Graduate School Information


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved graduate degree programs at the master's level for Tarleton State University on November 26, 1969, and for A&M-Central Texas through Tarleton State University on May 26, 2009. Meeting in special session at College Station, the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University Systems granted approval on December 4, 1969, for three initial master's-level programs, setting the fall semester of 1971 as the effective date of graduate course offerings for the programs.


Administration of the Graduate School is the responsibility of the Director of the Graduate School. The Graduate Council, comprised  graduate coordinators from each college, assists the Director of the Graduate School in establishing graduate policies and standard administrative procedures. The Director of the Graduate School promotes the mission and goals of the Graduate School and has the authority to act for the administration and Graduate Council within the limits of policy.


The Graduate School at A&M-Central Texas aspires to provide accessible and rigorous graduate programs and research within an applied framework. We are dedicated to providing the highest cognitive and affective education and research, while increasing regional, state, national, and global connections for all scholars.


The Graduate School at A&M-Central Texas is a diverse mixture of educator-scholars and learners committed to accessibility and excellence in graduate education, service, and research to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities. All graduate programs strive for continuous improvement through benchmark assessments, including internal and external peer-review.


The Graduate School at A&M-Central Texas provides support to the university core values within a framework based on “Service of Excellence.”

University Core Values

  • Excellence & Achievement
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Diversity
  • Initiative
  • Collaboration