AFTER GRADUATION


Office of Graduate &
Professional Studies

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The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) is a global leader in graduate education. Through exceptional service and commitment to the highest standards, OGAPS advocates for graduate education at Texas A&M and throughout Texas. OGAPS is committed to a diverse campus climate, support and enhancement of the graduate experience and the development of all students as global citizens aware of the wider world and their role in it.

Texas A&M offers 101 doctoral programs and 188 master’s programs, many of which have attained recognition and top rankings in national surveys and publications.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) facilitates numerous professional development opportunities for students, including the campus-wide G.R.A.D. Aggies program. This collaborative program with several non-academic university offices aims to better prepare grad students for professional life after graduate school.

Additionally, the CIRTL@TAMU program provides professional development opportunities in teaching for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in STEM and non-STEM fields. Participant benefits include:

  • Increased teaching efficiency throughout their careers
  • A competitive advantage for faculty positions and a head start as junior faculty members.

The Texas A&M University System Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (E&S AGEP) provides support and experiences to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who complete STEM doctoral degrees and continue on to professoriate/competitive post-doctoral positions.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Graduate and professional students can take advantage of countless student clubs and organizations to fit any interest, whether academic, recreational, or social. Organizations such as Grad Camp, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, Black Graduate Student Association, Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Association, Indian Graduate Student Association, departmental graduate associations and more offer chances to develop people skills, augment leadership ability, network, and engage with diverse populations.

FELLOWSHIPS AND INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING

(2015-2016 Academic Year)

INCOMING STUDENTS Master’s and Doctoral Diversity Fellowships
$3.2 MILLION
Master’s and Doctoral Merit Fellowships
$1.5 MILLION+
Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowships
$100,000+
CURRENT STUDENTS In 2016-17, OGAPS provided Dissertation Fellowships to 23 students, totaling $440,000+.
RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE AFS Distinguished Graduate Student Awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching

U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowships

DIRECT INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED TO GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS

Salary support for graduate teaching assistants
$28.1 MILLION
Salary support for graduate research assistants
$54.6 MILLION
Tuition funding for graduate assistants, both teaching and research assistants
$31 MILLION

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