You can apply for the master and doctoral programs at any time during the year, as long as your application is received by the Texas A&M Office of Admission and Records two to three months prior to the start of either the spring or fall semester.
In general, we recommend that prospective students (you) apply in October for a starting date the following fall semester (i.e. almost one year in advance of the proposed start date). The main reason being that many scholarship and fellowship application deadlines are in January and March.
We are often asked about financial support. While we cannot guarantee to support you through your studies, we can inform you of the current options and possibilities in our group. We also recommend that you read through the “Guidelines and Policies for Graduate Study in VIBS “, section VII, p. 16.
A typical course of action for application to any of our degree programs would be to:
- Examine whether you fulfill the general graduate student requirements for the department
- Contact the faculty in epidemiology. We can inform you of the possibilities of working with us and potential financial support.
- Submit an application online to the Office of Admissions and Records, Texas Common Application. You will need to acquire a username and password.
- Do not forget about official transcripts, records, and test results. It may take a while to obtain these documents, so start out early! For international students, there may be requirements of official translation, so start really early!
Your applications are evaluated by the department chair and the graduate faculty committee. The admission process may take two to three months. If you have questions about your application, you may contact either the Office of Admission and Records or the VIBS departmental office (979.845.2828).
We recommend that you spend a little time familiarizing yourself with Texas A&M University and our community:
- Texas A&M Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
- Texas A&M University
- College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM)
- Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VibS)
- Bryan/College Station Area Information (Experience B/CS)