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Required Application Materials

Online Application

A completed on-line application through Texas A&M GradCas System must be submitted. Please note that materials cannot be accepted via email attachment. The online application fee cannot be waived or paid for by the department .


Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485 (Immigrants to the United States only)

Permanent residents must submit a copy of the front side of their Permanent Resident card or proof of issuance of an I-551. Applicants for permanent residency must submit a copy of their I-485 indicating that an application to adjust status to permanent resident is pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University.

Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts. Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through AVOW, SPEEDE, eScrip-SAFE or National Clearing House. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted. If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required. Please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope. Please mail this envelope, with the seal unbroken and the registrar's signature intact, to the Office of Admissions and Records at the address below. 

DOMESTIC Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001



INTERNATIONAL Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002


GRE (for required programs only)

Required GRE scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the University locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.



All international applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate English-language proficiency by taking one of the following tests:


Minimum required scores are 550 for paper-based testing (TOEFL PBT), 80 for internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT), and 6.0 overall band for IELTS.


Resume and Statement of Purpose

Resumes should include your employment history, educational record, publications, awards, or community/volunteer experiences you may have. Please upload your resume and statement of purpose to the Texas A&M GradCas System



A PDF or hardcopy of portfolio is required only for applicants to the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program. For international applicants, To ensure that your official transcripts and other supporting documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet with all documents you submit in support of your application. 

The portfolio should showcase recent, high-quality work, and will be judged on both content and overall design. Applicants without professional training may submit work that shows other evidence of creativity (studio art, construction/renovation, furniture design, etc.) and clearly demonstrates interest in the proposed subject field. Any material that is not entirely the applicant's own work must be clearly identified.

Mail portfolio to the following address:

Master of Landscape Architecture
Thena Morris
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, 
Texas A&M University, Mail Stop 3137
College Station, TX 77843-3137


Writing Sample

A recent publication, report or writing sample is required only for applicants to the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science (URSC). 

The publication, report or writing sample should support the applicant's Statement of Purpose and clearly demonstrate research and writing abilities and/or analytical skills. 


Please upload your writing sample to the Texas A&M GradCas System.  


Graduate applicants should provide THREE letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). 

Applicants can access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Complete and submit your admission and scholarship applications online. If you are new to the Texas A&M GradCas System, you will need to create a user account before starting your application.