Early Graduate Admissions Program

For Summer Undergraduate Research Students

Early Graduate Admissions (EGA) 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 2021. Students who apply early will know if they have been admitted to the University in September 2020. 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 17th. 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 28th, 2020.

Students are highly encouraged to take the GRE by November 2020 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 2020

Participating Departments will be available on June 8, 2020! 


Department Program Level Participation: Accepting previous year REU Experiences
Ag Leadership, Ed & Comm MS (Thesis Option), PhD Yes
Biological & Ag Engineering All Yes
Biochemistry & Biophysics PhD No, 2019 only
Entomology MS and PhD Yes
Construction Science MS in Constuction Management Yes
Public Service and Administration MPSA Yes
Biomedical Engineering MS, MEN, PhD Yes
Chemical Engineering MS and PhD Yes
Computer Sci & Engineering MS Only Yes
Electrical & Computer Engineering ME, MS, PhD Yes
Mechanical Engineering ME, MS, PhD Yes
Materials Science & Eng MSEN, MENGR, MS, PhD Yes
Nuclear Engineering ME, MS, PhD Yes
Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution MS in Engineering Technology  Yes
Geography MS, PhD, and MGSC Last summer only
Genetics PhD Last summer, forward
Marine Biology MS (Thesis option) and PhD Yes
Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences MPH No, 2019 only
Environmental and Occupational Health MPH in Occupational Health & Safety; MPH in Environmental Health No, 2019 only
Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH No, 2019 only