AFTER GRADUATION


OFFICE OF
GRADUATE AND
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.

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

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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 have the opportunity to participate in a number of student organizations such as Grad Camp, Graduates and Professional Student Programs, Black Graduate Students’ Association, Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Association, Indian Graduate Students Organization and departmental graduate associations, among others.

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 2015-2016, OGAPS provided Dissertation Fellowships to 20 students, totaling $410,000+.
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
$27.1 MILLION
Salary support for graduate research assistants
$53.9 MILLION
Tuition funding for graduate assistants, both teaching and research assistants
$28.4 MILLION

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