Domestic Admissions

Admission Requirements

A completed application for admission is required and must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies by the posted deadlines. An applicant whose admission credentials are received after a stated deadline date should contact the Office of Graduate Studies to request an evaluation for admission for the next enrollment period.

Even though an applicant may meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Studies, he/she must also meet the admission requirements of a specific programs as well. Admission to a department/program is not guaranteed until the applicant receives official notification by the Office of Graduate Studies. The student may not enroll in any graduate courses until this official notification is received. Failure to adhere to this policy will nullify any graduate level coursework undertaken by the student.

Requirements for the admission process are outlined below:

  1. A completed online application for admission to Graduate Studies (www.applytexas.org) and payment of a $50 non-refundable application fee.
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  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or, for most doctoral programs, a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (degrees from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees).
  2. An official transcript from the registrar of each regionally accredited college or university previously attended (undergraduate and graduate).
  3. A bachelor’s degree documenting a minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 on a 4.00 or a last 60 semester credit hour GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale for regular graduate status. For doctoral study, most programs require a minimum 3.00 graduate GPA; please refer to program specific requirements.
  4. A bachelor’s degree documenting a minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 on a 4.00 grading scale for conditional or non-degree graduate status. *
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons in the field of the applicant’s academic major or area of concentration.
  6. Recommendation for admission by the department head and dean of the college or school offering the graduate program to which the student is seeking admission. The recommendation is submitted by the department head and dean to the Office of Graduate Studies.  Formal acceptance and notification comes from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Please note that some programs have additional requirements such as submission of GRE or GMAT scores, personal essays, departmental applications, and interviews. Please visit the Graduate Programs at PVAMU webpage for program specific admission requirements.

If GRE or GMAT scores are required, scores must be official and may not be older than five years.

* A student with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 2.50, who has acquired relevant experience that could contribute to ensuring their success in graduate study may be considered for conditional admission upon a holistic review and recommendation by the respective department head and dean.

Domestic Application Deadlines

A completed application for admission and all supplemental material must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies by the following deadlines:

  • May 1 for the Fall Semester
  • October 1 for the Spring Semester
  • March 1 for the Summer Semester

All supporting documents (original transcript, letters of recommendation, essay) should be mailed to:

Office of Graduate Studies
Graduate Admission
P.O. Box 519 – Mail Stop 2800
Prairie View, TX 77446

Or emailed to gradadmissions@pvamu.edu when applicable. Transcripts, when possible, should be submitted electronically using school code 36360.

Check your Application Status

Please visit PantherTracks for an update on your application. Allow seven to ten working days to process credentials. All items required to complete an application must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by closing date to assure consideration for admission.

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