Applying for the Master of Science in Energy, Certificate in Energy, and Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy
Available Online or In-Person
|Deadline for All Applicants:
|November 15, 2023
|June 1, 2024
|October 15, 2024
|Program Start Date (Estimated):
|January 8, 2024
How to Apply
The components of a complete application for academic programs offered by the Texas A&M Energy Institute are listed below.
Students must have completed a bachelor’s or professional degree (or equivalent) to be able to apply for the Master of Science in Energy (MSE), Certificate in Energy, or Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy.
You will be required to submit the following in order to apply:
- Statement of Purpose
- Applicants should write a 1-1½ page statement of purpose explaining their interest in the Texas A&M Energy Institute’s graduate energy program and how this degree will help the student achieve their career goals.
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Applicants should provide Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended in the past. Any applicant who provides unofficial transcripts and is admitted will be required to submit official transcripts.
- Letters of Recommendation/Reference
- In the EngineeringCAS system, applicants will request three (3) letters of recommendation. The EngineeringCAS system may refer to these as “Evaluations.” Recommendation/evaluation letters are not required to be received at the time of the application in order for you to be allowed to submit your application. You can track the progress of your recommendation letter requests in EngineeringCAS. You can also email your recommenders a reminder through EngineeringCAS, or choose to send a request to another recommender. If a recommender is having trouble receiving your email request from EngineeringCAS for recommendation, please ask your recommender to login using the EngineeringCAS portal.
- Required application fees:
- Domestic students will be required to pay the EngineeringCAS processing fee ($58) and the Texas A&M University application fee of $65 for domestic applicants.
- International students will be required will be required to pay the EngineeringCAS processing fee ($58) and the Texas A&M University application fee of $90 for international applicants.
- Proof of English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
- To be eligible for admission to a graduate or professional program at Texas A&M University, international applicants are required to meet English language proficiency (ELP) standards provided in the form of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores. To qualify for graduate assistantships with direct or support instructional responsibilities, the State of Texas also requires that international graduate students meet ELP standards beyond those required for admission. View the English Language Proficiency website for more information.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are received by EngineeringCAS by the specific graduate department/program deadline. Please be sure to select Texas A&M University and check with the department you are interested in to discuss their required materials, as each program sets its own deadlines and requires submission of materials specific to the department.
GRE Scores Not Required:
GRE test scores are not required for the Master of Science in Energy, Certificate in Energy, and Certificate in Energy Technology, Law and Policy. Applications will be reviewed with or without GRE scores.
Apply at EngineeringCAS
Please note that when you click on the application link above, you will be leaving tamu.edu and be directed to the EngineeringCAS site, built for applying to the Texas A&M College of Engineering’s graduate programs.
Support for the application system is provided by EngineeringCAS.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern time)
Upon receipt of completed application packets, each submission will be thoroughly reviewed.
The link for EngineeringCAS is below. Please be sure to select Texas A&M University.
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).