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College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

All graduate engineering applications will be submitted using EngineeringCAS, a centralized application service.

College-Level Graduate Admissions

Department Specific Information

Admission into our petroleum engineering graduate program is based on many factors. Here is a preparation checklist.

1. Documents needed

Texas A&M University requirements can be found by using the Graduate Admissions link above.

Our department requires:

  • A statement of purpose on the following areas:
    • Your academic and professional preparation
    • Your research area of interest
    • Your post-graduate plans
    • Your résumé or curriculum vitae (to support your application)  
    • Three letters of recommendation submitted through EngineeringCAS

Our Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) requirement has been waived for fall 2022 and spring 2023 applicants. 

Optional: You may self-report your general 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.

2. Deadlines

Our department deadlines are listed below.

  • Fall semester: apply by Dec. 15 of the previous year (or by Dec. 1 if you are a U.S. resident or permanent resident seeking a Texas A&M fellowship for attending on campus)
  • Summer semester (online learning students only): apply by Nov. 1 of the previous year
  • Spring semester: apply by Sept. 1 of the previous year

Things to know:

  • All application materials must be completed by the stated deadline
  • These deadlines apply to ALL students seeking funding
  • You are encouraged to submit documents to the admissions office four weeks prior to our deadlines to allow for processing time 
  • The majority of admissions are made in the fall

3. Application

Apply online at EngineeringCAS (select Texas A&M University).

Things to know:

  • Your completed application must be on file before we can answer questions about it
  • Our graduate application committee makes admission recommendations to our department head
  • The committee meets periodically throughout the year, not all the time

4. Waiting

Have patience. We cannot rush the process.

Things to know:

  • We do not pre-evaluate - you must submit a completed application to Texas A&M University
  • We encourage you to ask our graduate program staff questions, but please limit any faculty questions to introductions or technical interest discussions only.

5. Funding

Funding decisions are separate from application decisions.

Things to know:

  • Your admission letter will contain funding information
  • Your completed application must be on file before we can answer any admission or financial questions
  • Online learning does not qualify for department funding

6. Have questions?

If you still have questions, ask our Graduate Programs office (