Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in one of the life sciences, with at least 3 semesters of Biology, including Microbiology, 4 semesters of Chemistry, including Organic Chemistry, 1 semester of Biochemistry, 2 semesters of Physics, and one advanced Mathematics course beyond algebra and trigonometry. Applications from students lacking any of the general requirements will be considered, but any deficiencies must be resolved before completion of the program. Qualified students are admitted to the Microbiology M.S. program under the non-thesis option.
For consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2024.
Submit online in the Texas A&M University Graduate CAS application portal.
In addition to the online application, you will need to submit the following:
1. A Statement of Purpose:
- For students applying to the Non-Thesis Option, the statement of purpose should then explain why you want to pursue graduate studies, your future goals, and how you believe this program will help reach your goals.
- For students applying to the Thesis Option, 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.
2. Transcripts can be sent directly to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions (address below). You can upload unofficial transcripts to CAS; however, if you are admitted to the microbiology program, you must have official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions before the start of the fall semester.
3. Two letters of recommendation should be submitted through CAS.
4. TOEFL/IELTS scores:
- Have 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).
- IELTS scores need to be sent electronically to Texas A&M University (College Station and Galveston). Texas A&M University only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted.
5. C.V.: Upload your resume or C.V. to CAS.
6. Letter from Faculty Member: For student’s applying to the thesis-option program, please upload a letter from the faculty member with whom you will work that states she/he will be your primary advisor.
- Applicants should visit the Faculty Research Interests page to identify the most suitable labs and contact the faculty directly.
7. Additional Information: We no longer take the GRE.
Please do not send any materials directly to the Department of Biology. Everything should go to the Office of Admissions or uploaded through CAS.