Application Process

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

Please note that the admissions requirements 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 Graduate Studies:

  • 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

The CVM Graduate Studies application deadlines are as follows:

Fall Spring Summer
Domestic June 1 November 1 March 1
International March 1 August 1 December 1

Fall priority deadline for PhD and Master’s Thesis applicants for TAMU fellowship consideration: December 1 – Those students with strengths that make them eligible for a TAMU Merit or Diversity Fellowship must submit all application materials by December 1. Priority consideration will be given to students applying before this deadline