Application Process

Applications must be complete with the requirements below to be considered


See the Prerequisites and Admissions Standards tabs for additional details.

  1. GRE/GMAT scores
    • We recommend that you sign up for the GRE ‘At-Home’ testing option, and after you submit make sure you write down your quantitative score and/or take a photo.  Once you leave the submission page, you won’t have access to your scores for approximately 2 weeks.  This could result in an incomplete application.  It’s possible to take the GMAT; however, you won’t get your unofficial scores immediately (it could take up to 7-10 days), delaying your application and possibly preventing being able to apply by the deadline.
  2. Resume
    • Ensure your resume is up to date with jobs/internships held since beginning college in addition to future summer internships attained.
  3. Essay
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
    • Submit unofficial transcripts (PDF) of all colleges attended, including TAMU


Application Round
Latest Recommended GRE Testing DateDeadlineInterview WindowLatest Decision DateWho Can ApplyMSF Start Date
Lightning MSF Application opens 6/10/227/7/227/29/22
8/22 - 8/24/228/29/22A&M Sophomores (Dec '24 or May '25 grads)

A&M Seniors (May '23 grads)
May 2023
Alternate Round (space pending)12/14/221/6/23
1/17 - 1/20/231/20/23A&M Sophomores (Dec '24 or May '25 grads)May 2023
Upon receiving an offer of admission, applicants will be required to submit a deposit of $2,000 to secure their place in the Program within one week. The deposit will be applied toward tuition for the first semester of their MSF graduate year.


  • Texas A&M Sophomores: Sophomore Start allows Texas A&M undergraduates to achieve an early start. They will begin taking MSF courses in August of their entry year, while working to finish their undergraduate degree.
  • Texas A&M Seniors: Senior Start allows Texas A&M undergraduates to take one MSF course during their senior year before beginning their full time MSF year after undergraduate graduation.
  • International Students:  Only international students who are already current sophomores at Texas A&M are eligible to apply.
  • *Note to students with excess credit hours: Students that are classified as a junior or senior as a result of excess transfer credit hours upon entry to their undergraduate degree can contact us to clarify admission qualifications.


Lightning Round:  Texas A&M Sophomores and Seniors are eligible to apply.

General Round:  Texas A&M Sophomores are eligible to apply.

Career Fair Advantage:  You will know if you’re admitted by the end of Add/Drop week for each semester, which enables you to update your resume in plenty of time for the career fairs!