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International Applicants

Texas A&M University School of Public Health welcomes international students to apply!

Prospective international applicants should review the following requirements that may be applicable.

All international applicants to our graduate-level degrees must take the following steps to be considered for admission:

Foreign Coursework & Transcript Evaluations

Applicants with coursework from institutions outside of the U.S. and English-speaking Canada, must submit international academic credentials to World Education Services (WES) for a course by course (ICAP) evaluation and U.S. equivalency determination. Applicants should submit the WES evaluation directly to the SOPHAS or HAMPCAS. Follow the instructions for routing provided by WES. 

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Official English language proficiency (ELP) test scores are required for most international applicants. Citizens of certain English speaking countries are exempt from this requirement. Refer to the list on the TAMU Office of Admissions website.  

If your country is not on the exempt list of countries, you are required to submit official scores that meet the minimum ELP requirement or meet the Alternative Verification criteria for Texas A&M School of Public Health.  

Test Scores

Submit proof of English language proficiency, as demonstrated by one of the criteria below:

  • GRE verbal score of 153 or higher from a test date within five years.
    • SOPHAS applicants should send official scores to GRE Code 7841
    • HAMPCAS applicants should send official scores to GRE Code 0653
  • IELTS overall band score of 7.0 or higher from a test date within two years. Scores should be submitted via electronic score delivery service to: Texas A&M University (College Station and Galveston)
  • TOEFL iBT test score of 95 (or higher) from a test date within two years
    • Routing scores
    • SOPHAS applicants should send official TOEFL iBT scores to school code 5688
    • HAMPCAS applicants should send official TOEFL iBT scores to school code B589
  • TOEFL Essentials test overall band score of 10 (or higher) from a test date within two years.  Scores should be submitted to Texas A&M University using code 6003


Alternate ELP Verification

Applicants can meet the Alternative ELP Verification requirement by completing all years of a bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university (this is subject to departmental approval). The degree must be awarded at the time of application submission. In progress degrees will not meet the Alternate ELP Verification requirement. The conferred degree status will be confirmed via the official transcript submitted in the application.