Application Process

The decision to continue your education is the best investment you can make in your future, and we are certain that you will find Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi a sound investment as well. The Graduate programs equip students with essential leadership qualities that will help them in all future endeavors through formal instruction, research, and other forms of scholarly activity. Prior to applying it is recommended to review the university and program specific admission requirements

Complete Application for Admission:

Apply Texas Application

*NOTE: If the program is not listed as an option on ApplyTexas for a given semester, students may no longer apply for that program for that semester.

Pay Application Fee

  • $50 for U.S. citizen; $70 for International Students

If you will be paying your application fee at a later time or qualify for an application fee waiver, please mark "Check or Money Order" at the end of the ApplyTexas application.

Please Note: Students who change their admission status or program must pay the application processing fee associated with each new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the application processing fee. This application processing fee is required for every application submitted.

Defer Admission for an Earlier/Later Semester An application is good for up to one year. Should you not be able to enroll for the initial term you applied you may defer to a subsequent term, but only one deferral is allowed per application. Example: If you are applied or are admitted for the fall semester, but cannot start until a later term, you have the option of changing your entry term to the following spring or summer semesters. However, if you wish to enroll next fall or later, you would need to re-apply.

To defer your application, complete the Change of Entry Term Request form and email to

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student Identification number before submitting additional supporting documents.

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student Identification number before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit Documents Online
  • Click here to upload documents online.  Documents may include: Essays, Writing Samples, Resumes, Nursing Licenses, etc.
  • Please check program webpage to determine if any program-specific documentation is required. 
  • To submit art portfolios: Please provide a CD-R (no DVD or CD-RW disks) of .jpg image files (at least 150 dpi) of the applicants art work to the College of Graduate Studies.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Official Transcripts (REQUIRED)

  • All undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any regionally accredited college or university attended must be submitted with the exception of official TAMUCC transcripts. TAMUCC transcripts do not need to be submitted.
  • Applicants who have not yet graduated with their bachelor's or master's degree should send the transcript with the most recently completed semester grades. The transcript should be resubmitted once the degree has been awarded.
  • All service members and military veterans are required to submit an official copy of their military transcripts. For information on how to request military transcripts, click here
  • For information regarding international transcript requirements, click here.

Official Transcripts from every institution attended must be sent to Graduate Studies directly from the granting institutions:

Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Official transcripts can be accepted electronically if they are sent from the granting institution through a transcript delivery network (eSCRIPsafe, Parchment Exchange, Credentials Solutions, etc.). Official electronic transcripts can be sent to**Scanned or emailed transcripts received directly from applicants are not considered official. **

Letters Of Recommendation

**Some programs may require letters of recommendation to be submitted in a specific format or form. Click here to see if your program of interest requires a reference form.

Documents may also be submitted by email: or Fax: 361-825-5887.


Official Test Scores 

  • These tests include: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, TOEFL, and/or IELTS
  • Test Preparation on the Island is available. Preparation courses include: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and SAT. Click here for more info.

Official Test Scores must be sent directly to Graduate Studies from the granting institutions and/or education testing services:

Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

*Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi ID Code: 6849

Citizenship Verification

Students born outside the United States that claim U.S citizenship may be required to provide citizenship verification. The following documents can be accepted to fulfill this requirement:

  • A copy of current U.S passport
  • A copy of U.S naturalization certificate
  • A copy of U.S birth certificate

Permanent Resident Card

Students who are not United States citizens, but hold Permanent Residence Status may be required to provide a copy of the valid Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) as proof of their legal status. 

Submit these documents to or mail to:

Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Meningitis Vaccination Policy

All new students under the age of 22 must provide certified proof from a health practitioner that they have received a valid bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster within the last five years. Students must submit their proof of vaccination or a booster at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the intended term of enrollment.   Click Here For More Information .

How to Submit Evidence of Vaccination or an Affidavit to Decline Vaccination

All documents pertaining to compliance with the bacterial meningitis vaccination policy should be mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered to Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Office of Admissions. Applicants who wish to fax their documentation are asked to use the Office of Admissions Fax Cover Sheet.

