Why Texas A&M

Graduate and professional studies at Texas A&M University give students the skills, support, experience and mentorship they need to make an impact in their fields, careers and communities.

You Can Make a Difference Here

There are many reasons to earn your master’s or doctoral degree at Texas A&M. People join the Aggie family — as students, faculty and staff — because they want to drive positive change at a local, national and global scale. If you’re also driven to make a difference, , Texas A&M could be right for you. When you become a part of our Graduate and Professional School, you become a part of Aggieland, whether that is on our main campus or on a branch campus. Check out what it is like to live on or near our main campus.

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Top Five Reasons to Attend Texas A&M For Graduate or Professional School


Texas A&M has earned reputation for excellence through high-quality academic programs, expert faculty, commitment to research and alumni outcomes. As an institution, we’ve been ranked at the top for state, national and global levels. Many of our colleges and schools have also earned top rankings and national recognition for the quality of their graduate and professional programs.



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With more than 260 graduate and professional programs to choose from — many of which are nationally ranked — you can pursue your passion at Texas A&M and achieve your academic, personal and professional goals.

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#2: Power Of The Aggie Network

At Texas A&M, you are not only equipped with the tools needed to be an effective advocate, but you also have the strength of the Aggie Network behind you. Aggies are known for their character, determination and uncommon loyalty to their alma mater and to their fellow former students. Joining the Aggie family gives you an instant connection to the nearly 600,000 current and former students, faculty and staff of the university who are eager to help you succeed in your program and your profession.


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It’s the Aggie Family that sets Texas A&M apart from other universities. I don’t think you will find another campus with a staff and student body that cares for each other like this one.
Former Student

#3: One-Of-A-Kind Research Opportunities

As a graduate or professional student, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to do research that inspires you. Texas A&M is a Tier-1 research institution holding the elite triple land-, sea- and space-grant designations. Research conducted at Texas A&M averages annual expenditures of almost $1 billion, enabling our world-class faculty and outstanding students to collaborate to continually develop new understanding through research and creativity.


Research is at the core of what we do at Texas A&M University.


You'll work closely with some of the best and brightest faculty members in the world at Texas A&M. Our more than 3,500 faculty members include winners of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize and National Medal of Science — and every one of them is dedicated to preparing the next generation of leaders and making life-changing discoveries. The Graduate and Professional School offers formal mentoring and training opportunities, so you’ll find plenty of chances to learn from the best.


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Texas A&M taught me perseverance and to never give up on anything, including my career aspirations.
Mikee Tinsay
Former Student

#5: Holistic Support For Students

It’s important to Texas A&M that every student has the comprehensive support they need to reach their goals. The Graduate and Professional School coordinates a variety of resources to ensure that you can excel academically, professionally and personally and bring your full self to your program. This holistic support ensures that you can thrive during your program and graduate with the skills, confidence and experience to lead, no matter what you do.

Academic Success Resources

Whether you’re looking for mentoring, TA training, thesis or dissertation guidance, research pointers or any other kind of academic support, the graduate school is here to help.


Professional Development

Our robust professional development program will give you the tools to excel in your career. You can even earn a certificate to put on your resume or CV through Graduate Resources and Development for Aggies (GRAD Aggies).


Wellbeing and Mental Health

You can do your best work when you’re happy and healthy. Find resources to support your mental and physical health.


A Bonus Reason: Exceptional Outcomes

You’ll gain experience that will prepare you to excel and lead in your field, career and community. Come explore the data about graduate and professional outcomes and start envisioning your own path to success at Texas A&M.

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A select group of young scientists gathered at Texas A&M University last week in preparation for the upcoming 73rd Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany. The young scientists — a total of 32 students and post-doctoral researchers from across the country — will join more than 600 of their peers from around the world at this year’s meetings, set for June 30-July 5.

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