Program Overview

Texas A&M University, Mays Business School and the Bryan/College Station community offer a supportive environment for current members of the U.S. armed services and veterans who wish to continue their education. The university was founded in 1876 as a military academy and still maintains one of the nation’s largest ROTC programs outside the service academies.

Both the university and Mays regularly earn accolades for supporting members of the military. Mays Business School is ranked in the Top 10 “Best for Vets” business schools  in the U.S., according to the Military Times (2016).  Mays Business School’s MBA program is among the top 10 MBA programs most often attended by graduates of service academy graduates according to

Program Highlights

Military Preview Weekend: Prospective students are invited to attend Military Preview Weekend for a detailed look at the Mays Full-Time MBA program.

Results-oriented program: All Mays Full-Time MBA students receive highly personalized career services counseling from our Career Management Center (CMC).

Affordability: The Mays Full-Time MBA Program is a cost-effective program with reasonable tuition rates and strong scholarship support. Students also complete this program in 18 months and are able to reenter the workforce sooner than their peers at other MBA programs.

Scholarships: All current and former military personnel receive full consideration for scholarships and graduate assistantship awards. Additionally, any scholarship provided through the MBA program grants the recipient resident tuition status, which amounts to a savings of more than $17,000.

Additional funding for military: Veterans may qualify for additional funding from several programs through Texas A&M University. These programs are:

  • Hazlewood Act: Texas residents who served in the armed forces may be exempt from paying tuition and some fees under the Hazlewood Act. Hazlewood Exemption at Texas A&M University
  • John and Betty Potthoff Endowed Scholarship in Business: This Mays Business School scholarship is specifically awarded to veterans or their children.
  • Honored Service Scholarship: This Texas A&M scholarship program supports military veterans who have disabilities.

No application fee: Mays Business School pays the application fee for all current and former U.S. military members. Application Process.

Letters of recommendation: U.S. servicemen and servicewomen who are applying to a fully funded active-duty graduate school program can use their most recent annual or job-based evaluation signed by both their immediate and senior supervisors in lieu of recommendation letters.

Military-specific student organizations: Texas A&M has an active student organization specifically for veterans, the Texas A&M Veterans’ Association. Mays Business School has the Mays Veterans Association, a group founded by veterans to support other veterans succeed in the MBA Program.