Application Process

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The application for Fall 2021 is now open. You can click here to start your application. Candidates will submit all information and materials through the online application which will be posted shortly.

Here is a guide on how to navigate the application.


Candidates are encouraged to schedule an admissions appointment with a member of the Professional MBA admissions team before applying. Admissions appointments include an evaluation of the candidate’s resume and qualifications. Candidates also have the opportunity to ask questions about the Professional MBA program and the admissions process. These appointments can be conducted via phone or Zoom video call.

To request an admissions appointment, please email your resume and relevant supporting documents (test scores, etc) to to begin the scheduling process. Please make sure your request indicates that you are interested in the Professional MBA program.

“The communications through the process were incredible. From the moment I was invited to the interview to the moment the program started I had very clear and consistent communication from the staff. As I was applying I was invited to several different events that were very clearly described — I knew exactly where to go and what to expect. The coordination between the staff was impeccable and gave me a sense of the program’s overall excellence.”
     A note from a Professional MBA Applicant, class of 2020


We offer five application round deadlines.  We also accept applications on a rolling basis between deadlines.  You should plan to submit your application when you feel confident in all parts of your application package.

  • October 28, 2020
  • January 20, 2021
  • March 10, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • May 26, 2021

Application Requirements Checklist

Essay Questions
GMAT/GRE or Exam Waiver
Educational Transcripts
Professional References
Application Fee
Evaluative Interview

RESUME: We do not require a specific resume format or page length.  Please provide a full overview of all full-time work experience, including the start and end date (month and year) for each position held.

ESSAY QUESTIONS: All applicants must submit replies to essay questions 1 and 2.  Essay 3 is required for re-applicants from the Fall 2020 entry term, but optional for all other candidates. You can access the essay questions here.

GMAT/GRE or EXAM WAIVER: All GMAT and GRE scores must be no more than five years old on the date you submit your application. If you have taken the GMAT or GRE, please enter the score information into the fields in the application and upload a copy of your unofficial score report. If you have scheduled a test for a future date, please provide the exact date you plan to take the test. After the test date, please email a copy of your unofficial score report to  Official copies would only be required if you were offered admission and chose to enroll. Our GMAT code is 7B7-K9-16 and our GRE code is 5586.

Exam waivers are available. Refer to the PMBA request form for minimum requirements. Please contact Debra McHaney ( for any questions you have regarding the waiver requirements.

EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcript copies from each post-secondary institution you have attended are required at the time of applying. Official copies would only be required if you were offered admission and chose to enroll (unless you are a Texas A&M University graduate).

If you earned a degree outside of the United States, please review this page to ensure your academic credentials are valid and to see if you may have any other requirements such as an English Language Proficiency exam. If your degree is from outside the United States, we do not require an additional degree evaluation. If your institution does not issue documents in English, you will need to submit both the institution transcript and a copy translated into English by a translation company.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: Please provide the name, work email and phone number for two professional references. We will contact them only if additional information is needed prior to making an admissions decision. They do not need to submit any information to us unless we contact them.

APPLICATION FEE: Upon completing the online application, candidates will pay the application fee via credit card.  The application fee can be waived for all veterans of US armed forces. Please contact us at for assistance.

EVALUATIVE INTERVIEW: After an initial review, candidates selected to continue the admissions process will be invited to participate in an interview with a member of the PMBA admissions committee. Invitations are sent to selected candidates via email.  Interviews are offered on campus or via Zoom.

IF OFFERED ADMISSION: Candidates selected for admission are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to reserve a seat in the class.  There is required preparatory work to be completed before the beginning of the program. Information regarding preparatory work is communicated in spring 2021. Students must also attend mandatory Boot Camp at CityCentre in Houston and Residency Week in College Station, usually held in mid-July.