Graduate Admissions


Area of Specialization Start Semester Application Deadline
Adult Education Summer/Fall (PhD. Only)  December 1
  Fall (Master's Only) December 1
  Spring (Master's Only)  August 15
Higher Education Summer/Fall December 1
Human Resource Development Fall December 1
  Spring (Masters only) August 15
K-12 Educational Administration Fall (Masters Only) December 1
  Fall (PhD Only) December 1
  Fall 2020 (EdD Only) December 1, 2019
Student Affairs Administration Fall December 1

Texas A&M Admission Requirements

To apply for full admission into the department, the Office of Graduate Admissions and Records at Texas A&M University requires the following items:

  • TAMU Application  - Complete the online Texas Common Graduate Application accompanied by an application fee
  • Official transcripts - Transcripts must be submitted from each higher education institution previously attended
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores - International applicants only must submit scores less than two years old. Scores are sent electronically using the Texas A&M University code-6003. (See Office of Graduate Studies for directions for waivers)

Additional Requirements for MS in Educational Administration (Higher Education & Student Affairs) and ALL PHD. programs in Educational Administration & Human Resource Development:

  • Official GRE scores

To mail official transcripts, please mail directly to:

Office of Graduate Admissions and Records  
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

Office of International Admissions and Records
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002

Departmental Admission Requirements

In addition to the TAMU admission requirements, the Department requires applicants to submit the following items. These items may be uploaded electronically through your Applicant Information System (AIS). The AIS is established after the Apply Texas is submitted (it takes an average of 2 business days to receive the AIS information after the Apply Texas is complete).

  • A one-page minimum statement of professional intent/career objective -- Must indicate why you wish to pursue the degree, and what the degree can accomplish for your career goals. If applicable (Ph. D. applicants), your specific area of research interest.
  • A current resume Please be sure to include the following information, if applicable: Internships held, Work experience, Publications, Presentations, Professional organization memberships, Volunteer/Service activities.
  • Three reference letters  The letter should provide information on the connection of the writer to the applicant as well as why the applicant is a good fit for the program. These should be completed by any of the following:
    • your immediate or past supervisor
    • a peer or professor
    • another person from the above categories

        Additional Requirements for MED and EDD applicants  in Educational Administration:

  • Copy of TEA Certificate
  • TEA Identification Number This can be included in an e-mail to

After a thorough review of the application file, doctoral and masters applicants in specific specializations (listed below) are invited to an Interview Conference. The applicants are REQUIRED to come to the College Station campus for the interview and writing exercise in order to be considered for the program. If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that would require an alternative method of interviewing, please inform the Advising Office when you are contacted for the Interview Conference. Those programs are:

  • MS in Higher Education
  • MS in Student Affairs
  • MED in PK-12 Educational Leadership
  • EDD in PK-12 Educational Leadership
  • All PHD programs in Educational Administration and Educational Human Resource Development

After the interview, you may be requested to complete a writing sample. Instructions for this will be provided.

Acceptance into the Department is based on a thorough review of all components in the application process.

If you are a current Texas A&M graduate student or recent graduate from a graduate-level program at TAMU (within one year from the start of this program) and are applying to a program within this Department, you can submit the Departmental Required documents direct to our Academic Advising office, with a Letter of Intent form found on the OGAPS website. You do not need to submit an Apply Texas. If you wish to hand carry admission materials directly to the Office of Academic Advising, deliver to:

Texas A&M University
511 Harrington Tower (see campus map)
College Station, TX

For further information or questions, contact the Office of Academic Advising at (979) 845-3017, or by email at

Non-Degree Admission Information (G6)

Not all areas of specialization within our department accept G6 students.  Please contact graduate academic advisor by email for more information.

Post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking graduate students are not eligible for assistantships, fellowships, scholarships or any financial assistance funded by Texas A&M University.