About Us

About Us

“Howdy” and welcome to Texas A&M University! If you’re looking for a top-ranked graduate or professional education, a diverse and welcoming community, peers and faculty who challenge you, and world-class professional and research opportunities, you’ve come to the right place.

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Our Vision

The Texas A&M Graduate and Professional School aspires to be a globally recognized leader in student-centered graduate and professional education at the forefront of innovation, diversity, and excellence.

Our Mission

The Graduate and Professional School collaborates with graduate faculty, academic leaders, and staff throughout the University to advance academic excellence, champion equity, and support student success.

Our Values

The following values drive all that we do in the Graduate and Professional School to advance graduate education on our campus and beyond:

  • Innovative excellence: Enable transformative scholarship, research, and education that improves Texas, the nation, and the world.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Value people’s unique identities and backgrounds, foster a learning environment where all can thrive, and strengthen a sense of belonging for all students.
  • Student centeredness: Promote student health, well-being, and success in all we do.
  • Collaborative community: Work collectively with all graduate faculty, staff, programs, schools, and offices to achieve common goals.

Focus on the Future

Where We're Headed: A Decade Of Excellence

Throughout our evolution, Texas A&M’s success and contemporary significance has been underpinned by strategically planning our direction and focus to always position ourselves ahead of the curve. The Texas A&M 2020–2025 strategic plan, Decade of Excellence, embraces Texas A&M’s tradition of future-oriented preparedness and embraces our brightest potential. A main priority of the Strategic Plan is to elevate graduate and professional education. In leading the charge to achieve that goal, the Graduate and Professional School followed the university's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan with it's own 2021-2026 Strategic Plan. 

View The Texas A&M 2020-2025 Strategic Plan View the Graduate and Professional School 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Graduate School Task Force

The Graduate School Task Force was created in 2020 to facilitate our transition from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies to the Graduate and Professional School.

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Various committees ensure that we’re following our guiding principles and considering input from students, faculty and staff when making decisions about the Graduate and Professional Education.

Graduate Operations Committee (GOC)

The Graduate Operations Committee serves as an advisory body to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate and Professional School. It focuses primarily on operations and procedures regarding the administration of graduate education throughout the University. Each academic college is represented on the GOC by the associate dean (or other named individual) responsible for graduate studies in that college.


College Committees on Graduate Instruction (GIC)

The College Committees on Graduate Instruction are responsible for making recommendations concerning graduate course offerings, general policies on graduate instruction and for other matters pertaining to graduate studies in each college. Members include Graduate Program Directors and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, who acts as Chair.

GIC Resources From The Knowledge Center

Graduate and Professional Council (GPC)

The Graduate and Professional Council is composed of representatives from the graduate faculty at Texas A&M. The Council develops and maintains policies and procedures pertaining to graduate programs at the university. The Council’s function includes long-range planning, recommendation of new programs and courses, evaluation of existing programs and courses, and facilitation of university accreditation. Members include GIC chairs, Graduate Program Directors and Graduate Faculty.

GPC Resources From The Knowledge Center

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)

The Graduate and Professional Student Government advocates for graduate and professional students, supporting the extracurricular environment so that they can be successful academically. They host events such as Grad Camp, Student Research Week and Interdisciplinary Dinners.


How Can We Help?

Connect With The Graduate And Professional School

Do you have questions about graduate and professional studies, or need help from an expert? If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the knowledge center, you can reach out to Graduate and Professional School teams with the contact information below.

Graduate and Professional School

Address: 204 Nagle Hall, College Station, TX 77843

Email: grad@tamu.edu

Phone: 979-845-3631

Fax: 979-862-1692

Mail Stop: TAMU 1113

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Office Hours


8AM to 12PM and 1PM to 5PM

Not Sure Who to Contact?

If you have a question or challenge but aren’t sure who can help, you can explore the Graduate and Professional School’s areas of expertise and learn how to get in touch with the right office, faculty or staff member at Texas A&M University.

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From the Knowledge Center

Can I change the disbursement duration of my fellowship/assistantship? (EX: change from a 9 month disbursement to a 12 month or vice versa)
Can I choose who will hood me at graduation?
Can I take a leave of absence from my studies?
Can my degree plan be moved ahead in the queue because I need to register for OPT/CPT?