Graduate Admissions Procedures

Admission to the Graduate School

Admission to the Graduate School is overseen by the dean of the Graduate School. Applicants seeking admission must present the following credentials and materials indicating their ability to successfully pursue graduate-level work:

  1. Current A&M-Central Texas undergraduates should complete the Quick Admissions application. Students who are new to A&M-Central Texas must submit a completed application for graduate admissions by visiting Applications must be received by the deadlines indicated in the current university calendar.
  2. Submit official transcript(s). Provide official copies of transcript(s) from each previously attended college or university. Transcripts must indicate the date of degree conferral for the baccalaureate and/or graduate degree and must convey good standing. Official transcripts must be delivered in sealed envelopes to the Office of the Graduate School, or emailed by secure electronic transcripts exchange (e.g. eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearing House, Parchment, or Credentials Solutions) from participating institutions directly to
  3. If required, scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) should be sent directly to the Graduate School by the respective testing service.
  4. Provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination for students aged 21 and under.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, individual departments may set additional standards for admission to degree programs, subject to administrative approval. For further information regarding additional admission requirements for specific programs, please contact the respective graduate coordinator. Contact information is available from the Graduate School.

Transfer Students within U.S.

Applicants to A&M-Central Texas who have attempted graduate-level credit at another regionally accredited U.S. institution subsequent to attaining a bachelor’s degree will be considered transfer students.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the re-enrollment criteria of their most recent educational institution and furnish official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.

For individuals who have previously been enrolled at A&M-Central Texas, both transfer credits and coursework completed at A&M-Central Texas will be amalgamated to calculate a cumulative GPA. It's important to note that developmental coursework and similar non-college credits from transfers will not be factored into the calculation of the requisite GPA for eligibility for transfer admission.

Sexual Assault Prevention Training

In compliance with Texas House Bill No. 699 and the Campus Save Act/Clery Act, A&M-Central Texas mandates orientation/training sessions regarding the university's sexual assault policy. This orientation/training is compulsory for all incoming and transfer students. Students will receive the necessary training materials via their student email within the initial two weeks of the semester. Failure to complete this mandatory training will result in students being unable to advance from one semester to the next until the training requirement is fulfilled.