Dr. Timothy Gronberg, Department Head :: 3035 Allen, College Station, TX 77843 :: (979) 845-7351 :: (979) 847-8757 fax
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 :: 1:15 AM
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Graduate Application

We make our admissions decisions using a combination of a potential student’s personal statement, their GRE scores, prior preparation in economics, mathematics, statistics, and other technical courses, grade point averages in these topics, overall grade point average, perceived quality of undergraduate and, if applicable, masters training, and your three letters of recommendation. We have no specific thresholds for GRE scores but the average GRE scores of admitted students is 154 in verbal and 161 in quantitative. Applicants may substitute a GMAT score if necessary. We make some allowance for lower verbal scores from international students. Texas A&M University guarantees consideration for admission if you hold an accredited baccalaureate degree (of at least three years) from a college, institution or university of recognized standing, or its equivalent.

Required Application Materials

  • Program Application
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  • A Personal Statement/Essay
    • The Economics Department does not have any specific requirements for the essay. This essay is simply a way for applicants to share information about themselves that the Admission Committee might not otherwise see when looking at other application materials.
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  • All transcripts from prior institutions/colleges (International applicants: one transcript in your native language and one translation in English)
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  • Official degree statements or diplomas for any degrees awarded (International applicants: one in your Native language and one English translation)
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  • GRE/GMAT Scores
    • These scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service
    • These scores must be from a test date within five years of the date of your application
    • For information on test dates and locations, please visit www.gre.org
    • Institution code for Texas A&M University: 6003
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  • TOEFL scores
    • This test is needed only if your GRE verbal score is below 400
    • These scores should be sent directly from the testing service
    • These scores must be from a test date within two years of the date of your application
    • For more information on test dates and locations, please visit www.ets.org/toefl
    • Institution code for Texas A&M University: 6003
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  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Letters should be from people who are familiar with your academic background (i.e., professors or advisors)
    • Professional references (i.e., employers) are acceptable if academic references are unavailable
    • Letters can be written on letterhead from your professor or submitted via the recommendation form found here: Graduate_Letter_of_Recommendation.pdf Portable Document Format (PDF)
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    • The letters of recommendation and personal statement can be mailed directly to our office:
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      • Texas A&M University
      • Department of Economics
      • 4228 TAMU
      • College Station, Texas 77843-4228
      • United States
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    • The remaining material should be mailed directly to the admissions office (for non-international students):
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      • Texas A&M University
      • Graduate Admissions
      • PO Box 40001
      • College Station, Texas 77843-4001
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    • For International Student Admissions:
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      • Texas A&M University
      • International Graduate Admissions
      • PO Box 40002
      • College Station, Texas 77843-4002
      • United States

Master's Application Deadlines

The application deadline is March 1st.

Tuition

For information on current tuition rates, please visit http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/tuition-fees/.

Financial Aid

For information on current Financial Aid opportunities and how to apply, please visit https://financialaid.tamu.edu/graduate.