Graduate Admissions

(Master of Science, Master of Recreation Resources Development, Doctor of Philosophy)

Application Deadlines

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.

2. Resume

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.

Graduate Student Handbook

Teaching Assistantship Application 2014 AY

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