The Graduate Training Program in Neuroscience at Texas A&M University is designed to prepare students to become successful independent researchers that can help society meet wide-ranging needs in industry, medicine, defense and academic fields. Click here to learn more about the structure and benefits of the program. Below, you will find instructions on how to complete the application process.
HOW TO APPLY
Deadline for applications is December 1. We will continue to evaluate applications after this date. We encourage timely submission of applications, however, because applications received by the deadline will have priority.
(1) Submit the on-line Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application.
After creating the application, you will have access to your application dashboard. There are 4 quadrants in the application that you must complete before you can submit your application. You may the complete the 4 quadrants in any order. After you complete all sections of the application, please be sure to submit your application using the “Submit Application” tab. You must pay the application fee before you submit your application.
(2) Submit the following documents through your Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application:
(2a) Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. You do not need to submit a transcript from Texas A&M University. You use your Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application to electronically submit your unofficial transcripts. Transcripts uploaded via Texas A&M University GraduateCAS are considered unofficial but will temporarily complete your file for review. If you receive admission, you must submit all required official transcripts and diplomas before you will be allowed to register for classes.
(2b) OPTIONAL—Your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Submitting your scores on the General Test of the GRE is optional. If you choose to submit your GRE scores, then you should request that the Educational Testing Service send an official copy of your GRE scores directly to Texas A&M University. Your GRE scores should be from a test date within five years of the date your application form reaches the Texas A&M University Office of Admissions and Records. Use code 6003 for reporting your GRE scores. You do not need a department code.
(2c) Permanent Residency documentation if you are a permanent resident of the United States.
(2d) Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. More information about this requirement is at http://admissions.tamu.edu/international/graduate. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can find more information about these required documents and about the application process by going to the Texas A&M University Office of Admission web site (http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/). Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens and who do not hold or have not applied for U.S. permanent resident status and have not previously attended Texas A&M can find information at this Texas A&M University Office of Admission web site about the required application documents: http://admissions.tamu.edu/international/graduate.
(3) Upload the following application materials in electronic format through your Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application. Instructions can be found in the “Department-Specific Required Documents” section and in the “How to Submit Your Documents” section at http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply:
(3a) Your curriculum vitae.
(3b) A Statement of Purpose describing your background relevant to graduate training in neuroscience, describing your educational and career goals, and explaining your motivation for applying to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Please include the names of faculty members in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience whose research is relevant to your goals for your graduate training. You may include in your Statement of Purpose any other information you think is relevant to your application for admission into the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience.
(4) Three letters of recommendation:
(4a) Please request 3 letters of recommendation from persons able to judge your capabilities for graduate training. Writers of your letters of recommendation must electronically submit their letters through Texas A&M University GraduateCAS. Your Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application form will send an email with instructions to each of your recommenders.
(5) Check the status of your application:
(5a) Once you submit your application, you can access status updates at your Texas A&M University GraduateCAS application dashboard. Please understand that the progress of TAMIN’s review of your application may not be reflected online.
If you have questions about how to apply to the program, please contact Sylvia Bernal Jones:
Sylvia Bernal Jones
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Bldg., Room 3148
College Station, TX 77843-3474
If you have other questions about the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, please contact:
Dr. Gregg Wells
Chair, Graduate Recruiting Committee
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center
228 Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX 77843-1114