How To Apply For Graduate School at TAMU

Graduate Application Package | Graduate Admission | Deadlines

We are pleased to learn of your interest in pursuing graduate education with the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University.  We offer the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Entomology.  Students work with Graduate Advisory Committees to fulfill academic and research education tailored to their career interests in all aspects of Entomology.  Topic areas of emphasis include arthropod ecology, insect systematics, evolution, physiology, genetics, toxicology, molecular biology, vector biology, medical-veterinary entomology, plant resistance and plant-insect interactions, urban entomology, and integrated pest management.  Further information about the MS and PhD programs, application, faculty, and courses can be found on the Department of Entomology website .

Graduate Application Package

 For your graduate application file to be given the utmost consideration, you will need to submit the following items to the Office of Admissions for consideration:

  1. Application submitted [Spring 2022 applicants should submit through State of Texas Common Application for graduate students (; Summer & Fall 2022 applicants should submit through Texas A&M University GraduateCAS (;
  2. Non-refundable application processing fee (can be paid online with application);
  3. Statement of purpose;
  4. Official college transcript(s) in both English and original language (if other than English); certification of degree (for non-U.S. institutions);
  5. Resume/CV;
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation with recommendation form (ideally, two of the three recommendation letters should come from faculty members related to your area of interest).  Applicants should utilize the online application submission system maintained by the Office of Admissions for submission of these letters. (It is highly recommended that applicants ask each of their recommenders to upload a formal .pdf letter of recommendation into this system. The brevity of short comments into this form are typically not helpful in the application process).

You can upload these documents via the online portal or mail them to:

For Domestic Students:

Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX  77842-4001

For International Students:

Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX  77842-4002

 Graduate Admission

 Space and resources for new graduate students are limited.  It is vitally important that prospective students contact faculty early to establish communication, determine availability of funding, space, and willingness to advise and mentor you through the degree program.   Applicants will not be admitted to either degree program until there is formal commitment by a faculty member(s) to serve as your major advisor/co-advisor.

To achieve admission, international graduate students must attain English language proficiency verification.  Citizens of certain English speaking countries are exempt from the verification requirement. Refer to the list on the Office of Admissions website.

English Proficiency Verification can be attained using the following:

  • a TOEFL score of at least 80 on TOEFL iBT (550 paper-based), or
  • an IELTS score of at least 6.0, or
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (400 on the old scale), or

For additional information about this, please visit the Office of Graduate & Professional Students website.

Application Deadlines

For the best chance at the competitive university and college-wide fellowships, we strongly encourage early application and suggest that students have a completed graduate application on file with the department no later than December 1 for consideration for the summer/fall semester and to allow adequate time for processing of the application file.

Application deadlines:

March 1st for the Summer semester

June 1st for Fall semester, and

November 1st for the Spring semester

 Optimal Admission Deadlines for International Applicants Residing Outside the US:

February 15 for the Summer/Fall semester

September 15 for the Spring semester


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