(Bachelor of Science)
In order to gain admissions to Texas A&M, the undergraduate applicant must have graduated from an accredited secondary school with a minimum of sixteen credits in specific high school subjects, which are required by the University. The University Catalogue provides specific details regarding admission requirements.
On Campus Transfers
If you are a current TAMU-College Station student with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher (2.5 or higher for CDEV) you may apply for admission to the RPTS Department by completing the form below. When you submit the form, your application will be considered by our Undergraduate Committee for acceptance. While a minimum GPA is required to apply it does not guarantee admission. Admission is dependent on a student’s academic record, their level of compatibility with the RPTS or CDEV curriculum and available space. Beyond the base requirements CDEV applicants must also have made a grade of B or higher in English 104, Economics and Math.
Students changing their major into RPTS or CDEV should be aware that space is limited and it may be difficult to enroll in some classes immediately. Our academic advisors will do their best to work with any new student to establish a course schedule that meets requirements. Most students who change majors will need to extend their time in college by one or more semesters.
Students are encouraged to apply on-line.
Fall – July 31st
Spring – October 31st
Summer – March 31st
Admission from other institutions is granted on a competitive basis. Students must meet the minimum general requirements set by the University to be considered for departmental admission. The University requirements for transfer can be found on the Office of Admissions web site (http://admissions.tamu.edu/). Grade point ratio, course history, reasons for requesting the Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences or Community Development major, and other indicators are reviewed. Changes in departmental capacity may influence acceptance criteria.
Readmission to the university is determined on a case by case basis. Each case is reviewed by the department’s administrative team. Weight is placed on academic history, the amount and quality of time spent away from school and other indicators of potential academic success in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Department. Questions regarding individual cases can be directed to the departmental Academic Advisor.
(Master of Science, Master of Recreation Resources Development,
Doctor of Philosophy)
Fall – March 1st
Spring – August 1st
Summer – November 1st
Step 1: Contact Irina Shatruk via email.
Your email to Irina should include the following information:
1. Short statement of your research interests in one page or less.
Step 2: Apply to Texas A&M University.
Irina will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your research interests and resume. Once you have received a reply from her you can apply at www.applytexas.org. On the Apply Texas website, choose graduate application, then Texas A&M University. The major for the application will be Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences. In order to apply you will need the following:
1. Official Transcript – This can be mailed to the University following completion of the online application
2. TOEFL/IELTS Test Results (International Students Only) – This must have been taken within the last 2 years. You can apply before you take the this test , but your application can not be fully processed until after the results are received by Texas A&M.
3. GRE Test Results – This test must have been taken within the last 5 years. You can apply before you take this test, but your application can not be fully processed until after the results are received by Texas A&M.
4. Application Processing Fee – The fee is $50 for students in the United States and $90 for International students.
Step 3: Once you have completed your online application you will need to email the following items to Irina.
1. Transcripts – this just needs to be a copy of your transcript. It does not have to be an official copy of your transcripts.
2. Statement of Intent – this should be no longer than one page.
3. Three References
4. Writing Samples – each sample should be 10 pages or less. List of the Faculty you
would like the work with click here for a list of all RPTS Faculty.
Step 4: Wait for the Graduate Committee to decide if you application will be accepted.