Mailing Address: must be sent directly to Office of Admissions:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Attn: Office of Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

Phone: 361.825.2624 or 1.800.4.TAMUCC

Fax: 361.825.5887

Email: (Please type Meningitis Vaccination in the Subject Line)

Hand-Delivered: Student Services Center, Office of Admissions, Customer Service Kiosk

An International applicant is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who will be studying under an immigrant or non-traditional visa type including, but not limited to, the following visa types:

  • F-1/F-2 student visa
  • J-1/J-2: exchange visitor visa
  • H-4/H1-B: specialty occupation visa

In addition to the documents listed above, international applicants must also include the following documents to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions:

  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Effective March 1, 2017, the University requires an international transcript evaluation report (course by course) which includes all transcripts from international colleges and universities from one of the University approved evaluation agencies listed below:
Educational Credential Evaluators
Foreign Credentials Service America
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
World Education Services

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company

  • Official English Proficiency exam:
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English Proficiency before being admitted into a graduate program. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. 
    • TOEFL Scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with minimum paper-based score of 550 or the equivalent internet-based score of 79-80 OR
    • Official IELTS Scores (International English Language Testing System) with minimum score requirement: 6.5
    • International applicants are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score IF one of the following conditions is met:
      • The applicant completed a bachelor's degree at a U.S. or another English-only speaking country, or
      • The applicant successfully completed two years of instruction (taught in the English Language) at a U.S. or Canadian college.
      • Please visit the Office of Admissions website for a list of countries that are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score.  
  • Copy of Current Visa (if applicable) 
  • Official test scores (GMAT/GRE/MAT - depending upon the program to which the student is applying)
    • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi ID Code: 6849

Official Documents must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the granting institutions and/or education testing services:

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Tuberculosis is a potentially life-threatening disease that has the ability to spread quickly in the close confines of classrooms and dormitories on a college campus. Though TB is relatively uncommon in the United States, nearly one-third of the world’s population has the disease. Students from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis and US-born students who have had extended visits to those countries are at a greater risk to be carrying the disease. Of those with the disease, most have the latent form. Even so, on a college campus it is important to take precautionary measures. Therefore, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) has developed a policy for mandatory TB screening of high risk international students based on recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American College Health Association (ACHA) guidelines (Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students, April 2012).

For more information on this policy and other health policies please visit the Health Center website.

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Island ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Track your application online or by calling us: 361-825-2177 or e-mail

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View or print the New Graduate Student Navigation Quick Guide.

1. Do I need to submit my Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Transcript?       

No, TAMUCC transcripts can be accessed by the College of Graduate Studies.

2. Do I have to send my transcript if the coursework is shown on another transcript?

Yes, official transcripts must be provided from every university or college attended.

 3. Do I need to submit my study abroad program transcripts?

Yes, official transcripts from ALL universities attended must be provided. If you enrolled in a study abroad program through a domestic university, please request for the study abroad university to send transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies. See “Send Additional Documents” tab for information on how to submit official transcripts.

4. I am in my final semester of study for my bachelors/master’s degree. How do I submit my transcripts?

Please submit your current transcript showing the final semester as “In progress”. Once you have completed the semester and your degree has been conferred, submit an updated transcript with the final grades and proof of your degree. See “Send Additional Documents” tab for information on how to submit official transcripts.

5. I was admitted, but never attended. Can I defer my initial application term to a later term?

You may be able to defer your application if it meets the qualifications below:

    • Application is less than one year old
    • Application has not been moved to a later or earlier term once already
    • If the program offers admission for the later term. Some programs may only offer admission once a year. Check the program webpage for available admission terms and deadlines.

If you meet the above qualifications, fill out and email the Change of Entry Term Request form to

6. I previously attended but stopped. How do I come back?

If you have been out of the program for less than two years:

    • Contact your program directly. Program approval will be required to return to the program.
    • Contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. You may also need to contact R&A to confirm your contact information and remove any Stop Out holds.

 If you have been out of the program for longer than two years, a new application, application fee, and program specific requirements will be required.

*NOTE: Graduate courses older than 7 years are considered expired and will not be counted towards a degree.

7. I want to change my program. How can I do that?

To change your program of study you must submit a new application, application fee, and meet all admission requirements of the new program.

8. Can I reuse my application materials from a previous application to a new application?

CGS recommends applicants submit new documents. It is in your best interest to have the most current and updated information on file and program requirements may change over time. If you still wish to use documents from a prior application, approval from the program you are applying to will be required. Only documents less than two years old are eligible for reuse. Contact your program directly for more information.

9. I used the online recommendation request, but my recommender never got the email. 

Recommenders are sent one initial recommendation request email and then two follow up email reminders. However, campus email addresses can sometimes be blocked as SPAM. Please have potential recommenders check their SPAM folders or add as a contact to avoid emails being blocked.