Graduate students in the College of Science at Texas A&M are immersed in the highest quality science education, scholarly research, and technical expertise, ensuring their ability to succeed and also to give back to the people and industries of Texas and the nation. With eight master’s and eight doctoral programs to choose from, our students make discoveries and solve real-world problems while becoming the next generation of scientific leaders. Long after graduation, our students continue to play a key role in helping Texas A&M succeed in its mission to become one of the nation’s top 10 public institutions.

How to Apply

To apply for admission to a graduate program in the College of Science, you should contact specific departmental pro­grams directly. Because all admission decisions are made by the respective depart­ment, any questions concerning admis­sions, fellowships, deadlines, etc., should be directed to departmental graduate advisors or recruiters.

BiologyChemistryMathematicsPhysics & AstronomyStatistics

General Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (background, reasons for pursuing study, etc.)
  • Official transcripts from all senior-level, post-secondary institutions
  • GRE score (Department of Mathematics only)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score (if native language is not English)

Degrees

In addition to the degree paths listed above, our graduate students have access to several additional inter­disciplinary degree programs housed in other colleges, including those in biotechnology, genetics, molecular and environmental plant sciences, toxicology, and reproductive biology.

Assistantships & Fellowships

The College of Science fully funds virtually all doctoral graduate students with competitive financial support packages. This support includes stipend, tuition payments and healthcare benefits, which are associated with employment as graduate research or teaching assistantships. Taking into account the possibility of paid or waived tuition, benefits and stipends, total compensation for a College of Science graduate student can approach $35,000 per year.

Three types of graduate assistantships (teaching, research, non-teaching) are available through the college and its departments, as well as in university-affiliated agencies and administrative offices. Salaries range from $19,350 to $30,000 per year, depending on the department and position.

In addition, more than $500,000 of Texas A&M fellowships are allocated to science graduate students annually. Our students are also highly competitive for National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other foundation-funded graduate fellowships and awards.

Graduate Research

The key role of higher education is producing two things: discoveries and the people who make the discoveries. From the tiniest molecules to the most expansive galaxies, Texas A&M Science faculty and students have a hand in research that spans disciplines and has important human ties. Through discovery and innovation, our graduate students and various research programs are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. We recognize that tomorrow’s answers are by-products of today’s questions – solutions that require an increasingly interdisciplinary approach to enable breakthroughs. Such groundbreaking advances thrive in our culture of discovery in which the pursuit of basic knowledge is elevated to ensure its ultimate world-changing application and potential.

Graduate News

Statistics and Chemistry Pace Texas A&M Science in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Two graduate programs in the Texas A&M University College of Science are among the top 10 for public institutions across the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's most recent national survey of graduate programs in the sciences since 2019.

Statistics led the way at No. 6 among public institutions and No. 13 overall in the report, "2023 Best Graduate Schools," released Tuesday (March 29) — a seven-spot jump in the latter category from the previous survey released in March 2018. In addition, Chemistry is ranked No. 9 among public [...]

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Meet Our Advisors

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Program Coordinator
Biology
[email protected]
979-845-7755

Statistics staff Andrea Dawson

Academic Advisor II
Statistics
[email protected]
979-845-8886

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Program Coordinator
Chemistry
[email protected]
979-845-5345

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Academic Advisor IV
Physics and Astronomy
[email protected]
979-458-5948

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Graduate Programs Advisor
Mathematics
[email protected]
979-862-4137

Questions?