Strength gained through knowledge

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi admission for international students

At Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi we believe the key to success is through gathering knowledge and skills, and learning how to apply these to real-world situations.

Why choose Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi?

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being part of an academic community

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has an excellent academic reputation with respected faculty working together with students to generate and research new ideas. A&M-Corpus Christi is part of the distinguished Texas A&M University System, one of the largest education systems in the USA, and offers a wide range of highly-rated degree programs.

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hands-on learning

The University is committed to offering real-world experience and opportunities to apply your knowledge throughout your studies, and much earlier in your academic career than in most other universities.

From the Plasma Engineering Research Lab where you could help treat cancer, to the largest vertical-axis wind turbine installation in the USA for sustainable energy research; you can take the important step to understanding how information can translate into action.

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learning from experts

When you choose Corpus Christi, you will enjoy a warm and friendly community where teachers often work one-on-one with students on issues facing them in the local environment. Academics also work as mentors, helping you to stay on the path to your career choice or graduate school. This shared enthusiasm and dedication to your progression will propel you to achieving your plans for the future.

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living on the only island university

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the USA located on its own island. When you’re not studying you can meet with friends and enjoy the benefits of life on an island; the beach, barbecues, fresh air and sports.

Events run throughout the year and include the ‘Islander Revue’ performance evening, charity and community outreach and seasonal festivals.

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Direct admission

If you meet the language and academic requirements, you can apply directly to one of our degree programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This is an excellent opportunity for students who speak English as their first language or with high IELTS or TOEFL scores to attend the University.

English language entry requirements

Undergraduate Direct entry: Minimum IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 79; Embassy Level C1 Certificate

Graduate Direct entry: Minimum IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 79; Embassy Level C1 Certificate

Academic entry requirements

Undergraduate programs: minimum GPA 2.0

Graduate programs: GPA 3.0

Degree programs

College of Business

  • Accounting BBA
  • Economics BBA
  • Finance BBA
  • General Business BBA
  • Management BBA
  • Management Information Systems BBA
  • Marketing BBA

College of Education and Human Development

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Education) BSIS
  • Kinesiology BS

College of Liberal Arts

  • Art BA/BFA
  • Communication BA
  • Criminal Justice BS
  • English BA
  • Graphic Design BA
  • History BA
  • Music BA/BM
  • Philosophy BA
  • Political Science BA
  • Psychology BA
  • Sociology BA
  • Spanish BA
  • Theatre BA

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Health Sciences BSHS

College of Science and Engineering

  • Atmospheric Science BS
  • Biology BS
  • Biomedical Sciences BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Computer Science BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Environmental Science BS
  • Geographic Information Science BS
  • Geology BS
  • Mathematics BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology BS
  • Physics BS

College of Business

  • Accounting MAcc
  • Business MBA

College of Education and Human Development

  • Counseling MS
  • Curriculum and Instruction MS
  • Early Childhood Education MS
  • Educational Administration MS
  • Instructional Design and Educational Technology MS
  • Special Education MS

College of Liberal Arts

  • Art, Studio MFA
  • Communication MA
  • English MA
  • History MA
  • Psychology MA
  • Public Administration MPA

College of Science and Engineering

  • Biology MS
  • Coastal and Marine System Science MS
  • Computer Science MS
  • Environmental Science MS
  • Fisheries and Mariculture MS
  • Geospatial Surveying Engineering MS
  • Marine Biology MS
  • Mathematics MS


Gain professional experience and networking opportunities at Fortune 500 companies, research organizations, and small businesses.

Personal development

Join a range of programs to enhance your development, including the McNair Scholars Program for graduate study and the Honors Program, which furthers your learning during your undergraduate degree.


The island offers a great balance of study and fun. When you're not studying, you can try a wide range of activities such as windsurfing and fishing. You could blend your daily studies with walks along the beach and eating local seafood.

Welcoming community

Capture the island spirit by taking part in a wide selection of activities and clubs. You'll be embraced by our community and have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of cultural experiences and festivals.

Unique resources

A&M-Corpus Christi is one of only six federal test sites chosen for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the USA (Federal Aviation Administration).

World leaders in Gulf research

The Harte Research Institute is dedicated to advancing the long-term sustainable use and conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

A unique location

Corpus Christi, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is within comfortable traveling distance of International airports in Houston and Austin. The campus includes a scenic hike-and-bike trail, natural wetlands full of marine life and a university beach.

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