College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

We have implemented a new graduate application system called EngineeringCAS (a centralized application service for graduate engineering programs). All graduate engineering applications for the fall 2019 semester and beyond will be submitted using EngineeringCAS.

Graduate Admissions

Admission into the Department of Nuclear Engineering graduate program is based upon many factors including GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and the statement of purpose. Admission decisions are recommended to our department head by our graduate application committee who meet periodically throughout the year. Funding decisions are separate from admissions decisions and will be communicated through a departmental letter to the student.

Admission Deadlines

Students who wish to be considered for funding must meet our internal departmental deadlines. All application materials must be completed by the stated deadline. Applicants are encouraged to submit documents to the admissions office four weeks prior to our departmental deadlines to accommodate for processing time. 

Entering Semester Funding Consideration NUEN Deadline


TAMU Fellowships (U.S. & Permanent Residents Only) December 1

Fall or Summer

Departmental Assistantships January 15


Departmental Assistantships September 1

Admission Documents Required by Texas A&M University

  1. A completed Apply Texas Application. Apply online at
  2. A non-refundable $50 application fee for domestic applicants. A non-refundable $90 application fee for international applicants.
  3. Official transcripts and records from all colleges attended.
  4. GRE scores sent directly from ETS to Texas A&M University.
  5. TOEFL scores are required of International Applicants. A minimum score of 80 must be met for consideration.

Please review the Office of Admissions website for more details about the required documents above.

Admission Documents Required by the Department of Nuclear Engineering

  1. Submit three letters of recommendation. The department encourages applicants to utilize the electronic letter of recommendation system available through
  2. All applicants must submit a statement of purpose. Applicants are encouraged to write about the following areas:
    • Academic and Professional Preparation
    • Research Area of Interest (Please refer to our five different focus areas)
    • Post-Graduate Plans
  3. (OPTIONAL) Applicants may either submit a résumé or curriculum vita to further support their application.