potential, including strengths and weaknesses
    • The applicant’s commitment to success
    • Why you are personally recommending the applicant for the METM program

How are the letters of recommendation submitted?

Applicants will provide the evaluators’ contact information through the EngineeringCAS application. An email will be sent to the evaluator with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation.

Do I submit unofficial or official transcripts?

You may upload an unofficial transcript for the application process. If selected to enroll in our program, an official transcript must be sent to the Texas A&M Admissions office.

My transcript is not in English, will you accept it?

If your institution does not issue a transcript in English you must submit the native language transcript with an official English translation. Official translations are prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures.

When is the deadline to apply for METM?

Capacity of this program is limited and applications are reviewed in two different rounds. The earlier you can complete your application, the higher the chance you have of being accepted into the program. For specific deadline dates please review our Apply Now webpage.

When will decisions on applications be made? How will applicants be notified of the decision on their application?

Applications will be reviewed after each application round deadline passes. Decisions will be sent out as soon as available, but no later than the decision date listed next to each round on our Apply Now webpage.

Applicants are notified by email as soon as a decision is made regarding their application. The department notification is unofficial. You will receive official notification from the Admissions office at a later date. 

How much does the application cost?

Domestic student applications cost $65. International student applications cost $148.


Financial Assistance

Is financial aid available?

There are three different financial aid applications depending on your Residentship and residency. More information can be found on financialaid.tamu.edu/apply-for-aid.aspx.

Are scholarships available?

Information on available scholarships can be found at scholarships.tamu.edu

I am a veteran or active duty military member. How do I get information on benefits?

Texas A&M University is a national leader in service to our students who are veterans, active duty, military dependents and survivors. Information can be found at veterans.tamu.edu

Are there payment plans available?

Yes, Texas A&M University offers payment plans for students. More information can be found at sbs.tamu.edu/billing-payments/installment-plan or you may contact our Student Business Services office for more information.


International

Am I considered an international student?

You are an international applicant if you are not a Resident or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency).

Will I be eligible for an F-1 or J-1 visa?

No, this is an online distance learning program that does not qualify international students for an F-1 or J-1 visa.

Is financial aid available for international students?

There are three different financial aid applications depending on your Residentship and residency. More information can be found on financialaid.tamu.edu/apply-for-aid.aspx.

Are scholarships available for international students?

Information on available scholarships for international students can be found at iss.tamu.edu.

Do I need to complete a Proof of English Proficiency?

If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency to be eligible for review. If you are a Resident of one of the countries listed here, you will be exempt from the English proficiency requirement for admission and be considered English Language Proficiency (ELP) Verified.

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall and a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of 80 internet-based testing (i-BT) English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

  • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
  • A GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval)
  • A GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval)
  • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university (subject to departmental approval)
  • Acquiring alternative verification from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies via departmental request. An international graduate student holding a master's degree from a U.S. accredited university qualifies for alternative verification.