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Welcome to The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University!

Welcome!

Please read the following information regarding the mechanical engineering graduate program application process. If your question is not answered below, please email mechanical-gradprogram@tamu.edu for further assistance.

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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.

For full funding consideration, applications must be received by January 15.

U.S. Residents

For prospective students who are U.S. residents, application deadlines are April 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. 

Application deadlines for the Master of Engineering distance learning program for U.S. residents are August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

International Students

For prospective students who are international students, application deadlines are March 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. 

Application deadlines for the Master of Engineering distance learning program for international students are August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. 

 Application Requirements

  1. EngineeringCAS online application: when searching for our program applications, use the filter to select Texas A&M University under the institution section. Then, type “mechanical engineering” into the search bar. You may narrow your search further by program level (masters or doctorate). This is the quickest way to find the appropriate application.
  2. Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application review purposes. Any applicant who provides unofficial transcripts and is admitted will be required to submit official transcripts.
    • Once all institutions attended have been entered in the Academic History: Colleges Attended section of the application, upload unofficial copies of all transcripts. International applicants do not need to request a WES evaluation.
  3. Standardized Tests: Unofficial test scores are acceptable for application review purposes. Any applicant who provides unofficial test scores and is admitted will be required to submit official test scores.
  4. GRE: The GRE requirement has been waived for fall 2021 and spring 2022 applicants. Optional: You may self-report your general Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores (subject tests not required) in the Quadrant 2 Academic History section of the application. You may also upload copies of your unofficial test score reports in the Quadrant 4 Program section under Documents in the application.
  5. GPA Entry: Applicants should report their GPA in the Academic History: GPA Entries section of the application. GPAs should be entered as they are calculated at your institution. Do not convert your GPA to a 4-point scale.
  6. Resume or CV: A resume or CV should be uploaded in the Supporting Information: Documents section of the application. A resume or CV should concisely communicate any relevant professional experience (internships or full-time employment); research experience; professional service (participation and/or leadership in professional organizations and STEM outreach programs, teaching/mentoring experience, etc.); publications, conference presentations, or other professional works; and awards and honors.
  7. Statement of Purpose: Applicants should write a 1-1 ½ page statement of purpose explaining their interest in the selected graduate program at Texas A&M and how this degree will help the student achieve their career goals. Applicants pursuing a research-based graduate program should also explain their general research interests and mention any faculty whose work they are interested in. This will be uploaded in the Program Materials: Documents section of the application.
  8. Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must provide contact information for a minimum of 3 recommenders in the Program Materials: Recommendations section of the application. Each recommender should have intimate knowledge of the applicant’s most advanced levels of academic and technical achievement. Once the recommendation request is saved, an automated email will be sent to the recommender on your behalf. Emailed recommendations will not be accepted.
  9. Application Fee: All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. After applying a coupon code, the remaining application fee is $65 for U.S. applicants and $90 for international applicants.