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Prospective Student FAQ

If your question is not answered, please send us an email at Graduate.Studies@tamut.edu.

Before you apply

What are the requirements to apply?
Application requirements vary by program. To see what is required for your particular program of interest, visit our Graduate Programs page.
When is the deadline to apply?
The priority deadline to apply for admission is:

  • Fall admission- June 1
  • Spring Admission- October 1
  • Summer Admission- March 1

Applications received after the deadline date may be considered but admission to the program may not be approved until the following semester.
What Grade Point Average (GPA) is needed to be admitted?
Applicants must submit official transcripts that provide a cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate and graduate work that is completed and/or in progress.
The minimum acceptable undergraduate (or graduate, where applicable) GPA is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be accepted into the graduate school.

Admission to each graduate program has their own individual GPA requirement for admission. Please consult your programs admission checklist for GPA requirement.
Can my credits from another college or university be transferred?
Texas A&M University-Texarkana allows a maximum of 12 sch of transfer credit. The transfer credits must be graduate school level and have a completed grade of B or higher. It will be up to the individual program to determine if your transfer credit will be allowed to count as part of your degree program.

What is the cost of the program?
Program cost is based on residency.
Residents of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma will pay “In-State Tuition & Mandatory fees”
Residents of all other continental states will pay “Border State Tuition & Mandatory Fees”
Residents of Alaska, Hawaii, and other countries will be “Non-resident tuition & Mandatory fees”
You may use this link to view the Graduate Two-Year Tuition & Fee Schedule or the Doctoral Cohort Tuition & Fee Schedule. The columns on the far-right hand side will help with determining your estimated tuition and fees for each semester.

How do I review courses and course descriptions for my program?
Course descriptions are available on the university catalog in the section titled Course Descriptions.
Will my diploma show that I completed an online degree program?
Upon completion of all degree requirements, you will obtain a master’s degree but it will not state that you completed the program online as the curriculum requirements are the same as required for a student studying on campus.
Which degree is offered online?
The following degrees are offered fully online:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology
  • Master of Education in Education Leadership with Principal Certification
  • Principal Certification program
  • Superintendent Certification program
  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
What technology would I need to complete this program?
See our Technology Requirements page for details.
Which courses are offered online?
Courses offered online may vary each term. Course offerings for the current/upcoming term may be found on our Current Schedule page.

Applying to Graduate School

Is there an application fee?
Yes, the application fee is $30*.
*The application for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Accounting have an application fee of $50.
Is the application fee refundable?
No, application fees are nonrefundable.
What are the requirements for letters of recommendation?
Most programs require three letters of recommendation. Letters should be submitted by those who can best speak to the applicant's past academic record and potential for future success as a graduate student. Ideally, at least some of these letters will be written by professors. Letters from employers and other relevant references are also acceptable.
We strongly encourage you to use the online system available as part of the online application to request letters of recommendation. Invitations are then sent to the recommenders, who can upload and submit their letters electronically.
What is a statement of purpose or letter of intent?
The statement of purpose, or letter of intent, that typically explains why the applicant is choosing to pursue a graduate education at A&M-Texarkana. The statement may include academic objectives, career plans, related qualifications (professional or academic) and any other substantial accomplishment or relevant information not already shared on the application.

Some programs may have a specific prompt or topic for the statement of purpose. Please refer to the checklist requirements for your individual graduate program application.
What should I include on my resume?
Your resume is a summary of the applicant’s personal, professional, and academic experiences and should be written with the specific graduate program in mind. The resume should also include the applicant’s interest and skills and be clearly and concisely defined.

A few areas to highlight would be:

  • Contact information (name, address, email, phone)
  • Academic objective and/or professional career objective
  • Educational background and degrees conferred
  • Relevant internships and employment history
  • Honors and achievements
  • Published articles
  • Research experience


Where do I request my transcripts be sent to?
All applicants must request their official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended regardless of whether a degree was awarded, or credits were transferred.
Alumni of Texas A&M University-Texarkana do not need to request their transcripts be sent. However, if any coursework was completed post-graduation from A&M-Texarkana, then those transcripts will need to be requested.

International student applicants must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript using a credential evaluation service.

We recommend using:

Transcripts should be sent to Texas A&M University-Texarkana directly from the issuing institution.

USPS Mailing address:
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Office of Admissions
7101 University Ave
Texarkana, TX 75503

Electronically to: TRANSCRIPTS@tamut.edu 

Where should I send my supporting documents?
All supporting documents will be uploaded by you to your application. However, if you experience any technical difficulties, you may email your supporting documents to your Graduate Program, Admissions Coordinator and they will assist you.
How can I find out the status of my application materials?
You may log into your online application and view what items have been received and what items are needing to be submitted.
I have completed my application. When will I hear a decision?
Once your application is submitted, please expect to receive a decision about two weeks after the application deadline. Each program has their own review committee and the time frame for review may vary. Once an admissions decision is made, the Graduate School will send you a ??

Expect to receive a decision approximately six to eight weeks after the application deadline. Each program has its own review committee, and therefore the time frames for application reviews and decisions vary.
As soon as an admissions decision is made, the Graduate School will send you official notification.
I am graduating this semester with my undergraduate degree and would like to start my master’s degree in the following semester. When should I expect my admissions decision?
If you have not completed you bachelor’s degree, we cannot give an admission decision until you have graduated. Your bachelors degree will be awarded after graduation and this could take 2-3 weeks. Then, please expect additional time for an admission decision to be made. Each program has their own review committee and the time frame for review may vary. As soon as an admissions decision is made, the Graduate School will send you official notification.

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