Graduate and Professional Program Outcomes

Texas A&M University’s former graduate and professional students are doing incredible things with their degrees. Get inspired to forge your own path to success at the Graduate and Professional School.

Aggies, You Make Us Proud!

You can find Texas A&M’s former students leading positive change just about anywhere you look. Whether in academia or industry, Aggies are service-oriented thought leaders who take care of each other and their communities. Some of them are doing groundbreaking research that’s saving lives and helping our environment. Others are providing compassionate, competent health care.

No matter how they choose to contribute — whether they’re focused on making a local impact or a global one — Aggies are working together to make our world a better place.

The Aggie Advantage

Texas A&M’s former students have a reputation for being hard workers, innovative thinkers and dedicated community members. They also have connections across the world, thanks to the size and diversity of the Aggie family. These connections give Aggies an edge in today’s competitive job market.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

To ensure that we’re providing the best possible graduate or professional education, we periodically survey former students to see how they’re using their degrees and whether they feel their time at Texas A&M prepared them well for the future. The vast majority of students who responded are using their degrees, and the skills they learned here are preparing them for long-term career success.

Outcomes by the Numbers


Of former doctoral students reported working in a field related to their degree

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*


Of former doctoral students reported that their degree prepared them well or extremely well for their career

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*


52% of former doctoral students reported an adjusted gross income of at least $100,000.

CGS PhD Career Pathways Alumni Survey, 2019*

* Response Rate = 32% of 1,739 Alumni Sampled


Former students also set an impressive trend for number of doctoral degrees awarded and how quickly these advanced degrees are earned. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), doctoral degrees often take between seven to ten years (or longer) to complete; Aggies average closer to six years.

5.96 YEARS

Average doctoral time to degree



Doctoral degrees awarded in 2019-2020



Nationally in number of doctoral degrees granted



CNGLS Outcome Data

Texas A&M is proud to be a member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science. Coalition members commit to collecting and publicly sharing data across a number of domains. The end objective is to increase transparency, improve training outcomes and enhance recruitment and retention efforts aimed at diversifying the life sciences.


Explore Salaries & Placements

We periodically ask our graduating Aggies and former students to share salary and job placement data, which helps students understand which program can help them reach their goals and make a smart investment.

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Master's Degree Outcomes

Former master’s students are periodically surveyed to see how they feel their degree programs prepared them for their current jobs, and whether those jobs are in a related field. An overwhelming majority responded positively, showing what an impact a few years of graduate education can do to help you meet your goals.


Of former master's students reported working in a field related to their degree

OGAPS Master's Alumni Survey, 2019*


Of former master's students reported that their degree prepared them well or extremely well for their career

OGAPS Master's Alumni Survey, 2019*


53% of former master's respondents reported an adjusted gross income of at least $70,000.

OGAPS Master's Alumni Survey, 2019*

* Response Rate = 18% of 5,141 Alumni Sampled


The time to earn a master’s at Texas A&M is only about two years, and many degree programs are offered online through Distance Education. With a master’s program, you can boost your skills and become highly marketable without putting your career on hold.

2.01 YEARS

Average Master's time to degree



Master's degrees awarded in 2019-2020



Master's completion rate within 3 years, fall 2019


Write You Own Success Story

One of the best things about being an Aggie is the fact that you know you don’t have to tackle challenges alone — the Aggie family has your back. This system of support is why so many Aggies can achieve their goals. Explore the following resources to see how we can support you, too.

Academic Success Resources

Whether you’re looking for a resource to help you with a specific skill such as writing or are looking for 1:1 support from a mentor, there are many academic success resources available to graduate and professional Aggies.


Professional Development

Graduate and professional students have many opportunities to engage in activities that help them develop professional skills that complement the discipline-specific knowledge gained in their degree programs.


Career Center

The Career Center can help you learn to write a compelling resume or CV, explore jobs, prepare for interviews, find networking opportunities and more.


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