Molecular & Environmental Plant Sciences

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Prospective MEPS students should contact LeAnn Hague, at the address given below.  Admission to Texas A&M University is the first step in matriculating into the MEPS program. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE and TOEFL scores, as well as, research interests and experience. Applications are accepted at any time but should be completed no later than January 1 if the applicant is to be considered for financial support for Fall semester entry. Travel funds may be provided for qualified applicants to visit the campus and faculty. Texas A&M University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, admission to Texas A&M and any of its sponsored programs is open to all qualified individuals.
Texas A&M Graduate Application Service

LeAnn Hague
MEPS Admissions and Advising

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University
2474 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-2474
Phone: 979-845-6148
Office: 217 Heep Center

Graduate School Information at Texas A&M University:

Texas A&M University
Admissions & Records Information Distribution Center
College Station, TX 77842-1265
You may use the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions

Graduate Application Requirements

  1. Application.  Complete the application found at
  2. Statement of Purpose or Essay. Complete the essay portion of the application.
  3. Official Transcripts and Records. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended to Office of Graduate Admissions

    Graduate Admissions Processing
    Office of Admissions and Records
    Texas A&M University
    P.O. Box 40001
    College Station, TX 77842-4001

  4. Test Scores.  Test scores (GRE, TOEFL) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University using code 6003 (Department code not needed) and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reached the Office of Admissions and Record.
  5. Letters of Recommendation.   Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential.    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 (e.g. employers).
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

International Admissions - Language Requirement

An applicant from another country seeking admission to graduate studies must meet the same requirements for admission as applicants from the United States. In addition, he or she must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language. A prospective student whose native language is not English may take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System test (IELTS).

TOEFL information may be obtained via the website and IELTS from the website An applicant from non-English speaking countries must present a TOEFL score of at least 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based or an IELTS score of at least 6.0 to be admitted to graduate studies. An applicant may be exempt from the TOEFL requirements by completing all credits of a baccalaureate degree or higher in the United States. Texas A&M university Institution Code: 6003.

IELTS Texas A&M University now recognizes the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination as an alternative to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). IELTS information may be obtained from the website The University has set the minimum IELTS score required for admission at a 6.0 overall band. An applicant will need to request that his/her score be reported to Texas A&M University directly from the testing service to be considered official. No institutional code is used with the IELTS examination; therefore, a test taker should provide the following address to have his/her official score sent to Texas A&M University:

Measurement and Research Services
Texas A&M University
4239 MS
College Station, Texas 77843-4239