Application Deadlines


March 1 For admissions in the fall semester
(Fall semester classes usually begin at the end of August)

August 1 For admissions in the spring semester
(Spring semester classes usually begin in the middle of January)

November 1 For admissions in the summer semester
(10-week summer semester classes usually begin at the end of May)


1.Three Letters of Recommendation. Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). Please be aware that TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application.

Applicants may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS). 

2.Statement of Purpose or Essay. Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose. This may be accomplished by completing the Essay portion of the Apply Texas application online at Applicants who prefer to send the Statement of Purpose separately may do so by submitting it in a word document format. 

3.Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Graduate applicants are required to submit either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae to the Mechanical Engineering department.

Please check with the department of Mechanical Engineering at for any additional application requirements.