Admission Information

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Any student interested in admission to a Program in the Department of Life Sciences should explore the websites for the Department and the Program (and, perhaps, related websites in other Departments).

The Office of Admissions and Records provides the information, links and forms necessary for any student (transient, non-degree-seeking, transfer, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate) to apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Potential students and other interested individuals are invited to visit the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Campus in person.


Undergraduate Admission:

Requirements for undergraduate admission are straightforward and can be obtained through the Office of Admissions and Records, along with necessary application forms (or links to these forms).

Undergraduate students in the life sciences should be aware that majors in Biology or Biomedical Sciences are compatible with the Honors Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

There are additional requirements for international students applying for undergraduate admission. Such students should consult the Office of Admissions and Records, International Students for more information.


Graduate Admission:

Potential graduate students should consult the College of Graduate Studies (as well as the Office of Admissions and Records) for admission information. Students planning to apply should review the graduate student enrollment classifications and admission criteria. Admission to a graduate program is a two-step process:

  • Step 1—University Requirements: Students must fulfill the University's eligibility requirements and be admitted to graduate studies. Basically, these requirements state that the College of Graduate Studies must receive the completed application form, the application fee, and official transcripts (there are additional requirements for international students, see below). More information (including forms) is available in the How to Apply section of the College of Graduate Studies' site.
  • Step 2—Program Requirements: In addition to the University requirements described above, individual graduate degree programs may have higher or alternate requirements. Students must fulfill the individual graduate program's requirements to be admitted into a specific graduate program. Each of the graduate programs in the Department of Life Sciences (Biology, Mariculture) requires the students to submit:
    • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
    • Three (3) letters of reference
In addition, students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members in their area of interest and communicate directly with them. If possible, a student should visit the campus and meet with faculty personally. All potential students may communicate with faculty by telephone calls or e-mail conversations. Contact information and faculty interest areas are available through the LSCI Faculty List.

Important Note for ALL Prospective Graduate Students: Please arrange to have all application forms and other documents sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies. (In other words, DO NOT send application forms or other documents to the Department of Life Sciences or to its individual programs.) Submitting forms on-line automatically directs them to the College of Graduate Studies. If you must send documents by mail, please see the Contact Us section of the College of Graduate Studies site to confirm the correct mailing address.

Graduate Admission for International Students:
Additional documents are required from international students who are seeking admission to graduate programs. Please consult the College of Graduate Studies, International Students and the Office of Admissions and Records, International Students for more information.

Priority Deadlines for Admission:
For a list of applicable deadlines, please consult the specific degree program page on College of Graduate Studies site.