How to Apply

Admission Deadlines

For consideration for fall admittance, refer to the following guidelines and application deadlines. To be considered for funding, the complete application must be received as early as possible for fall admission. As application decisions are made on a rolling basis, it is advisable to complete and submit applications as early as possible.

Entering SemesterU.S. CitizensInternational Students
Fall March 1 March 1
Fall (MS/PH.D) Applicants Preferred/Recommended: January 15 Preferred/Recommended: January 15
Spring August 1 August 1
Summer November 1 November 1

The documents and information required for applying are listed below. When reviewing applications all components of the application are taken into consideration by the admissions committee.  Please see the Consideration for Admission page for more details regarding items to include in your resume and statement of purpose.

  1. Application – located at  Be sure to select the appropriate degree program and confirm that you are applying to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Application Fee - may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. For more information, visit the Office of Admissions.
  3. Statement of Purpose – submitted on
  4. Official Transcripts – Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope. For more information on what constitutes an official transcript, please visit Office of Admissions.
  5. Test scores - must be sent to Data and Research Services (DARS) at Texas A&M University. The GRE is mandatory for all students. TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for international students with a Verbal GRE score of less than 146. When requesting for ETS to send your GRE scores, you will use Texas A&M’s institutional code of 6003. You do not need a departmental code when sending scores.
  6. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – may be submitted in the following manners:
    • Enter the email address of the individual(s) you have to recommend you electronically through AIS, a system to which you gain access once you have submitted an application and receive a UIN number. (The Admission Office will send you an email 48-72 hours after your application is officially submitted with your UIN #).
    • In hard copy format and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions (address located here: along with the Graduate Recommendation Form.
  1. Resume/CV – may be submitted in the following manners:

Once all of these documents have been received by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the application will be considered complete and sent for review.  There is no official timeline for review.  Students seeking a status update may email