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Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in applying to one of your graduate doctoral programs. Is there someone I can meet with to discuss this further?

  • Unfortunately, we have too many prospective students to be able to meet with all of them individually. Each program evaluates applications and candidates may be invited to interview or visit. Once you are contacted by a faculty member, you are encouraged to ask specific questions about the faculty member’s research and about the program.

Do we accept transfer students?

  • No, you will have to go through the application process and be admitted.

Do you offer a master’s degree?

  • We offer doctoral degrees in Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social and Personality Psychology. Students completing the Clinical Psychology and I/O Psychology degrees will complete a Master’s degree on the way to their PhD, but it is not intended to be a terminal degree.
  • We also offer a terminal Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology ONLY. Please see the links for the Master’s Program  for further information about this program.

How long does it take to complete the PhD program?

  • Completion time differs among areas and based on students’ career goals. Students who are pursuing academic placements in research universities could take longer to complete the degree, in order to permit time to publish their work.

What is the institution code?

  • The institution code for Texas A&M University is 6003. Official GRE scores must received from ETS by the Office of Admissions using this institution code.

When are application materials due?

  • All application materials for the doctoral programs are due by December 1st. The deadline is strictly enforced and no late applications are considered.

Can my Application fee be waived?

  • YES, you can complete a brief request for waiver here. This request is not reported to the Department and will not affect the review of your application in any way.

There are two areas on the ApplyTexas application that ask for a statement of purpose; can I use the same statement on both sections?

  • Yes, you can use the same statement of purpose on both sections of the application.

I am having problems with the ApplyTexas application system, who should I contact?

  • Please contact the Office of Admissions at (979) 845-1060.

I was not assigned a UIN or my UIN says pending, who should I contact?

  • Please contact the Office of Admissions at (979) 845-1060.

Have you received all of my application materials?

  • Because we receive hundreds of applications each fall, please allow until December 15th for an update. In the meantime, you can check you application status by using the AIS system.

If you need further assistance, please contact:

Peggy Brigman
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4235
Phone: 979-458-1710
brigman@tamu.edu