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Texas A&M University GraduateCAS is the Centralized Application Service (CAStm) for most graduate programs at Texas A&M University. The 2021-2022 application cycle will be open on August 15th, 2021.

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Three letters of recommendation should be requested from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievements and potential.  Contact information from your referees will be requested through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS portal.

Applicants are required to submit an Essay and a Resume highlighting their research accomplishments and interests. Submit directly to the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS portal.

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement for 2021 applications has changed. GRE scores are neither required nor typically recommended for applicants of the Genetics Ph.D. Program.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English, unless those applicants completed all four years of a baccalaureate degree in the United States or achieved a 146 Verbal GRE or 22 Verbal GMAT.  TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Texas A&M University (Code 6003) and be from a test date within the last two years. For more details, visit Save

A copy of your unofficial transcripts needs to be submitted directly to the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS portal. Official transcripts are required from each senior-level, post-secondary institution attended.  An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed.  If the institution that you attended uses the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) then it is preferable to have the institution submit transcripts electronically.

If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required.  Please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope addressed to you.  Place the signed, sealed envelope with the seal unbroken and the registrar’s signature intact inside a second envelope and send it to the following address:

(U.S. Postal Service)
Graduate Admissions Processing
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40001
College Station, TX 77842-4001

If the transcripts or mark-sheets are from a university outside the United States, they are to be signed by the registrar, controller of examinations, or president of the university issuing the document.  Official records are to be in the language of instruction, accompanied by official translations in English, if necessary.  Translations sent directly from the institution attended or from a recognized translator are considered official.

Note that consolidated and provisional mark-sheets are not considered official.  Please ask the registrar to send individual mark-sheets that list grades earned in each term.  Photocopies or other duplication of a transcript, such as notarized copies and faxes are not considered official.

Domestic applicants are those individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and Canadian citizens. International applicants are those individuals who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or Canadian citizens.

Students are encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible!.  Applications must be submitted by December 1st.

The annual recruiting symposium for the graduate program in Genetics is held at the end of January.  The symposium provides opportunities for prospective graduate students to meet faculty and students in the program, tour our modern research facilities and discover first-hand the wide range of research opportunities available.  Graduate student research is showcased at the annual research competition, held concurrently with the recruiting symposium.  Prospective graduate students from all over the country will be in attendance, so the symposium provides opportunities to become acquainted with potential colleagues.  The program provides most meals, lodging and round-trip airfare for students visiting College Station.  Domestic and international students living in the United States who have completed their application -including, resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts and statement of purpose by December 1st.

Review of applications for University-sponsored fellowships begins December 1st.  To be eligible for consideration, applications for the Genetics program should be completed no later than that date.

If you would like to talk to someone about the Graduate Program in Genetics, please call us at (979) 458-2284 or email us at