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 2022. Students who apply early will know if they have been admitted to the University in September 2021. If you have questions concerning eligibility, please contact the Graduate and Professional School at 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 Graduate and Professional School, 204 Nagle Hall, or by email to grad-recruit@tamu.edu no later than 5:00pm, Friday, July 16th, 2021. Students will be notified in September of the department’s decision. If an offer is made, the online application to Texas A&M University must be completed no later than September 27th, 2021.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit all application materials by 5:00pm, Friday, July 23, 2021

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 Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program.

Participating Departments Summer 2021

Department Programs
Ag Leadership, Ed and Communication MS (non-thesis)
Atmospheric Sciences MS, PhD
Biochemistry PhD
Biological & Agricultural Eng MS (thesis), MS (non-thesis), PhD
Biomedical Engineering MS, MSEng, PhD
Chemical Engineering MS (CHEN), MS (SENG), PhD (CHEN)
Civil Engineering MS, ME, PhD
Computer Science & Engineering MS-CPSC, MCS-CPSC, MS-CECN
Construction Science Master of Science in Construction Management
Entomology MS, PhD
Environmental and Occupational Health MPH (Occ Health and Safety), MPH (Envir Health)
Geography MS, MGS, PhD
Health Promotion and Community Health Services MPH
Industrial & Systems Engineering MS, ME
Land Arch & Urban Planning MUP,  MLA, MLPD
Marine Resources Management Masters of Marine Resources Management 
Materials Science & Engineering MS, MEng, PhD
Mechanical Engineering MS
Nuclear Engineering ME, MS, PhD
Public Service & Administration Master of Public Service and Administration
Toxicology MS, PhD

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