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College of Graduate Studies

Current Graduate Students

Note, this page is under construction - please excuse any irregularities as we work to make it serve you better!

Congratulations and welcome to the College of Graduate Studies. Below is a list of links and documents that you might need throughout your graduate studies.

How do I apply to become a graduate student?

All student enrollment is managed by The Office of Admission, Enrollment Management.  You may visit this office in the TAMUK Memorial Student Union, between 8AM and 5pm Monday through Friday, or call 361-593-2808.


How do I apply for graduation?

You will need to apply through Blue and Gold connection.


I did not apply for graduation in time by the deadline. How can I apply for graduation?

  1. You will need to email Graduate Studies at the following email: 
    1. Your subject of the email should have "missed graduation application deadline" followed by your term of graduation and your Full Name.
    2. For the body of the email you will need to have a detailed reason as to why you were not able to apply for graduation along with your K number and Full Name as it appears with your university official records.
  2. Once your email is received Graduate Studies Staff will look into it on a case by case basis while consulting with the Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies to make the determination.
  3. If allowed to apply a confirmation email will be sent to the Graduate Studies office who will then send a paper application form for the student to fill out and return back to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies as soon as possible to be processed.


How should I format my Manuscript?

  1. You should refer to the Manuscript Manual that is found at this link: Graduate Studies Forms and Resources


How do I know my formatting is right on my signature page(s)?

  1. Students are highly encourage to ask the Office of Research and Graduate Studies staff members located in College Hall Room 150 for further guidance on this. ORGS Staff will let the student know if the format is correct. 


Can I submit my Manuscript to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies prior to the deadline?

  1. YES. However the student must make sure their committee is ready prior to them submitting and should ensure that the student has made sure that technical error edits and content error edits are completed.


Depending on your College, Department, and Degree Plan, you will follow one of the processes below to earn your degree:

  • Courses - Only
  • Research Project (no thesis)
  • Thesis
  • Dissertation
Click here for details about the candidacy application processes.

All graduate studies forms and many resources such as the Thesis and Dissertation Manual and Templates are to be found here.

The final requirements to meet before your diploma and transcript can be released vary based on the process followed by your degree plan.  Please click here to learn more about the final requirements for your degree.

While students cannot be Principal Investigators on grants for research, they are welcome to look for fellowships and other opportunities where a graduate or Ph.D. candidate may ask if their faculty mentor is willing to submit the grant to fund their research project.  All research grants are submitted through the Pre-Award division of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  Please click here to contact them.