International: February 15 for Fall, August 15 for Spring
Domestic: March 15 for Summer, June 1 for Fall, September 15 for Spring
For Fellowship Consideration: February 15
The most important step in the admissions process for any WFSC degree program is to identify a faculty member who is willing to serve as a faculty advisor or committee chair. A faculty member must agree to serve as a faculty advisor/committee chair before a student may be accepted. If the applicant cannot secure a faculty advisor, the application will be rejected, regardless of qualifications, unless the applicant requests to defer the application to the following semester/year.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to find a faculty advisor. A student’s choice of advisor is made largely on the basis of mutual professional interests developed through contacts and informal discussions. It is, therefore, best if the prospective student makes contact with potential faculty advisors before applying to the program.
When first contacting a faculty member, please include a copy of your CV, transcripts and GRE scores* in the email.
The admissions process is ongoing. Applicants will be informed as soon as a decision is made by their faculty advisor to process their admission. Once admission is processed, the applicant will be contacted by the department for official admission. The earlier an application is received and a faculty member agrees to work with an applicant, the sooner an admissions decision will be made.
International students should apply early and contact faculty members about admissions as soon as they are interested in the program.
*This may have changed, make sure to reach out to graduate academic advisors for requirements.
The Texas A&M Graduate CAS is the official application for graduate studies at Texas A&M University. To apply to our Program, complete your application. An application fee of $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, or $90 for international applicants must be paid according to the instructions in the TCA. After the application is submitted to TCA, the applicant will gain access to the Texas A&M Applicant Information System (AIS) where most of the required documents can be uploaded. U.S. applicants: For details on these steps, see the Office of Admissions application process.
International applicants: For details on these steps, see the Office of Admissions international application process.
For more information on Graduate Studies at Texas A&M, click here.
- Online application
- Non-thesis: Select either Master of Wildlife Science or Natural Resource Development
- Distance education: (for non-thesis only) Select yes on question 8 of in Custom Questions for the Institution
- Application fee: Pay by credit card in Apply Texas or mail check or money order to the TAMU Office of Admissions address provided
Applicant Information System (AIS)
After Texas A&M receives your application you will be sent an application acknowledgment letter with your Universal Identification Number (UIN) and instructions on activating your Net ID to gain access to AIS, where you will be required to upload:
- Test Scores
- Official Transcripts
- Statement of Purpose and CV
- Data Sheet
- Letters of Recommendation
Admission decisions may also be influenced by consideration of research experiences (for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants) or professional training (MNRD applicants) and achievements beyond undergraduate study that demonstrate potential for success in a graduate program.
MWS, MNRD & M.S. Requirements
The general qualifications for admission to the Master degree programs are at least a 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores (approximately 297). International students must have achieved a TOEFL of at least 550 (paper-based), TOFLC of at least 213 (computer-based), or TOFI of at least 80 (internet-based), and no more than two years old. Three letters of recommendation are required.
Applicants for the doctoral program must have a degree with at least a 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores (approximately 297). International students must have achieved a TOEFL of at least 550 (paper-based), TOFLC of at least 213 (computer-based), or TOFI of at least 80 (internet-based), and no more than two years old. Three letters of recommendation are required.
Changing from a Master’s to Ph.D.
Successful completion of an M.S., MWS, or MNRD program in Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management does not imply automatic admission to a doctoral program. After completing 30 hours, a student wishing to continue should notify the advisor and have an evaluation.
All graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. If a student falls below a 3.0, the student will have one probationary semester to achieve a 3.0 or risk dismissal from the graduate program the following semester.
You will learn whether you have been admitted via letters to you from the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions and the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management.
Tuition and Fees
95% of current full-time, on campus graduate students are supported by departmental teaching assistantships, grant-based research assistantships, or internal and external graduate fellowships and grants, amounting to over $200,000 per year. Research and travel grants are also available from the department and university.
Learn more about funding opportunities for and financial assistance in RWFM, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at Texas A&M University.