Application Process

Application Deadlines

December 1 Priority Deadline
February 15 International Applicant Final Deadline
May 25 U.S. Applicant Final Deadline

Admissions Reviews

We utilize a rolling admissions model. Applications received by the priority deadline will be in the first batch to be evaluated. Subsequent applications will be evaluated in later batches, based on receipt date, and applicants will be considered for the remaining seats in the program at that time. Thus, meeting the priority deadline is advantageous, as more seats in the class are available at the beginning of the admissions cycle.  We continue to evaluate applications until the final application deadline or until the number of seats in the program have been filled. In order for an application to be reviewed, it must be complete.  A complete application includes receipt of the following:

  • BusinessCAS application
  • Application fee paid in BusinessCAS
  • Essay responses
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Self-reported GRE or GMAT scores (official reports will be required if admitted)
  • Self-reported TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (international students only; official reports will be required if admitted)
  • WES evaluation (for applicants with undergraduate degrees from non-U.S. institutions only; see below)

At the time applications are evaluated, an applicant will be admitted, denied, or placed on our wait list. All wait-listed applications will be reevaluated in subsequent batches. After submission, the status of an application cannot be tracked in BusinessCAS.  An applicant will receive notification from our office via email when a final decision has been made on his/her application.

Financial Aid

All students admitted to the program are considered for financial aid.  There is not a separate application for this.  Instead, an applicant’s admissions application will also serve as his/her financial aid application.  Applicants meeting the priority deadline will have a better chance of receiving financial aid, although all admitted students will be considered for these awards.  Applications will not be evaluated for admissions or financial aid purposes until they are complete (see above for information on complete applications).   Financial aid offers will be communicated to selected students via e-mail by mid-March.  Texas A&M University participates in the Council of Graduate Schools’ (CGS) Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistantships.

Foreign Transcript Evaluations

For students holding undergraduate degrees from non-U.S. institutions, we require submission of a professional credential evaluation report. The purpose of this evaluation is to assist our admissions committee in accurately understanding and interpreting a student’s academic credentials. The report will provide us with the following information:

  • A list of all subjects completed at the post-secondary level
  • A U.S. semester credit and grade equivalent for each course
  • A U.S. grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (the GPA area on the application can be left blank)
  • A designation of the level (upper or lower) of each undergraduate course

To obtain this report, applicants should follow the prompts in BusinessCAS:

  • Select “BusinessCAS” as the CAS provider.
  • Follow the instructions for ordering an ICAP course-by-course evaluation.

Transcript reviews and evaluations through WES take a minimum of 7-10 business days.  Also, document submissions directly from an applicant’s undergraduate institution are required for some countries.  Thus, applicants should plan to have all required documents submitted to WES early enough to allow adequate processing time.  Be sure to review the list of required documents for your country before submitting.  Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated.

An application for admission is not complete until we receive the electronic WES evaluation. The report must be available to us electronically by the application deadline of February 15.  No exceptions will be made. You may track the progress of your WES evaluation via the WES website.

 

English Language Requirements for International Applicants

International students are required to display English language proficiency during the application process.  This can be accomplished by submitting unofficial test scores* (exam date within two years of the date of application) in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of ≥ 600 for paper, 250 for computer, or 100 for Internet-based
  • IELTS score of ≥ 6.0
  • PTE score of 53

This requirement can be waived by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • GRE verbal score ≥ 146
  • GMAT verbal score ≥ 22
  • Receiving a baccalaureate degree with all four years of attendance at a U.S. college or university

*If admitted, official test scores must be submitted.

Language Requirements for Graduate Assistantships

While official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores are not required for the admissions process, should an applicant wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship, official scores are necessary.  To serve in a Graduate Assistant – Teaching (GAT) position, the State of Texas requires that international students attain English Language Proficiency Certification (a higher standard than used for admissions).  This can be achieved in any one of the following ways, attested by the submission of official test scores submitted by March 1.

    • TOEFL speaking score of 26-30
    • IELTS speaking score of ≥ 8.0
    • PTE speaking score of ≥ 85

ImportantIELTS scores take a minimum of two weeks (and often up to a month) after submission to be reflected in a student’s academic records. Please plan accordingly.

How to Apply

To avoid processing delays and submission issues, the application instructions should be closely followed.  We also recommend that applicants reference our BusinessCAS System Information and Tips.

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Admissions Deposits

Upon notification of selection for admission, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold a seat in the class. This deposit will be applied to the fall tuition/fee statements of students who matriculate into the program. Individuals who ultimately do not enroll in the program will forfeit the deposit. The deposit deadline is April 15 @ 11:59 PM (CST).

Deposits can be paid via check/money order or credit card. To pay via check/money order, please make payable to Texas A&M University and send via surface mail to the MS-MIS Admissions Office. Please include your full name and TAMU UIN in the memo line. Your UIN will be provided with your admit letter.

Mailing Address:
Texas A&M University
MS-MIS Admissions
Department of Information and Operations Management
Mays Business School
4217 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4217

To pay via credit card, please use the TAMU Marketplace.  Instructions for processing a payment through the Marketplace can be found here.

Admissions Checklist

In order to take the necessary steps toward matriculating, please follow the Admissions Checklist carefully.