Application Process and Requirements (On-Campus and Distance Education)
You will be required to submit the following in order to apply:
- EngineeringCAS online application: When searching for our program applications, use the filter to select “Texas A&M University” under the institution section, then use the search bar to find the appropriate program.
- Statement of Purpose: Applicants should write a 1-1½ page statement of purpose explaining their interest in the selected graduate program at Texas A&M and how this degree will help the student achieve their career goals.
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution you have attended. Any applicant who provides unofficial transcripts and is admitted will be required to submit official transcripts.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
- Required application fees*:
U.S. Citizen/Domestic Applicants ($123): Texas A&M University fee ($65) + Engineering Processing Fee ($58)
International Applicants ($148): Texas A&M University fee ($90) + EngineeringCAS Processing Fee ($58)
*Some graduate department programs will pay for some of the fees.
McNair Scholars: Contact the Office of Admissions email@example.com before submitting your graduate application for fee waiver eligibility.
GEM Fellows: Contact our graduate programs office at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your graduate application for fee waiver.
- Proof of English Proficiency (international applicants only): To be eligible for admission to a graduate or professional program at Texas A&M University, international applicants are required to meet English language proficiency (ELP) standards provided in the form of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores. To qualify for graduate assistantships with direct or support instructional responsibilities, the State of Texas also requires that international graduate students meet ELP standards beyond those required for admission. View the English Language Proficiency website for more information.
- GRE Scores: The GRE score requirement varies by program. We recommend verifying the requirement with the specific program you are interested in. Be aware that applicants with a lower GPA or from a school that Texas A&M may not be familiar with could benefit from providing strong GRE scores.
- Résumé or CV: (Optional) Please consult the department admissions page for more details on this requirement.
International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores upon application. 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.
Note: If an international student fulfills the English language proficiency requirement via official GRE scores the student does not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to the university.
TOEFL official test scores must be sent directly from the testing center 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
An international graduate student may qualify for Alternative Verification by a bachelor’s degree (with less than four years of coursework) or holding a Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution located in the United States.
Please see the Graduate and Professional School website for a full list of procedures and requirements related to English Language Proficiency.
Domestic and International Unofficial Transcripts
Domestic Unofficial Transcripts
Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts in Quadrant 2 in Engineering CAS.
If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts to the Texas A&M Office of Admission BEFORE you can register for classes.
International Student Unofficial Transcripts
Please DO NOT order a WES Evaluation, or download an evaluation request form for this application.
We DO NOT require WES or similar evaluations.
Upload your copies of your unofficial transcript to Quadrant 4 of Engineering CAS. This is for spring 2020 applicants only. Fall 2020 applicants upload your unofficial transcripts in Quadrant 2.
If you already have an evaluation of your transcripts, you may upload it in the document section of Quadrant 4 of your program, in addition to your unofficial transcript(s).
If you are admitted, you will need to provide official transcripts (not evaluations) to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions BEFORE you can register for classes.
Letters of Recommendation/ Evaluation
You must request three (3) recommendations/evaluations before you are able to submit your application.
Recommendation/evaluation letters are not required to be received in order for you to be allowed to submit your application within EngineeringCAS. However, applications will not be considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received. You can track the progress of your recommendation letter requests in EngCAS. You can also email your recommenders a reminder through EngCAS, or choose to send a request to another recommender.
When requesting recommendation/evaluation letters, please be sure to include the following information in the comment section:
- Texas A&M University
- List the degree and program you are applying to
For applicants who do not hold an undergraduate engineering degree, but have a strong academic background in mathematics or science, will be required to engage in a program of prerequisite leveling coursework. The prerequisite course work required for each student is different depending on a student’s background. If a student chooses to not engage in leveling coursework the student cannot be admitted to the graduate engineering program and the pursuit of a second baccalaureate in agricultural engineering is recommended. Note: Leveling coursework can add an additional 2-3 years to a graduate level program.
For more details on leveling please contact the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Program Academic Advisor.
Phone: (979) 845-0609
Hours: Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST)
All applicants to the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are required to declare a major professor at the time of application. A major professor is a faculty member within the department who will serve as your committee chair and mentor. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to faculty members directly and to provide more information in the EngineeringCAS application/essay. You can access a full list of our faculty.
While the TAMU application system and EngineeringCAS may state your file as complete there are several internal procedures that must be completed before your file will be considered complete and ready for graduate committee review. Please be patient during this process as it can take several weeks.
Please note that when you click on the application link above, you will be leaving tamu.edu and be directed to the EngineeringCAS site built for applying to the Texas A&M College of Engineering’s graduate programs.
All applications are reviewed by the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Program Committee.