International Students

We value diversity and encourage international students to apply to our graduate school program!

An International applicant is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who will be studying under an immigrant or non-traditional visa type including, but not limited to, the following visa types:

  • F-1/F-2 student visa
  • J-1/J-2: exchange visitor visa
  • H-4/H1-B: specialty occupation visa

Official Documents

Official Documents must be sent directly to Office of Recruitment and Admissions from the granting institutions and/or education testing services:

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

The requirements for getting into graduate school are the same for international students as domestic ones. However, in addition to the documents listed on the Application Process page, international applicants must also submit the following documents to Graduate Admissions:

  • Copy of Current Visa (if applicable)
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report - effective March 1, 2017, the University requires an international transcript evaluation report (course by course) which includes all transcripts from international colleges and universities from one of the University approved evaluation agencies listed below (except for MS Computer Science, MS Geospatial Systems Engineering and Ph.D. Geospatial Computer Science Programs):
Educational Credential Evaluators
www.ece.org
Foreign Credentials Service America
foreigncredentials.org

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
www.gceus.com
World Education Services
www.wes.org

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
www.spantran.com
 

NOTE: Applicants who hold a 3 year bachelor degree's must be determined that the 3 year degree is equivalent to a U.S bachelor's degree by the evaluation agency.

  • English Language Proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English Proficiency before being admitted into a graduate program. TAMU-CC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Test scores must be within the last 2 years and sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. 
    • Official TOEFL Scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Minimum paper-based score of 550 or the equivalent internet-based score of 79-80 OR
    • Official IELTS Scores (International English Language Testing System) - Minimum score requirement: 6.5

International applicants are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score IF one of the following conditions is met:

  • The applicant completed a bachelor's degree at a U.S. or another English-only speaking country, or
  • The applicant successfully completed two years of instruction (taught in the English Language) at a U.S. or Canadian college.
  • Please visit the Office of Admissions website for a list of countries that are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score.

International Pathway Programs

If you are a prospective international student who does not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course, you have the opportunity to apply for an International Year program, offered at the International Study Center.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

 Official Documents must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the granting institutions and/or education testing services:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Office of Recruitment & Admissions
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

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