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COVID-19 Graduate Admission Information


Due to the current situation with COVID-19, preparing, registering, and taking standardized tests (e.g., GMAT or GRE) is becoming more challenging for graduate applicants. Thus, the following colleges have instituted modifications to their admissions policy. 

Please note: If you are not able to enroll for the semester you applied for, you are granted one free change of term. You must re-apply through ApplyTexas.org if you have already used your free deferment.

College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Biology – no GRE, but admitted students must take it within 6 months of commencing the program
  • Psychology – no GRE
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders – GRE required 
  • Social Work – no changes (never required the GRE)
  • Criminology – no GRE
  • Petrophysics – no GRE/no TOEFL (students will have to take the English language test upon arrival)
  • Nutrition – no GRE, but must take before December
  • Chemistry – no GRE, but must take before December
  • Statistics – no GRE
  • Music – no GRE (suspended the GRE requirement)
  • Sociology – no GRE
  • Cultural Studies – no GRE

College of Business Administration: The Texas A&M-Kingsville College of Business Administration will not require GMAT or GRE scores to be submitted before reviewing applicants for admission to the college.  When GMAT or GRE scores are not available, the College of Business and Administration graduate faculty will instead conduct a holistic review of the applicant's academic credentials and relevant work experience.

College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences: Various Departments in the Texas A&M Kingsville College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences are not requiring GRE scores to be submitted for admissions. The Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Science department requires the GRE to be taken before the end of the first semester so that a GRE score can be known prior to the start of the second semester.

College of Education and Human Performance: Various departments in the Texas A&M-Kingsville College of Education and Human Performance will not require GRE scores to be submitted before reviewing applicants for admission to the College.  When GRE scores are not available, the College of Education and Human Performance graduate faculty will instead conduct a holistic review of the applicant's academic credentials and relevant work experience. The GMAT and GRE will be waived until further notice for the Adult Education and Instructional Technology, Special Education, and Educational Leadership programs.

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering: Texas A&M-Kingsville Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering will not require GRE scores to be submitted by the applicants for admission to the College for Spring 2022 Semester.  In addition, the College will waive the TOEFL requirement for international students. Instead, the students will take the English proficiency test upon arrival. If a student fails the test, then that student will be required to take an appropriate ESL course. 

  • For MS programs in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Management, Mechatronics Engineering and Natural Gas Engineering applicants need to submit transcripts, 2 letters of recommendations issued within 30 days of application, a personal statement of purpose (2-3 pages), and a resume (up to 2 pages). 
  • For PhD applications and applications to MS programs in Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering applicants need to submit transcripts, 2 letters of recommendations issued within 30 days of application, a personal statement of purpose (2-3 pages), and full CV is required.

In making admission decisions, the graduate coordinators will conduct a holistic review of the applicant’s academic credentials and relevant work experience.

 

TRAVEL NOTICE: Students and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs. Students subject to these geographic COVID proclamations due to their presence in India, China, Iran, Brazil, or South Africa, may qualify for a National Interest Exception only if their academic program begins August 1, 2021, or later. Students with valid F-1 and M-1 visas intending to begin or continue an academic program commencing August 1, 2021, or later do not need to contact an embassy or consulate to seek an individual National Interest Exception to travel. They may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days before the start of their academic studies. Students seeking to apply for new F-1 or M-1 visas should check the status of visa services at the nearest embassy or consulate; those applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified for an F-1 or M-1 visa will automatically be considered for a national interest exception to travel.