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 2018. Students who apply early will know if they have been admitted to the University in September 2017. 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 21st. 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, 2017.

Students are highly encouraged to take the GRE by November 2017 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 2017

College Department 2017-2018 Participant Degrees
Agriculture & Life Sciences Agricultural Economics Yes MS, PhD
Agriculture & Life Sciences Biological & Agricultural Engineering Yes ME, MS, PHD
Architecture Landscape Architechture & Urban Planning Yes MUP, MLA, or MLPD program
Mays Business School Marketing Yes MS
Engineering Chemical Engineering Yes MS
Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Yes Master of CS, MENG in CS, MS in CS, MS in Computer Engineering
Engineering Civil Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Yes MENG IE, MS ENSM, MS IE
Engineering Mechanical Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Nuclear Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Ocean Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Engineering Petroleum Engineering Yes MENG, MS, PHD
Geosciences Atmospheric Sciences Yes  
Geosciences Geography Yes MS, PhD
Liberal Arts Psychology Yes PhD
Interdisciplinary Agribusiness Yes MAB and ABME
Interdisciplinary Energy Yes MS in Energy
Interdisciplinary Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences Yes  
Interdisciplinary Subsea Engineering Yes MENG
Interdisciplinary Toxicology Yes MS and PhD in Toxicology
Interdisciplinary Water Management  Yes MS and Master of Water Management