Ready to apply? Here you can find all the information you need to start and complete the process. 


Follow instructions on the Cockrell School of Engineering website to complete the online application for admission. Do not use the ApplyTexas application.

You will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose that is no more than 1–2 pages, results from the general GRE test (subject tests not required), and a pdf copy of your current transcripts. You will also be required to pay the application fee ($65 for domestic students, $90 for international).

GRE Scores:
Have your GRE scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions (OGA) by the ETS testing center. Use university code 6882. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. If you took the GRE more than 5 years ago, your scores have expired and you will need to re-take the exam.

TOEFL or IELTS Scores:
International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Applicants are exempt from this requirement if they have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in a country where English is the only official language. The requirement is not waived for applicants who have earned a master’s degree from a similar institution mentioned for the exemption.

Contact information and addresses for applying as well as important information regarding application procedures can be found on the OGA website.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are received by OGA by the deadline.

The department will not make a decision on admission until OGA receives all required documents.