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Graduate Studies 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 Graduate Studies is the responsibility of the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). The Graduate Council, comprised of all graduate coordinators, assists the DGS in establishing graduate rules and standard administrative procedures. The DGS promotes the mission and goals of the Office of Graduate Studies and the authority to act for the administration and Graduate Council within limits of policy.


Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University-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 effective education and research, while increasing regional, state, national, and global connections for all scholars.


Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University – 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 and research seek continuous improvement through benchmark assessments including internal and external peer-review.


Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University – Central Texas provide 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