Graduate International Admission Requirements

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All graduate students applying to Texas A&M University-Commerce must complete the ApplyTexas application for International students.  Contact your graduate recruiter for additional information.

Graduate Summary of Documents Required for Admission: When submitting documents, please keep in mind that mail between the United States and other countries can take as long as four weeks. Sufficient time should be allowed for processing documents. Below are the general application deadlines for international applicants:

  • To be considered for spring, the deadline is October 1
  • To be considered for summer, the deadline is February 15
  • To be considered for fall, the deadline is May 15

Some programs have additional application submission deadlines.  Click here to choose your program and view admission details including deadline dates.

Texas A&M University-Commerce requires that the International graduate applicant show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U. S. citizen.  Each applicant must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

  1. An application for admission to Graduate Studies, available online:
  2. A $75.00 USD non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts and official copies of diplomas, translated into English, from each college or university attended. The bachelor’s degree earned at a foreign institution must be equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution’s 4 year degree.
  4. A sponsor’s statement with a current bank statement showing a balance of at least $26,024.82 in U.S. currency.
  5. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is satisfied by one of the following:
         a.  A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based testing (PBT) or 213 on computer-based testing (CBT) or 79 internet-based testing (IBT).
         b.  A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band.
         c.  Completing all years of a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university.
         d.  Successful completion of Texas A&M University-Commerce English Language Institute (ELI) with an overall grade of B.
  6. An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score sent by Educational Testing Service to A&M-Commerce.  Some programs provide options for the GRE/GMAT score requirement.  You may view the specific program admission requirements by selecting your program from the list of graduate programs.
  • Grade point average (GPA) requirements are the same as those for the appropriate degree program. Each applicant is subject to departmental approval. Individual departments may establish additional requirements for admission. International students must be admitted to a degree program in order to enroll in graduate courses unless visa classification indicates otherwise.

International students who hold an F-1 visa are not eligible for nondegree student status or provisional admission status.

Immigration Information:

For more information on the process to issue the immigration documents and application process for a visa, please contact the International Student Services office at 903-886-5097 or email  

Tuition Information

Please note: The tuition/fee schedule shown on the website is for tuition and mandatory student fees only. Overall tuition/fee charges must be adjusted (if necessary) for the effect of the distance education fee or the course retake fee.  International students are considered non-resident students and should refer to the non-resident tuition and fee column for undergraduate or graduate charges.  Please check the website for the updated tuition and fee schedule and additional information: