For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1. We will continue to evaluate applications after this date; however early applications receive priority.

In addition, applicants should visit the Faculty Research Interests page to identify the most suitable labs. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty directly to discuss prospects for rotations and should include this information in the Statement of Purpose.

  1. Submit the on-line ApplyTexas application.
  2. Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an 9-digit Universal Identification Number (UIN). The UIN will allow you to log into the Application Information System (AIS). It is in AIS where you upload documents and submit your references’ information. Once you put in your references’ information, a digital form will be sent to them to fill out. You can access AIS at

In addition to the online application, you will need to submit the following:

  1. A Statement of Purpose should be submitted through AIS.  The statement of purpose should then explain why you want to pursue graduate studies, why you are applying to our department, your research interests, and a description of your previous research experience. In addition, applicants should visit Faculty Research Interests to identify labs of interest for rotations, and include this information in the Statement of Purpose.
  2. Transcripts can be sent directly to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions (address below) or to the Biology Dept. Graduate Advising Office. While official transcripts are being sent to the university, you can upload unofficial transcripts to AIS.
  3. Three letters of recommendation along with the Graduate Letter of Recommendation Form should be submitted via AIS.
  4. Have GRE and TOEFL scores (for international applicants) sent to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions. The Institute Code for Texas A&M University is 6003 (there is no department code needed).

Further information about Texas A&M and the application process can be found on the Office of Admission web site:

Admissions Address:

Graduate Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex, Suite 1601
750 Agronomy Road
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200

Graduate Advising Office Address:

Graduate Advising Office
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3258

For questions or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Biology Graduate Advising Office:

TEL: +1-979-845-7755
FAX: +1-979-845-2891