Early Graduate Admissions Program

For Summer Undergraduate Research Students

Early Graduate Admissions is a program open only to summer undergraduate research students who are participating in a structured research group (REU, USRG, etc.) at Texas A&M University and will graduate in May 2019. Students who apply early will know if they have been admitted to the University in September 2018. If you have questions concerning eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at ogaps-grad-recruit@tamu.edu.

To apply students must compile the following documents into an application packet:

  • Official transcript and two letters of recommendation: These documents were included in students’ REU/USRG application and must be requested from the department hosting the student.
  • Statement of purpose: Students must write a brief essay (500 words minimum) indicating which program they are interested in, their objectives in applying for graduate school and their research interests.
  • Resume: A one page resume detailing community service, leadership, employment, honors, awards, etc.

Submit applications in person to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Suite 112 Jack K. Williams Administration Building, or by email to ogaps-grad-recruit@tamu.edu no later than 5:00pm, Friday, July 20th. Students will be notified in September of the department’s decision. If an offer is made, the online application at Apply Texas must be completed no later than September 30th, 2018.

Students are highly encouraged to take the GRE by November 2018 and submit scores to their department, if accepted. GRE scores factor in to Fellowship and Assistantship decisions.

What are the benefits of applying early?

An early decision enables students to focus their efforts on applying for funding during their senior year, rather than applying to graduate programs. This allows students to take full advantage of funding opportunities.

In addition, all students admitted to Texas A&M University through the Early Graduate Admissions Program receive high consideration for appropriate level Fellowships such as the Graduate Diversity Fellowship.

Participating Departments Summer 2018

Participating Departments will be available on June 2, 2018!

Biological & Ag Engineering PHD in BAEN, MS in BAEN, MS in AGSM
Soil and Crop Sciences PHD and MS in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Soil Science
Biochemistry & Biophysics                                       PhD in Biochemistry
Construction Science MS in Construction Management 
Educational Psychology Bilingual Education Master’s Online Program
Bilingual Education Master’s Degree Program\Teacher Leadership Cohort  
Biomedical Engineering PhD, MS, MEN
Chemical Engineering PhD, MS, MEN
Computer Sci & Engineering MS Computer Science (thesis), MS Computer Engineering (thesis)
Civil Engineering MS, MEN 
Electrical & Computer Engineering ME, MS and PhD in EE and CE
Industrial & Systems Engineering MS ENSM, MS IE, and MENG IE
Mechanical Engineering PhD, MS, MEN
Materials Science & Eng PhD, MS, MEN
Nuclear Engineering PhD, MS
Ocean Engineering PhD, MS, MEN
Petroleum Engineering PhD, MS, MEN
Geography PhD, MS
Psychological and Brain Sciences PhD in Psychology,  PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology  
Statistics PhD, MS
Genetics PhD
Marine Biology PhD in Marine Biology, MS in Marine Biology, Master of Marine Resources Management, and Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics
Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences MPH in Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences
Environmental and Occupational Health MPH in Occupational Safety & Health,       MPH in Environmental Health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH in Epidemiology,   MPH Biostatistics
Health Policy and Management MPH in Health Policy & Management