Headshot of Dr. Karen Butler-Purry“Howdy” and welcome to Texas A&M University, a diverse research community rooted in rich traditions and camaraderie. At Texas A&M, the faculty, staff and students are part of the Aggie family. Utilizing Texas A&M’s first-rate research facilities, our world-class faculty and outstanding students collaborate to continually develop new understanding through research and creativity. Come and see for yourself. Visit one of the world’s best kept secrets. Discover that Texas A&M truly is an exceptional place for learning and living.

Karen Butler-Purry, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies


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The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) is a global leader in graduate education, committed to the pursuit of knowledge and the power of intellect. Through exceptional service and commitment to the highest standards, OGAPS advocates for graduate education at Texas A&M and throughout Texas. The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies is committed to a diverse campus climate, enhancement of the graduate experience and the development of all students as global citizens.


OGAPS serves Texas A&M graduate students as an advocate for their graduate education and houses the Ombudsperson for Graduate Education. This office:

  • establishes procedures to guarantee the highest quality educational experience at the graduate level;
  • fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary/intercollegiate graduate programs and research activities; and
  • strives to maintain and enhance an environment conducive to creative scholarship and scientific inquiry.

Strategic Plan

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OGAPS Strategic Plan

Contact Us

Email: ogaps@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-3631
Fax: 979-862-1692


Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM.

Physical Address

204 Nagle Hall
College Station, TX 77843
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Mailing Address

1113 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1113

Other OGAPS Contacts


Thesis and Dissertation Services


Graduate Records Processing Services    


OGAPS Awards and Fellowships Administrators


Graduate Council Administrators


Graduate and Professional Student Ombuds Services


G.R.A.D. Aggies Program


OGAPS Travel Award


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Contact Us

Email: ogaps@tamu.edu
Phone: 979.845.3631
Fax: 979.862.1692

View OGAPS Staff

Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM

Physical Address
204 Nagle Hall

College Station, TX 77843

Click here to see our office on the Aggie Map.

Mailing Address
1113 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1113

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