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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi offers nearly 50 graduate degrees geared to equip students with the essential leadership skills that will allow them to take the helm in their chosen fields and industries.

College of Business MBA degree ranked 13th in nation for affordability Named among the Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics

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Total Student Enrollment: 11,661 Graduate Students: 1,857

Meet Dr. Yvonne Castillo Dr. Yvonne Castillo’s interests include working with victims of human trafficking, gerontology, and the challenges caregivers of elderly family members face. As Director of the Counseling and Training Clinic, Castillo creates a “training ground” for graduate students to develop their professional counselor identities. During practicums and internship coursework, student counselors meet with clients and gain firsthand experience in dealing with issues such as anger and stress management, and anxiety and depression. She has teamed up with colleagues to develop a training program for Dialectica; Behavior Therapy to help graduate students assist individuals with borderline personality disorders. “We provide our students with opportunities to work with clients who face life-challenging situations,” said Castillo. “Our students also receive the tools they need to develop themselves professionally by presenting their research at state and national conferences and participating in state and national counselor organizations.” In addition, Castillo and Dr. Mary Alice Fernandez developed a Graduate Bilingual Counselor Certificate Program to address the critical shortage of trained professional counselors who serve the mental health service needs of a rapidly growing Hispanic population.

College of Business Accountancy Business Administration

College of Nursing & Health Sciences MAcc MBA

College of Education & Human Development Counseling Counselor Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Administration Educational Leadership Elementary Education Instructional Design and Educational Technology Kinesiology Reading Secondary Education Special Education


Graduate Certificates • Alternative Certification of Educators (ACE) • Educational Diagnostician • Principal • Reading Specialist • School Counselor • Superintendent • Supplemental (Bilingual, Gifted & Talented, ESL)

MSN Nursing DNP Nursing PhD Nursing Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Woman’s University

In-State $498.64

In-State $1,079.92

Out-of-State $2,141.92 Based on a 3-hour course

Apply for Federal Student Aid at The school code for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is 011161

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College of Science & Engineering MS MS, PhD MS MS MS PhD MS MS, PhD MS

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates • Clinical Laboratory Science • Geographic Information Science • Geomatics

College of Liberal Arts Art, Studio Communication English History Psychology Public Administration

Out-of-State $852.64

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Graduate Certificates • Family Nurse Practitioner • Health Care Administration • Leadership in Nursing Systems • Nurse Educator Biology Coastal and Marine System Science Computer Science Environmental Science Fisheries and Mariculture Geospatial Computing Science Geospatial Surveying Engineering Marine Biology Mathematics

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Many scholarships are available solely for graduate studies. Go to and click on funding for scholarship applications, deadlines and options.

Check Out Our Assistantships Graduate assistantships provide opportunities for students to work in their chosen field while getting hands-on experience that will help pay for tuition. Go to and find out more.

Admission Checklist Request official transcripts from each postsecondary institution you attended. They must be sent to:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Graduate Studies 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5843 Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5843 Register to take the appropriate exam for your program and have these scores sent directly to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (ID Code 6849) Complete the online application (, request letters of recommendation electronically, and pay the application fee ($50-domestic; $70-international; Upon submission, you will receive your student identification number. Use this number in all e-mail communication and submission of documents. Check your program for specific requirements: Submit all required documents online at or via e-mail to Check your application status online at using your student ID number.

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of our faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields

Our highly credentialed faculty engage in cutting-edge research and work hands-on with graduate students to ensure success both in the classroom and after graduation.

Meet Dr. Paul Montagna

Island University graduate students receive a unique blend of cutting-edge classroom instruction, practical hands-on applications, research opportunities and maximum personal attention.



Dr. Paul Montagna is highly regarded in the areas of ecosystem studies, freshwater inflows, water quality and environmental statistics. He is known for his research on the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and for his expertise on “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico, which he has studied for more than 20 years. As Endowed Chair for Ecosystems and Modeling at the Harte Research Institute, Montagna mentors students in the University’s Coastal and Marine System Science PhD, Marine Biology MS and PhD, and Environmental Science MS programs. “What people may not realize is that the work we’re doing at the HRI matters to every living human and organism along the Gulf of Mexico,” said Montagna. “Our CMSS PhD program is like no other because we are training future generations to think in interdisciplinary ways to maintain and ensure the future health of the Gulf for years to come.” Montagna teaches graduate and doctoral classes on topics that include environmental statistics and mathematical ecology. Students learn to code programs that manipulate databases, calculate biodiversity and analyze large, complex environmental data sets.

College of Business - Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International–the most exclusive accrediting agency for business schools worldwide. College of Education & Human Development - includes state-ofthe-art laboratories and training facilities that support an atmosphere of excellence in research and practice. College of Liberal Arts - Led by award-winning professors committed to excellence in teaching. Master of Science & Nursing - Fourth-largest in Texas, ranked as one of the Best Online Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The College of Science & Engineering - Includes programs credentialed by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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