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. DO NOT use the ApplyTexas application as it will not be available for our majors beginning with the fall 2019 application cycle. Please read ALL of the information below before going to the EngineeringCAS application link.

How to Apply

You will be required to submit a statement of purpose that is no more than 1-2 pages, results from the general GRE test (subject tests are not required) and a PDF copy of your unofficial transcripts as part of your application file. You will also be required to request three letters of recommendation.

You will be required to pay the Texas A&M University application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international) in addition to the EngineeringCAS fee $68.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are received by EngineeringCAS by the specific graduate department/program deadline.

Please note that when you click on the application link below, you will be leaving and be directed to the EngineeringCAS site built for applying to the Texas A&M College of Engineering’s graduate programs.

Support for the application system is provided by EngineeringCAS.

Phone: (857) 304-2048
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern time)

GRE requirement:

GRE test scores are required for all applicants, except for students graduating from Texas A&M with an undergraduate or graduate engineering degree unless stated otherwise by your department.

You will need to accurately report your general GRE scores in the Academic History section of this application. If admitted, you will need to have your test scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to EngineeringCAS (use code 4119) before you can begin classes at Texas A&M. Test scores should be from a test date within five years of the date of the application. If you took the GRE more than five years ago, your scores have expired and you will need to re-take the exam.

Proof of English Proficiency Requirement:

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency to be eligible for review. English proficiency can be demonstrated by one of the criteria below.

  • a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years): 550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 internet-based testing (i-BT)
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (Subject to departmental approval),
  • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university. (Subject to departmental approval)

Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure a timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may be uploaded to your application to help the university/department in reviewing your application for admission sooner.

TOEFL official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to EngineeringCAS (use code B887) to be considered official.

IELTS official test scores must be reported electronically from the testing center to Texas A&M's Office of Admissions. To report your electronic IELTS, find this exact address in the test center database:

Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX

Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or are citizens of the countries listed at this link.

The link for EngineeringCAS is below. Please be sure to select Texas A&M University.

Apply at EngineeringCAS

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.