URSC Admissions

Application Deadline

Application deadline is December 1st. 
Complete application packages received after December 1st cannot be assured full consideration. 
Applications received prior to April 15th may be considered as openings permit. 
No applications will be considered after April 15th.

On-Line Application

A completed Apply Texas application. 
Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable $50 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application.

Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University. Checks or money orders are accepted provided they display an agency bank in the United States and have magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) routing numbers at the bottom.

The $50 fee required of U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be waived only in exceptional cases for low-income applicants and McNair Scholars. To receive the waiver, low-income applicants must submit a letter from their financial aid advisor or other officer qualified to verify financial need. McNair Scholars must submit a letter from their McNair Program Director verifying their status as a McNair Scholar in good standing to receive the fee waiver. Waiver request documentation should include the applicant's full name, address, date of birth, application semester, the name and title of the verifying officer and date of the request. Documentation should be sent to Graduate Admissions at the address listed below.

The departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Engineering will pay the application fee for prospective students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or international applicants who expect to receive a B.S. or M.S. from an accredited institution in the U.S.

Official Transcripts and Records

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.

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

Institutions that use the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Many universities can use the electronic format. Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts.

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. 

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

Test Scores

Required test scores (GRE or GMAT) 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 and Records. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores (Department code not needed). Contact the department to which you are applying for information regarding the reporting of GMAT scores.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). 
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). 
Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485.

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.

Department-specific items

The following items are department specific and should be submitted to your individual department.

Master level degree required

A master level degree is required for admissions to the URSC program. Applicants admitted prior to completion of their master level degree are admitted contingent upon completion of the degree prior to enrollment at Texas A&M University. Applicants failing to meet this contingency must reapply.

Letters of Recommendation

Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations 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). Please be aware that TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application. 

Applicants to certain majors may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS) through the Howdy Portal (http://howdy.tamu.edu) or http://applicant.tamu.edu

Applicants to CPSY, EPSY, SPSY, EDTC, EDAD, and EHRD are advised to contact their department for instruction on submitting recommendation.

Statement of Purpose or Essay

Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose. This may be accomplished by completing the Essay portion of the Apply Texas application online at www.applytexas.org. Applicants who prefer to send the Statement of Purpose separately may do so by submitting it in a word document format.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Graduate applicants are required to submit a either a Resume or Curriculum Vitae to their departments.

Mail your Application

All credentials should be sent to:

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

Credentials sent via overnight mail (or presented in person) should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Rd, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200