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The department's undergraduate program is currently ranked first in the nation and the graduate program is ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Download our latest fact sheet here.

#1 undergraduate program By U.S. News and World Report

Ranked 2022

#2 graduate program By U.S. News and World Report

Ranked 2023

Student Enrollment

Enrollment (Fall 2021)
Student Level Number of Students
Undergraduate 332
Master's 66
Doctoral 73
Total Enrollment 471
Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services
as reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)
Degree Level Number of Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's 105
Master's 41
Doctoral 22
Total Degrees Awarded 168
Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services


Student Demographics (Undergraduate and Graduate, Fall 2021)
International Students Domestic Students
24.2% 75.8%
Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services


With a high-quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

  • 38 total faculty
  • 15 Professors
  • 2 Research professors
  • 5 Associate professors
  • 1 Assistant professor
  • 12 Professors of Practice
  • 3 Lecturers

Faculty Recognition

  • 2 National Academy of Engineering Members
  • 1 University Distinguished Professor
  • 3 Regents Professors
  • 6 Society of Petroleum Engineers honorary members
  • 21 Society of Petroleum Engineers distinguished members

Research Areas

Advanced Drilling Technologies
Well Control, Optimized Drilling Performance, Horizontal Drilling, Dual Gradient Drilling, Applied Drilling, Offshore Drilling Risks

Advanced Well Completion Technologies
Downhole Diagnostic Measurements, Intelligent Completions, Wellbore Models, Oil and Gas Recovery, Fluid/Gas/Foam Behavior

GeoEnergy Technologies
Methane Hydrates, Geothermal Systems, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Hydrogen Separation and Storage, Water Management

Gas Hydrates
Data Investigation, Crystal Growth, Behavior Modeling and Prediction, Gas Hydrate Systems

Predictive Models for Unconventional Reservoirs
Geologic, Fracture Propagation, Reservoir Simulation,
Risk Assessment

Reservoir Modeling
Simulator Development, Optimization, Upscaling, Numerical Analysis

Unconventional Reservoir Development and Assessment
Pore-Scale Rock Physics, Diagnostic Technologies, Nanotechnologies

Well Stimulation
Hydraulic Fracturing Methods, Materials, Models, Matrix Acidizing, Acid Fracturing, Injections, Nanotechnology, Thermal Applications, Refracturing, Sand Transport