Academics

Academics

If you’re looking for some of the best master’s and doctoral programs in the United States, you’ve come to the right place. Texas A&M University offers many nationally ranked graduate and professional programs — in part due to robust research, educational and professional development opportunities. No matter your goals Texas A&M can help you reach them.

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Explore Graduate And Professional Programs

With more than 260 graduate and professional programs to choose from, you can pursue your passion at Texas A&M. Many of our schools, colleges and programs are nationally ranked and our faculty are world renowned. No matter your field, you can expect a quality education that will help you reach your academic and professional goals.

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Learn how to apply to graduate or professional programs at Texas A&M. Let us know if you have questions — the Graduate and Professional School and Office of Admissions are here to help you every step of the way.

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Master's Degrees

Our master’s degrees can give you the skills and knowledge to excel professionally, whether you choose a course-based or research-based option.

Doctoral Degrees

Whether you’re interested in earning a research or professional doctorate, you’ll find a program to help you reach the pinnacle of your field.

Interdisciplinary Programs

These master’s and doctoral programs are for students who want to work across disciplines in a real-world interdisciplinary studies environment.

Academic Success Resources

Earning an advanced degree can be one of the most challenging things you do. You will face rigorous academic standards and high expectations at Texas A&M — but there are countless support structures to help you every step of the way.

When you join the Aggie family, you get a network of support for life. You’ll find expert faculty mentors who get to know you and your goals. Academic and career advisors will ensure you stay on track to earn your degree on your planned schedule. Graduate and Professional School staff will connect you with resources for everything from professional development to funding to mental health and wellbeing (and everything in between).

Master's Degrees

From Funding to Wellbeing, We’ve Got Your Back

Our master’s degrees can give you the skills and knowledge to excel professionally, whether you choose a course-based or research-based option.

Training

Develop Your Research or Teaching Skills

Whether you’re working in a research environment or supporting teaching, we have training to help you excel in your current job and future career.

Research Mentoring

A Community of Support

Build relationships with faculty mentors and learn how to make the most of your experience as a mentee.

Outcomes

An education from Texas A&M can take you incredible places. Explore what some of our former students are doing now to see where their degrees have taken them.

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Professional Development

The Graduate and Professional School promotes and expands opportunities for graduate students to engage in professional development activities that will prepare them for future careers — whether in academia, industry, government, nonprofit organizations or elsewhere. These activities help graduate students develop professional skills to complement the discipline-specific knowledge gained in their degree program.

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G.R.A.D. Aggies

Participate in professional development and earn certificates you can reference on your resume or CV and prepare for professional life after graduate school. Expand your skill set and your network by engaging with workshops, seminars, training events and other online resources.

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Career Center

Support Tailored to Your Career Goals

Comprehensive career planning and employment services, including career advisors for every graduate and professional program.

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Funding Is Available for Professional Development

The Graduate and Professional School provides financial support for graduate students to participate in research and skill development.

CIRTL@TAMU

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

Teaching Assistants and Aspiring faculty can learn effective teaching practices with the CIRTL program.

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RESEARCH AT TEXAS A&M

As one of only 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), Texas A&M is home to world-class research across a range of disciplines. As a graduate student, you will find unparalleled opportunities to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems alongside renowned faculty.

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Funding Opportunities

Financial Support for Graduate and Professional Students

Texas A&M offers a variety of funding and aid that can subsidize the cost of your graduate education. We also offer a variety of resources to support graduate students developing applications for external fellowships and scholarships. That way, you can focus on contributing to your academic discipline.

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Opportunities in Every College and School

You’ll find students and faculty undertaking innovative research projects across Texas A&M’s colleges, schools and branch campuses. No matter your degree, there are research opportunities for you.

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Stories About Aggie Researchers Leading the Way

Aggies are making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, creating new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. Read articles about the research we’re conducting now.

Graduate and Professional Data

Texas A&M University collects and publishes data to increase transparency of areas from admissions, degrees awarded and retention to campus climate and career outcomes.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL DATA

CNGLS

Coalition for Next Generation Life Science

This initiative increases transparency, improves training outcomes and enhances recruitment and retention efforts aimed at diversifying the life sciences.

Campus Climate

Survey Data about the Graduate Experience

Current students share their experiences and perspectives at Texas A&M University.

Best Practices for Graduate and Professional Education

The Graduate and Professional School works with partners across Texas A&M as well as other research institutions to make graduate and professional education stronger, improve outcomes and increase diversity in advanced degree programs and the professoriate.

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TRANSFORMATIVE DOCTORAL EDUCATION MODEL

Given the key challenges of current doctoral education, such as high attrition, long time to degree, ill-suited training and underdeveloped skills, Texas A&M’s Center for Teaching Excellence developed the Transformative Doctoral Education Model (TDEM) in close partnership with the Graduate and Professional School. Its overarching goal is to transform the doctoral student into a multidimensional, adaptive scholar, so that the students of today can effectively and meaningfully solve the problems of tomorrow.

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AGEP Projects

Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

These projects aim to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority doctoral students who enter the professoriate.

IMSD Projects

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

Funded by an NIH training grant, this program is designed to develop a diverse pool of well-trained biomedical scientists with Ph.D.s.

CGS Projects

Coalition for Next Generation Life Science


Aggie Life: Academic Accomplishments

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The View from Harrington Tower

With anticipation of getting lost on campus, I had arrived to class a solid 30 minutes early. I made sure I was in the correct classroom as I walked in the door and quickly chose a seat toward the back of the class. I couldn@t help but feel nervous as I sat down in the cool seat and gave a nod to my classmates who had already arrived for our first day of class. I tucked my new backpack under the desk as I realized it had been four years since I had been in a classroom setting.@ Although I had sworn I would never enroll in graduate school, here I was sitting in my first class. I couldn@t have been more thankful for the opportunity to study at Texas A@M University...

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Give Yourself Some Grace

The life of a full time professional and full time PhD student is tough. There isn@t any way to sugar coat the reality of working 40 hours, being IN class 6 hours, and keeping up with an online class. Yes, I make a conscious decision to continue working and power through coursework, but that doesn@t take away from the stress, busyness, and chaos...

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Tales of the Traveling Aggie

The year 2016 come to an end pretty quickly and I can@t believe it. This year went by so fast I am in awe just to think that in just 5 months I will be graduating from my master@s degree.

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Working Towards Goals 0.01% at a Time

Working towards goals often is intimidating. Big goals and dreams can seem unattainable. I@ve tricked myself into actually working towards the things and habits I want, and it@s totally changed my perspective! Maybe my experience can help you, too.