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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Program Admission and Requirements

Applying for Admission

Graduate Admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana is open to qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or educationally unrelated handicaps.  Students may apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Texarkana by applying here-  https://tamut.edu/Admissions/Apply/index.html

Please answer all questions on the application accurately.  If the university grants a student admission on the basis of incorrect information or omitted facts, which, if known, would invalidate the applicant’s eligibility, that student’s admission is invalid. The completed application, official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities, and supporting documents constitute the basis upon which authorities determine eligibility for admission. 

In accordance with the Texas record-retention requirements, the Graduate Admissions office will keep an application for admission on file for one year.  After that date, the office will destroy the application for admission and file contents.

Application Fee

Students applying for Graduate Admissions to Texas A&M University-Texarkana are required to pay a non-refundable application processing fee.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing your admission application. Graduate Admissions must receive the application fee and admissions documents (official transcripts, resume, test scores, etc) within 90 days of submission of the application to avoid cancellation.  The applicant must review the admissions requirements and check his or her admission status online regularly to confirm receipt of the items Admissions requires for his or her admission file.  

The application fee is $30.00 with the exception of applicants applying to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MS-Accounting students. This application fee is $50.00. MBA and MS-Accounting applicants will apply through BusinessCAS and this can be found at the link above. 

International Students will also have a $50.00 appllication fee for any program they apply to. 

 

Priority Deadlines

April 1st- Fall semester
May 1st- Summer sessions
October 1st- Spring semester 

 

Required Documents:

  • Resume- This document is used to assess the background experiences, activities, and possible skills that an applicant is able to document through work and life history. Care should be taken to tailor your resume to the program of study for which you are applying. Most resumes that graduate applicants submit are between 1-2 pages in length.

  • Letters of Intent/Interest- This brief paper should allow the reader to better understand your rationale, life story and purpose in seeking this degree. Because effective writing skills are necessary to be successful in graduate school, program faculty typically review these papers from the perspective of your commitment and interest in the degree, as well as your overall skill and aptitude for effective and professional writing. Most letters of intent/interest that graduate applicants submit are between 2-4 pages in length.

  • Recommendation Letters- Graduate school requires a multitude of different positive and effective professional attributes. Faculty attend to the suggestions, feedback and offerings by other professionals regarding your performance in previous institutions, work settings and other professional venues. Recommendation letters may be completed by former co-workers, instructors, supervisors, or any other professionals who can clearly attest to the work, study and/or professional habits and styles of the applicant.

  • Official Transcripts- University policy forbids anyone from being fully accepted into a graduate degree program without first supplying the university with an official transcript from each and every college/university the applicant attended. It is important to note that ALL transcripts must come directly from the institution of record (mailed or hand delivered in an unopened envelope sealed by the issuing institution), and must be official. To be accepted into the University, applicants must have an overall or last 60 SCH of 2.5 or higher. Degree programs may require a higher GPA for admission.
    • Official transcripts can be mailed to: Texas A&M University-Texarkana, ATTN: Office of Admissions, 7101 University Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503
    • Or elecronically to: ADMISSIONS@TAMUT.EDU
  • Other Materials- Because the graduate level of education requires in-depth training regarding the program of study, some degree programs require additional documentation or information before making a final admissions decision.

  • In-Person Interviews- The counseling program (both clinical mental health and school) require an in-person interview with the program faculty. This interview is typically 20 minutes in length and is used as a part of the overall assessment of fit within the field of professional counseling. The Adult and Higher Education program requires that all applicants meet with the program coordinator (Dr. Gaynell Green) for an in-person interview prior to full acceptance into the program. The Instructional Technology program requires that applicants complete an in-person, skype or phone interview prior to acceptance in the program.

  • Standardized Tests (GRE, MAT, GMAT)- One of the predictors used nationally to determine aptitude and potential ability in meeting the academic rigors of graduate studies is the use of a standardized test. Some programs require official scores on these exams as a part of the overall assessment of applicants. The Testing Center offers the MAT on a regular basis throughout the school year. Please check the Testing Center website for more information on procedures for setting up a test and testing dates.


  
** MS Social Work, MS Nursing and Doctor of Education Leadership only accept applications once a year. Check their program webpage for more information regarding application deadline dates.
 
***International Students are only accepted to begin their program in the fall or spring semester. We are not able to admit an International Student to begin study during the summer semester.

 

International Student Admissions

For information regading documentation for International Studies, please visit our International Studies page. 

 

Application Process 

  • First- apply to your program of study and submit all information as prescribed on your program application check list.
  • Second, once all items are received your application packet will be sent to the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator for review.
    • If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted for this after this step.
  • Lastly, the Graduate Program Coordinator will give their admission response to the Office of Graduate Studies, and you will receive your Admission Decision Letter.
  • If admitted, you will then be able to register for classes through your Web for Students Account.
  • If you are not able to enroll for the semester you applied for, you are granted one free change of term. Please note: You must re-apply for admission if you have already used your free deferment.

 

Graduate Programs offered by the College of Arts, Science, and Education (CASE)

MA Communication
MS Counseling-Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling Certification
MS Curriculum and Instruction: MEd Master of Education- Education Leadership; Principal as Instructional Leader
MA English
MS History
MS Instructional Technology
MS Interdisciplinary Studies
MS Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education Concentration
MS in Nursing Administration
MS Nursing-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MS Psychology
MS Social Work
Principal and Superintendent certification programs
Doctor of Education Leadership
Doctor of Education Leadership with Superintendent Certification

 

Graduate Programs offered by the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology (CBET)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
MS- Accounting

 

 

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