Master of Science in Marketing
The Master of Science in Marketing Program at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University is ranked as the #2 MS-Marketing Program in the U.S. (Best-Masters.com). With an emphasis on the application of cutting-edge marketing concepts, tools and techniques in real world business settings, this unique program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to:
- Master knowledge in various areas within the field of marketing and related fields.
- Acquire hands on experience applying various marketing concepts, tools, and techniques in business settings through participation in company-sponsored projects and internships.
- Develop strategic thinking and business leadership skills by interacting with visiting executives and entrepreneurs in various forums.
The MS-Marketing program is designed to serve three groups of students:
- Students who choose to enroll in a specialized graduate program in marketing after acquiring some work experience.
- Students who choose to enroll in a specialized graduate program in marketing immediately after completing their undergraduate degree.
- Texas A&M University Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) students who are on the MS-Marketing track.
Unique features of the program
- 38-hour, 1.5 year program: A curriculum that includes cutting-edge courses in product innovation, marketing communications, marketing research, marketing engineering, marketing analytics, marketing strategy, marketing consulting, services marketing and related fields.
- Corporate mentors: Before starting the program, each student selects a member of the MS-Marketing Advisory Board to serve as their corporate mentor throughout the program. Board members serve as classroom speakers, and sponsor class projects and internships. To learn more about the board members, look at their photos and biographies.
- Company sponsored projects: Teams of MS-Marketing students are matched with sponsoring firms for semester-long projects. Students acquire hands-on experience working on business projects, while developing strategic thinking and business leadership skills.
- Small classes with real world projects: Case studies and sponsored group class projects allow students to apply the concepts, tools and techniques they learn from textbooks and in the classroom.
- Close working relationship with the Center for Retailing Studies: Housed in the Department of Marketing, the Center for Retailing Studies (CRS) enjoys a national and international reputation among retailing executives and academics for retailing education, research and outreach. Founded in 1983, the CRS currently enjoys the support of over 60 corporate sponsors. MS-Marketing students get to meet and spend time with executives from many of these firms.
- Faculty reputation: The marketing faculty at Texas A&M enjoys a reputation as one of the best in the nation in both research accomplishments and classroom instruction.
- Student profile: High quality students (average undergraduate GPA: 3.6; avg. GMAT: 600; avg. GRE: 304).
Admission to the MS-Marketing program is based on the assessment of several factors including:
- Demonstrated leadership and academic potential
- Academic performance in undergraduate coursework (of the most recent admits, average GPR of the last 60 hours is 3.6)
- GMAT or GRE scores*
- Letters of reference
- Honors, awards, and extracurricular activities
- Relevant work experience (recommended, but not required)
- Personal or phone interview
- Demonstrated written and verbal English proficiency
- TOEFL scores (international students only)
*Although there are no minimum scores required for admission, it is recommended that applicants have at least a 600 GMAT or 150 verbal and 150 quantitative scores on the GRE. The Institution Code for the GRE is 6003. The Program Code for the GMAT is 7B7-K9-03.
Master's program applications can only be submitted online.
TOEFL and IELTS
Texas A&M requires that all applicants from non-English speaking countries present an official TOEFL or IELTS score. To be official, scores must be current and within two years of the date of application. Texas A&M’s Institution Code is 6003. The University’s minimum requirements are:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a minimum score of 100 (Internet-based) or 250 (computer-based) is required for admission. Additional contact information can be found at www.ets.org/toefl/. TOEFL requirement is waived with a GRE verbal score of 150 or higher, or a GMAT verbal score of 22 or higher.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a minimum score of 6.0. Additional information can be found at www.ielts.org.
Note: Individual graduate programs within Mays may have a higher requirement.
All students must complete the following courses or their equivalents before they begin the MS-Marketing program:
- STAT 651 — Statistics in Research I (or SCMT, STAT 303 or other three hours of undergraduate statistics)
- MKTG 621 — Survey of Marketing (or MKTG 321/409)
- MGMT 655 — Survey of Management (or MGMT 309/363)
- ACCT 640 — Accounting Concepts and Procedures (or ACCT 209/229)
- FINC 635 — Financial Management (or FINC 341/409)
As an MS-Marketing student, you are eligible to compete for a limited number of departmental graduate assistantships that provide a monthly wage and waiver of out-of-state tuition. In addition, all applicants are automatically considered for a limited number of departmental scholarships. More information on university financial aid is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
All applications are submitted online. Applications are accepted for the fall semester only. If applicants are accepted for the fall semester, but still need to take prerequisites, enrollment may be allowed in the spring or summer to take those prerequisite courses.
Completed applications (including official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation) must be received by the Department of Marketing by January 15 for priority consideration for international students. Applications will be accepted after this date until the admission slots are filled, however priority will be given to those received by January 15. All U.S. applicants must submit their applications by May 1, however it is recommended that applications be in at least three months before then since the number of admission slots are limited.
Students requiring all/most prerequisite courses may be permitted to enroll in January to take their prerequisite classes during the spring semester, but their application should initially be for the fall semester. International students desiring to enroll in the spring semester should have their completed application in by September 15. U.S. students desiring spring admission should have their completed applications in by November 1. Students desiring to take prerequisite courses in the summer should have their fall applications in by February 1 (international students) or March 15 (U.S. students).
For additional information about the MS-Marketing program, please read the FAQ.
MS-Marketing Director: Stephen W. McDaniel, firstname.lastname@example.org, (979) 845-5801