Acceptance of Graduate Students by the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is based on:
- A complete application through the Texas A&M Graduate Application Service on-line application process
- The statement of purpose describing the student’s career goals and background information
- A one page document that details to the Soil and Crop Sciences professors of interest why you want to pursue a graduate degree, your future goals, how our graduate degree will help you reach those goals, and some information about your personal background and development.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty or advisors, which evaluate your potential for graduate studies. Letters of recommendation can be submitted online through the Applicant Information System (AIS) website or submitted directly to the Associate Head for Academic Programs in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.
- Academic ability as evidenced by previous collegiate transcripts. A GPA of 3.0/4.0 system is required in the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate collegiate work for M.S. applicants and a 3.0 of all courses attempted in their M.S. program for Ph.D. applicants.
- GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores are no longer required for admission.
- Additional consideration given to applicants with appropriate internships, study abroad, work experience, research experience (especially if such experience resulted in a professional publication) or other High Impact Learning Experiences.
- International Applicants: please visit International Admission Process. Soil and Crop Sciences requires evidence of English language proficiency for foreign nationals from non-English speaking countries or who did not attend a U.S. university for four years of undergraduate work or two years of master’s level.
- Evidence of English proficiency is provided by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and official scores must be sent by ETS directly to TAMU, school code 6003. Please visit the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) website for a list of requirements, exemptions, and other useful information regarding the TOEFL and IELTS exams.
- Acceptance by a professor in Soil and Crop Sciences to serve as the student’s graduate advisory committee chair
- Applicants accepted will be notified by the Department and by Texas A&M University. All applicants can determine the status of their application by visiting the Office of Admissions Applicant Information System (AIS).
For inquiries about graduate study contact:
- LeAnn Hague, Program Manager
Room: 217 Heep Center
Voice: (979) 845-6148 FAX: (979) 845-0533