If you are considering applying to either of our Masters programs (MS in Visualization or MFA in Visualization), you should have an undergraduate college degree, background in art and design, aptitude and preparation in computer science and mathematics, and a desire to creatively use digital visual technologies. Students with unusual talents or preparation are also encouraged to apply.

We only admit for the Fall semester. To ensure consideration for financial support in the form of competitive scholarships and assistantships, the deadline is December 15. The final deadline for submitting an application is January 5th for admission in the Fall semester. Applications for Spring admission are not accepted.

Applicants to the graduate Visualization programs should:

  • meet the university admission standards and as a result of academic, professional, and other experiences
  • demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in a field related to electronic visualization
  • possess a baccalaureate degree in a field related to their intended course of study. 

Although the program admits students with outstanding ability in one such field, evidence of aptitude in more than one area will strengthen an application.

Examples of baccalaureate majors include, but are not limited to, arts-related fields such as fine art, design, and architecture; technical fields such as computer science, mathematics and engineering; or a variety of other fields with a strong visual emphasis.

Additional Application Materials: In addition to the normal application materials required by the university, applicants to the Visualization graduate programs must submit the following materials electronically to

  1. Resume of academic and/or professional experience.
  2. A brief Autobiographical Statement of Intent detailing the development of the candidate’s interest in electronic visualization, stating which graduate program – MS or MFA – and outlining the candidate’s goals for graduate study.
  3. A portfolio of visual works in 2D or 3D media. Only work presented on Websites, CD-ROM or DVD will be reviewed. See the Visual Portfolio Guidelines for additional details.
  4. An optional technical portfolio demonstrating software development competence may be submitted. Running programs you have developed with a graphical or visual orientation are best. Include source code and operating instructions. We can only accommodate software that operates in Unix (Linux or Mac OS X) or MS Windows environments.

CDs and DVDs may be submitted to:

    Application Portfolio
    Visualization Graduate Programs
    C108 Langford Center
    Texas A&M University
    3137 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843-3137


If you are interested in finding out more about our Masters in Visualization programs please complete this form

Fall final admissions deadline:
January 5.

Fall deadline for competitive scholarships and assistantships:
December 15.