Academic Success Resources

Texas A&M University’s Graduate and Professional School offers a host of services to support progress in your academic pursuits, ensuring that you have the tools for success.

Success at Every Step of the Way

Our goal at Texas A&M is to make the journey to your degree as smooth and manageable as possible. Below, you’ll find a variety of academic resources that can help you navigate your degree program and support you personal, professional and academic development.


THESIS & DISSERTATION SERVICES

Texas A&M’s Thesis and Dissertation Services provides you with the resources you need to successfully navigate the thesis or dissertation process, from pre-submission to clearance for graduation.

VISIT THESIS & DISSERTATION SERVICES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

To be eligible for admission to a graduate or professional program at Texas A&M University, or to receive graduate funding that carries teaching responsibilities, international applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency. Here, you’ll find all you need to know about confirming your English language competency.

HOW TO DEMONSTRATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Texas A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work climate that is conducive to the intellectual, personal, professional development of every member of our community. If a student feels unfairly treated or discriminated against by faculty, staff, or other students, there are formal and informal avenues for graduate and professional students to file appeals, report grievances, or request assistance with conflict resolution.

HOW TO RESOLVE A CONFLICT SITUATION

Ombuds

The Texas A&M University graduate Ombuds Officer serves as an informal, independent, neutral, and confidential resource for graduate and professional students, staff, faculty, and administrators to discuss questions and concerns related to graduate education.

SPEAK WITH THE OMBUDS OFFICER

Completing Your Degree

Obtaining a graduate degree involves the synchronization of many moving parts. The Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional School Processing Team is working hard to ensure a smooth process from matriculation to graduation. Here, you’ll find links and information for everything you need to know to successfully complete your degree.

Resources for Degree Completion

Fostering Academic Growth & Development

The Graduate and Professional School does more than offer you the basic tools for attaining a graduate education. We also create and oversee training and mentoring programs to help graduate student teachers, researchers and future faculty reach the pinnacle of their abilities. By taking advantage of these resources, you will be able to strengthen and refine your academic skills and mine your educational experience for the best value in Texas.


TRAINING

Training resources aim to familiarize you with the proper procedures and requirements for success in the various duties related to your degree.


Teaching

TATEP is intended to improve undergraduate teaching, enhance the classroom experiences of Graduate Teaching Assistants (TA), and respond to the need for more systematic preparation and evaluation of TAs. For international TAs, it will supplement programs already in place to evaluate and promote English language competency.

DIVISION OF RESEARCH RCR REQUIRMENTS

Research

Texas A&M is committed to supporting responsible and ethical conduct of research and scholarship among its faculty, staff, and students. As such, the University follows federal, state, and university guidelines regarding Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

LEARN MORE ABOUT RCR

DIVISION OF RESEARCH RCR REQUIRMENTS

MENTORING

The Graduate and Professional School provides guidelines and development tools intended to be useful to all within the TAMU community who have mentoring roles related to graduate education. We understand the importance of mentor-mentee relationships and seek to support and recognize the contributions of mentoring relationships to high quality graduate and professional education. We work to support those roles and responsibilities while elevating the intended values and culture we hope to provide for graduate and professional students at our institutions.


Mentoring Framework

The graduate student-faculty relationship is one of the most iconic and long-term examples of mentoring. This relationship has long been integral to the assimilation, accommodation, and transformation of knowledge across all academic disciplines. The quality of this relationship has been found to be one of the most important determinants of graduate student satisfaction with the graduate school experience. Our Graduate Mentoring Framework provides the foundation for the values and culture surrounding graduate and professional student mentoring.

MENTORING FRAMEWORK

Doctoral Student Feedback and Profile System

The Doctoral Student Feedback and Profile System, built in partnership with Interfolio, offers a range of advantages to students, faculty members, and program administrators. Students will have greater access to all information related to degree progress and will receive regular, robust feedback from their doctoral advisor(s) and doctoral committee members.

DOCTORAL STUDENT FEEDBACK AND PROFILE SYSTEM

Personal and Professional Support

Your academic success is central to the mission and function of Texas A&M as a whole. Check out the university-wide resources below to discover more tips and tools that can enhance progress toward your degree.

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.

PD OPPORTUNITIES

G.R.A.D. AGGIES

Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources

The Graduate and Professional School connects students with Texas A&M’s mental health and wellbeing resources so they can reach their personal, academic and professional goals.

WELLBEING RESOURCES

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL

Writing Center

The University Writing Center provides tools and advising services to help improve your writing and public speaking skills. They offer special services and resources for grad students. 

WRITING CENTER

Graduate and Professional School: Here For You

The Graduate and Professional School staff work to support Aggies who are pursuing graduate degrees or professional certifications at Texas A&M. We are a resource for students, faculty and staff.

MEET THE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL STAFF

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