The priority deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.
1. Texas Common Application
The Texas Common Application is required for admission to all graduate programs at Texas A&M University. The application fee is waived by our department for US citizens, permanent residents and international students. Please choose “pay by check” to cue Admissions to waive the fee. If you have questions about the payment of the application fee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Letters of Recommendation
You may submit electronic letters of recommendation through the Applicant Information System (AIS) after you have submitted your application for admission and have received your UIN.
- Recommendations should be from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential
- If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g. employers).
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
PO Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001
3. Test Scores
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are NOT required for domestic and international applicants.
Texas A&M University requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score from applicants whose native language is not English, with the exception of those applicants completing all four years of a baccalaureate degree in the United States or achieving a 400 Verbal GRE or 22 Verbal GMAT. The scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Texas A&M University (code 6003) and be from a test date within two years of the date that the application form reached the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Submit official transcripts from each senior-level post-secondary institution attended. An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed.
- Institutions that use the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Many universities can use the electronic format. Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts.
- If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required from each college or university. Please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope addressed to you. Place the signed, sealed envelope with the seal unbroken and the registrar’s signature intact inside a second envelope and send it to the following address:
Graduate Programs Office
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Room 103C Biochemistry/Biophysics Building
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2128
- If the registrar will not release your transcripts to you in a sealed envelope, transcripts may be sent by the registrar directly to:
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, Texas 77842-4001, USA
- If the transcripts or mark-sheets are from a university outside the United States, they are to be signed by the registrar, controller of examinations, or president of the university issuing the document. Official records are to be in the language of instruction, accompanied by official translations in English, if necessary. Translations sent directly from the institution attended or from a recognized translator are considered official.
- Consolidated and provisional mark-sheets are not considered official. Please ask the registrar to send individual mark-sheets that list grades earned in each term.
- Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies and faxes are not considered official.
5. Statement of Purpose
Your Statement of Purpose should describe the personal, educational, and/or professional experiences that motivate your decision to pursue advanced study in science. Include specific examples of research and/or professional activities in which you have participated (if applicable). For each activity, provide a terse and scholarly introduction, a concise description, and any results or conclusions; include figures if appropriate. Specify your contributions to the project and cite any resulting presentations or publications. (2–3 pages)
You may submit the same Statement of Purpose essay to ApplyTexas and Applicant Information System (AIS).