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Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission - Good Standing

  • A formal application for admission. Application forms are available online through   For U.S. citizens, applications must be received one month prior to the regular registration dates indicated in the current University Calendar. A $30 application-processing fee must accompany applications of students who will be attending Tarleton for the first time or who have not been enrolled at Tarleton for one year.

  • Official transcript(s) of all previous academic course work. The transcript must bear the date of bachelor's degree conferral or master's degree if applicable, and indicate that the applicant was in good standing at the last institution attended.  Students must have a minimum grade point average (based on a 4-point scale) of 2.5 on the last 60 hours of credit completed.  

  • GRE/GMAT/MAT scores if required by Major department.  Please check with your major department to see which exam, if any, is preferred.

  • A 200-300 word essay addressing career and academic goals.

  • Completion of specific departmental admission requirements and recommendation for admission from the appropriate department may be required for admission to the chosen field of study.

Admission - Warning

  • Students admitted under this category are placed on Academic Warning.  Students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average their first semester of enrollment or they will be placed on Academic Suspension (See Graduate Student Performance section).

  • Admission-Warning status is only granted to students who have between a 2.5-2.99 GPA and apply for a major under specific academic departments that DO NOT require GRE/GMAT/MAT scores.

  • Admission will not be granted to a student whose GPA is less than 2.5 on the last 60 hours of course work completed.

  • Completion of specific departmental admission requirements and recommendation for admission from the appropriate department may be required for admission to the chosen field of study

An applicant who is admitted to the College of Graduate Studies will also need to check with their department to make sure of any other program admission requirements.

Testing and Support

Need to take a graduate admissions test on campus? You can apply online for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Need to brush up before your GRE test? We provide GRE Workshops at many of our locations!

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After looking into the outstanding Mathematics Department here at Tarleton State University, I felt I might have found my place.

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Sara Taylor

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James Reed

Faculty, staff, and fellow students go out of their way to create a learning environment full of opportunities and engagement for a total college experience; I owe my success to this difference.

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Keith Emmert

Small class sizes allow us to better meet the individual needs of our graduate students and help them to grow in knowledge and ability into functioning mathematicians.

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Annette Albrecht

The Tarleton counseling faculty members provide the appropriate balance of challenge and support in order to help students accomplish their academic goals.

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Arielle McEwin

The education and training I am receiving in my graduate program has helped me turn my passion into a fulfilling career.

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James Peiskee

All my professors have been easily approachable and always willing and able to explain a concept that I am having difficulty with, while at the same encouraging independent learning.

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Kristyn Hammond

I cherish the education I have earned at Tarleton and the invaluable professional experience I have received as a graduate assistant for the Department of English and Languages.

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Pam Winn

Tarleton blends high technology delivery with professor expertise; integrated, field-based learning opportunities; and personal access to faculty and staff via technology or face-to-face.

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Richard Winton

Something that made a huge difference in my own personal development that we offer in our program is a great deal of personal attention and one-on-one interaction with our graduate students. We are abnormally approachable and accessible to our students.

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Tim Huebner

It was so much fun, I jumped at the chance to return to Tarleton in 2008 when they began offering graduate level biology classes by Interactive Television from the Hickman Building at the Southwest Fort Worth Campus.

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