International Applicant Information

  1. All international applicants must submit their international academic credentials to World Education Services (WES) for a course by course evaluation and US equivalency determination. No other evaluation services will be accepted.
    • SOPHAS applicants should send the evaluation report directly to SOPHAS; HAMPCAS applicants should send their analysis report directly to the Office of Student Affairs, Texas A&M School of Public Health.
  2. All international applicants must show English language proficiency for the School of Public Health. Individual departments may choose to establish minimum standards that exceed the SPH minimum for English Proficiency Verification. SPH requires an official copy of test scores and/or other documentation in order to verify English proficiency requirements. The English Language Proficiency Requirements are independent of general admission requirements and may be met in one of the following ways: 
  • GRE verbal score of 153 or higher (scores older than five years are not accepted). If a GRE verbal score of 153 or higher is obtained, the TOEFL exam is not required.
  • Beginning fall 2016 the School of Public Health will accept an IELTS band score of 7.0 or higher to meet English Language Proficiency.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum requirements: official TOEFL scores of 95 on internet based examination, 587 on written exam, or 240 on computer exam. 
    • For SOPHAS applicants, send official TOEFL scores to School Code 5688, “SOPHAS” –
    • For HAMPCAS applicants, send official TOEFL scores to School Code 6003, “Texas A&M University - College Station” -

The following will waive the English language proficiency requirement for all applicants:

  • Earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from a US accredited institution.
  • Hold a ECFMG Certificate (copy of official verification required by applicant from ECFMG).
  • Current US licensed medical physician (copy of license required).

It is recommended that if you are requesting a waiver of the GRE you email a copy of any and all relevant waiver documentation to your admission officer as soon as possible to facilitate the application process.

If offered admission to SPH, all international applicants MUST submit an official or attested copy of the final degree certificate. A provisional certificate will not suffice.