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Graduate Admission

The information here is general to TCU graduate admission.  Applicants should consult the appropriate school or college requirements for further details.  

General Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an institution regarded as standard by the University and a regional accrediting agency.

For unconditional admission, the student must have satisfactory undergraduate preparation for the particular degree sought and have met all requirements for admission.  Individual departments, schools, or colleges may set different standards and require particular placement tests.

Conditional admission is sometimes granted to applicants who have been unable to complete all admission requirements by the deadline.  TCU seniors may also be permitted to begin graduate work under special circumstances.  Other special admission classifications include visiting, non-degree, and workshop.

Admission is competitive.  New students will only be accepted as facilities can accommodate, regardless of the number of qualified applicants.  Remember to check the application deadline for each department.

Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) , Graduate Management Test (GMAT) or other appropriate professional test must be submitted if required by the major department.  The examinations are administered through the Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6004, Princeton NJ 08541-6004.  Information and registration bulletins for the GRE and GMAT are usually available in the TCU Graduate Studies Office (3101 Sadler); GMAT applications may also be obtained from the MBA Office in the Neeley School of Business. 

A non-refundable application fee of $60 is required with all applications payable when application is submitted.  Some professional programs have additional application fees.

To Apply

  1. Completed application form -  APPLY NOW
  2. International applicants only - International Supplement and Financial Statement for International Students (this is submitted IN ADDITION to the application to the appropriate school or college officer)
  3. Two (2) official transcripts mailed from the Registrar's office for each college or university attended.  (It is not necessary to have transcripts sent from TCU.) Send transcripts to the appropriate school or college officer

Notices of admission to graduate study are not held for release on any particular date but are sent as soon as action is taken.  Successful applicants are notified of the semester for which acceptance has been granted.

Campus Security Information

Texas Christian University's annual security report is available at any time.  This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University.  The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for rexample, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controled by the University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.  This report is available online at  You may request a paper copy from the TCU Police Department. 


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