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Prospective Students

In an ever-growing world of technology and STEM careers, science and research play an integral role in our future. The College of Science & Engineering at TCU prides itself on small class sizes and plentiful hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Students study and conduct research in newly renovated state-of-the-art laboratories alongside faculty experts. More than 40 percent of the College’s undergraduate students are involved in research, and most participate in the Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium each spring.

Explore the academic and research possibilities in our College as well as our individual departments for a glimpse at our teacher-scholar focus and affiliated institutes and initiatives. Choose from 32 degree options alongside more than 1,700 undergraduate students and 130 graduate students. Our faculty scholars lead the way into the future of science through advanced research, community involvement and prestigious grants and publication opportunities.

See the TCU online catalog for a detailed listing of our undergraduate and graduate programs. Follow us on social for an inside look at our events and science happenings at TCU, and do look around to see what we pride ourselves on here! We hope to see you on campus soon!


Undergraduate Admission

Please go to the TCU Admission’s Office web pages for information on undergraduate admission:

Apply Now for Undergraduate Admission

Graduate Admission

Admission to the graduate programs of the College is handled through the College of Science & Engineering. For general information regarding graduate admission see the TCU Graduate Studies web pages (

Application deadlines:
Application deadlines for the College are flexible, but apply by January 1 for maximum consideration for Fall admission and by September 15 for maximum consideration for Spring admission.

As a member of the Council of Graduate Schools TCU abides by the following resolution regarding the acceptance of offers of financial support: Resolution

Application process:

General information for all applicants:

For a complete application the following documents and information are needed:

  • Students need to fulfill the general TCU admission requirements.
  • A completed online application (see below.)
  • Three letters of recommendation (the online application will prompt you for information regarding your references.)
  • Transcripts of all colleges attended (upload unofficial copies via the online application. If you are admitted to the program a single copy of all official transcripts will be required – see address below) [When applicable, student needs to submit English translations of transcripts. We do not provide this service.]
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (upload via the the online application. Essay – 1,000 words or less, that describes your motivation and goals for graduate study, career ambitions, and the specific ways TCU may fit those.)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (input scores in Testing Information section in the online application, then request official scores to be sent to TCU Graduate Studies, ETS institutional code 6820)  for evidence of proficiency in English a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet based) or 550 (paper based) is required or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5].
  • GRE requirements:
    • Biology, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences and Psychology:
      The GRE is required, but with no minimum score expectation. The GRE score is part of a holistic review of each application.
    • Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences:
      The GRE is not required. Any submitted GRE score is part of a holistic review of each application.
    • Mathematics:
      The GRE, with a minimum score of 300, is required for all mathematics graduate applications.
  • Application fee of $60 (payment via online application.)

For international applicants only:

    • TOEFL is required of all international students – applicant may request a telephone interview with the department for possible waiver of the TOEFL.
    • For U.S. permanent resident: Please confirm that you are a permanent resident of the United States by emailing a scanned copy of your green card to
    • For non-permanent residents, please upload the completed International Student and Scholar Form with your application.

International Student and Scholar Form

    • Admitted students will also be required to provide proof of financial support by filling out and returning the following form. Students on full Teaching Assistantships (see below) do not have to use this form.

Financial Statement for International Students

Graduate financial aid:

  • A limited number of Teaching Assistantships are available through the College to full-time graduate students. Applicants must be admissible to a graduate program, have an outstanding academic record and present favorable recommendations. Students admitted conditionally are not normally eligible for graduate financial aid until all conditions have been met.

Refer to the TCU Graduate Studies website ( for additional information about graduate financial aid.

To apply for admission to a TCU College of Science & Engineering graduate program:

Apply Now for Graduate Admission

Contact address:

Please use the address below for mailing of any hard copies of documents (e.g. transcripts sent from your institutions). Please also feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the application process.

Dr. Magnus Rittby, Senior Associate Dean (

TCU College of Science & Engineering
Attn: Graduate Studies
TCU Box 298960
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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