Apply Online

Apply for the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) or the Certificate in Energy online:

Application steps at
  1. Create a profile
  2. Select “Start a new blank application”
  3. Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application”
  4. Select the University and the Term (Texas A&M University – College Station) and Fall 2018
  5. Select “Energy, MS” or “Energy, Certificate” from the list of available programs


For questions on the programs or application requirements, visit the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions page.

Applying for the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) or the Certificate in Energy

The components of a complete application for academic programs offered by the Texas A&M Energy Institute are as follows:

2018-2019 Deadlines
Applications Open: November 1, 2017
Applicant Deadline:
February 15, 2018
United States Resident
Applicant Deadline:
July 1, 2018
Program Starting Date: September 1, 2018

Students must have completed a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent) to be able to apply for either the Master of Science in Energy (MSE) or the Certificate in Energy.

  1. Online Application

  2. Application Fee
    • (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) Nonrefundable $50 application fee.
    • (International applicants) Nonrefundable $90 application fee.

  3. Official Transcripts and Records
    • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.

  4. Test Scores
    • GRE scores are required for Energy Institute academic programs. 
    • GRE scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be from a test date within five years of the date the application form reaches the Office of Admissions. Use code 6003 for reporting GRE scores (Department code not needed).

  5. (Permanent Residents Only) Permanent Resident Card/I-551/I-485
  6. Letters of Recommendation
    • Three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with the student’s academic achievement and potential.
    • Letters can be submitted electronically through the Texas A&M Applicant Information System (AIS)

  7. Statement of Purpose
    • The Statement of Purpose may be submitted in the “Essay” portion of the Apply Texas application online at

  8. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

For further information on application components, visit the Texas A&M Graduate Application Information website.

Upon receipt of completed application packets, each submission will be thoroughly reviewed.

STEM OPT Extension: Not Eligible

The Master of Science in Energy offered by the Texas A&M Energy Institute, and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, has CIP code: 30.9999.04 Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, this code is not among the codes on the 2016 STEM designated list. The majority of the courses within the Master of Science in Energy at Texas A&M University are individually designated as STEM courses, but that factor alone is not sufficient to merit a full designation as a STEM program. Therefore, students who graduate with a Master of Science in Energy are not eligible for the Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).