Office of Admission

International Graduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions


Complete and submit the online application via ApplyTexas prior to the upcoming semester deadline. 

  • Fall applications must be submitted by July 1
  • Spring applications must be submitted by October 1
  • Summer applications must be submitted by May 1

$50 nonrefundable application fee. $75 application fee starting for Fall 2022 applications.

Copy of the biographical page of your passport.

Once you are admitted, you will need to provide the Financial documents required for the issuance of your I-20. 

Please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for more details on what you will need before your arrival on campus.

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

Covid-19 Related Graduate Admission Information

 You will need to provide official documentation to complete your admission file.

  • You are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary university or college attended. An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted.
  • Transcripts are considered official if they have an original signature of a school official or an original school seal. Accepted signatures include the Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examinations, or The Ministry of Education. Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies, faxed, or scanned documents are not considered official. Evaluations are not accepted as transcripts.
  • If your institution does not issue a transcript in English you must submit the native language transcript with an official English translation. Official translations are prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures.
  • For students applying from India, please submit individual mark-sheets that list your grades earned in each term.  Sending an officially consolidated mark-sheet only will not satisfy the transcript requirement.
  • Applicants who do not possess a degree considered to be equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or higher will not be processed for an admission decision.
  • At this time, evaluations are not accepted as transcripts.  If your institution is not verified by our university, an evaluation by a university-approved agency will be requested. Please visit our Foreign Credential Evaluation Services.

If you need to send documents to Texas A&M-Kingsville, we have options available to you. Please include your applicant ID on ALL documents.

  • Your institution may send official electronic documents through Trex, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, or any other recognized vendor. 
  • You may upload your documents using our online portal.
  • You may email your documents to graduateadmissions@tamuk.edu.
  • You may mail your documents to Graduate Admission, 700 University Blvd., MSC 128, Kingsville, Texas, 78363.
  • The university is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can accept sealed official transcripts in person. You may drop your documents for your admission, registrar, Military & Veteran Resource Center, or financial aid file at the Javelina Enrollment Services Center (JESC), first floor in the Memorial Student Union Building, 1050 W. Santa Gertrudis Ave., Kingsville.

Once you submit your application, you may check the status of your application by logging into your Blue & Gold Connection using your applicant ID and your password, which is your birth date. You will use your birth date using six digits with no dashes (mmddyy). For example, if your birth date is December 15, 2001, you will use 121501.

We accept multiple English proficiency exams to meet your requirements or you might be exempt based on several scenarios. You may review your options below.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • A score of 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) is the university minimum requirement for all graduate students.
    • This score must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and dated within two (2) years of enrollment. Residual (Institutional) TOEFL exams taken at another institution will not be accepted. TOEFL (Code#6822).
  • Duolingo English Test (DET)
    • Applicants may submit the Duolingo English Test (DET), which combines an English proficiency test with a brief video interview. Duolingo’s technology and format allow applicants to complete the test at any time or place with internet access. The university's most competitive applicants have DET scores of at least 100.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
    • The minimum required is 53.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
    • The minimum score required is a 6.0 overall band score. Texas A&M University-Kingsville only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center.
    • No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required for IELTS. Please contact the test center directly where you took the test and request that your test scores be sent to the following e-download account:
Graduate Admissions​
Texas A&M University Kingsville
700 University Blvd., MSC 128
Kingsville, Texas 78363
All international students are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or PTE unless they qualify for a waiver.

The following are also considered for the English Proficiency Admission Requirement:

  • GRE Verbal Score 400 (Score on the Prior GRE Scale) or 146 (Score on the Current GRE Scale)
  • Students who have completed their entire formal education at the secondary or postsecondary level in the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Federated States of Micronesia, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Siant Kitts and Nevis, Santa Lucia, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuks and Caicos Islands, and United Kingdom (all). Please note: Applicants from Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the primary language, are required to submit a TOEFL or equivalent.
  • Based on the review and decision of the College of Graduate Studies, students who have earned at least 12 credits, with a grade C or better, in university-level courses from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the countries listed above, may be exempt from TOEFL.
  • Completion of IEP program at TAMUK ELTC with an Advanced Plus.
  • Completion of the advanced-level Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) offered by the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC).

Students applying for a graduate program in business must submit the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT; Code#6822).

Students applying for other graduate programs must submit the Graduate Record Exam (GRE; Code#6822) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT; for education majors only, Code#2242).

These scores must be received directly from the testing facilities.

Personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation (2 or 3) are optional for some graduate programs. Some programs require your vitae and statement of purpose, please refer to your admission checklist to see what is required for your program.

Please contact your graduate coordinator in your department of interest for more information.