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Application Process

The following is an overview of the required application materials necessary for admission to the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Graduate Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Before preparing your application, please review the program overview. For more information about what constitutes a strong application, see the admissions review process.

Please note that application information for the Master of Science & Technology Journalism (STJR), Master of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (VPHE), and Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology can be found on their respective webpages.

Preparing Your Application

To successfully apply for admission, prospective students must submit all of the following materials by the deadline respective to their expected semester of entry into the BIMS Graduate Program:

  • A completed common application for admission through ApplyTexas with the accompanying essay and application fee.
  • Official transcripts - an official copy of a transcript from each undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institution you have attended. All transcripts must be in English, or have a certified translation provided.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and TOEFL (if applicable) scores - an official score report from ETS documenting the GRE General Test (Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Writing) scores for the test(s) taken within the last five years. When applicable, students must also provide valid TOEFL scores from ETS. The institution code is 6003, with no department code necessary.
  • A Resume or CV and a personal statement of interest in biomedical science.
  • Letters of Recommendation - provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. Please refer to the admissions review process for an overview of the elements that contribute to strong letters of recommendation. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (eg. employers). Please be aware that TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application. Applicants may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS) through the Howdy Portal.

Application Deadlines

PhD and MS Thesis

Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Domestic

March 1, 2019

PhD Priority Deadline:
December 1, 2018*

June 1, 2019

November 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
International December 1, 2018 March 1, 2019
August 1, 2019
December 1, 2019

*Fall priority deadline for application submission to be eligible for invitation consideration to the BIMS Graduate Program Doctoral Recruitment Weekend (January 17-19, 2018).

MS Non-Thesis

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Domestic March 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 November 1, 2019 March 1, 2020
International December 1, 2018 March 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 December 1, 2019