Texas A&M University System Campuses Best for Vets Degrees

The Best for Vets Degrees database is a collection of the top degree programs from all the the System campuses that are well suited for student veterans. Select the navigation bar below to explore System campuses and learn more about their top degree programs for veterans.

Texas A&M University

Bachelor/Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer Science is a broad discipline that deals with the analysis, design and synthesis of computer systems and their applications, and can be a gateway to a successful and fulfilling career for any veteran. As a student in computer science, you can expect to study topics ranging from algorithms, software systems and artificial intelligence and beyond.

Career Outcomes: Internet and Telecommunications Industry, Hardware and Software Companies, Aerospace Companies, Video Game Development Companies.

Click here for more information on the Computer Science program.

Bachelor/Master of Science in Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University is an interdisciplinary program that is jointly administered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Veterans will benefit from drawing on the strengths of both departments to earn a degree that will give them the necessary skills to design computing systems and software and differentiate themselves in the growing job market.

Career Outcomes: Telecommunications Industry, Computer Industry, Social Networking Industry, Cloud Computing Industry, Semiconductor Industry, Aerospace Industry, Biomedical Industry, Transportation and Automotive Industries and Government Agencies and Research Labs.

Click here for more information on the Computer Engineering program.

Business Degrees

Mays Business School is prestigious and nationally recognized as one of the best business        schools in the country for veterans. With more Fortune 100 CEO’s than any other school, Mays Business School is known for having an active network of former Aggies to pass on their experiences to current students. Mays offers a vast array of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Career Outcomes: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Real Estate, Analytics, Marketing, Management and Business Administration.

Click here for more information on Mays Business School degree programs.

West Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The West Texas A&M University Bachelor of Business Administration program continues to  be top ranked and is AACSB Accredited. From operational supplies and maintenance personnel, most veterans have experience with leadership, management, economics and accounting from their time in service. The WTAMU BBA is flexible in that students can pinpoint a special concentration as well as complete the entire degree online, if they so choose.

Career Outcomes: Computer Information Systems, Finance, General Business, Economics, Management and Marketing.

Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Business Administration programs.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

A major benefit of this program is its ability to maximize the various credit hours the average veteran presents within the form of a guaranteed block of transfer hours. While it is considered a “general” degree, the veteran has the ability to select one of 26 concentration options (click on link below for a full list of concentrations). With the block of transfer hours already completed, the BAAS degree could serve as an extension of vital educational benefits for graduate school or specialized certifications.

Click here to view more information on the BAAS and concentrations.

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Veterans Cohort

This is an MBA designed specifically for veterans. The program allows veterans to hone skills they acquired while in service and further build marketable skills by developing tools and techniques related to accounting, finance, management, marketing and data analytics through practical application. The MBA degree can be completed online, allowing flexibility for student veterans with other obligations, such as raising a family, to study and complete their degree from the convenience of home.

Career Outcomes: Sales Management, Management Analyst, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, IT System Management.

Click here to learn more about the MBA program at A&M-Commerce.

Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership

This is a competency-based program that prepares student veterans to become effective and innovative leaders and allows veterans to receive maximum allotted credit from their military career. The program also allows for flexibility for student veterans, as it can be completed entirely online.

Career Outcomes: Compliance Officer, Management Analyst, Human Resource Manager, Training and Development Manager, General and Operations Manager.

Click here for more information on the BAAS in Organizational Leadership at A&M-Commerce.

Tarleton State University

Master of Science in Information Systems

The MIS program at Tarleton State University is a flexible, 100% online program that can be completed in two years. This flexibility allows for non-traditional student veterans to do school remotely, while being able to balance family, work and other life demands outside of school. This program will prepare student veterans for a fulfilling and rewarding career in increasingly important fields, such as networking, databases, systems analysis and design, management information systems, business intelligence and project management.

Career Outcomes: Application Architect, Computer Programmer, Website Manager, Database Administrator, Operational Risk Manager, Software or Systems Engineer, Director of Technology, IT Director, Financial Data and Reporting Expert, School Registrar, Cost Control Analyst.

Click here to learn more about the MIS degree at Tarleton State University.

Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Administration

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration can lead to higher salaries and career advancement. Student veterans can capitalize on their previous military experience and receive 12-33 academic credit hours toward the degree. The program is available in-person, online, or in hybrid and accelerated formats to allow greater flexibility for student veterans.

Career Outcomes: Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Security Consultant, Parole Officer, Probation Officer, FBI Agent, Private Investigator.

Click here for more information on the BAAS in Criminal Justice Administration at Tarleton State University.

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing & Industrial Management

This degree program emphasizes applied learning to give its students a competitive advantage in the industrial workforce, with specialization offerings in industrial management or safety management. The customization available with this online program will allow student veterans to meet any of their career goals and interests. Additionally, the program allows student veterans to apply 12-36 credit hours from their military experience and training.

Career Outcomes: Automated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Management, Computer Controlled Machining, Quality Management, Project Management, Ergonomics, Materials and Processes, Safety in Retail and Industrial Environments, Contracting, Welding or Machinery/Mechanics, Construction Project Management.

Click here to learn more about the Manufacturing and Industrial Management degree at Tarleton State University.

Texas A&M University -
San Antonio

Bachelor's in Fire & Emergency Services Administration

The bachelors in Fire and Emergency Services Administration provides student veterans with a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on enhancing knowledge of firefighting and developing a foundation of public sector administration, management and leadership. The program is offered online and student veterans can combine previous military training and experience with college-level general education credits to gain entry and complete degree requirements.

Career Outcomes: Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency Service Administration

Click here to learn more about the Fire and Emergency Services Administration at Texas A&M University – San Antonio.

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

The Cyber Security program at Texas A&M University – San Antonio equips students with the necessary skills to pursue and advance in the evolving and growing field of cyber security. Student veterans can take advantage of this flexible, online program to complete coursework and obtain a critical degree.

Career Outcomes: Information Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Software Developer/Engineer, Risk Assessment Analyst, Cyber Forensics Analyst.

Click here for more information on the Cyber Security program at Texas A&M University – San Antonio.

Texas A&M International University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program at Texas A&M International University allows student veterans to gain a valuable degree with a custom concentration ranging from international business to healthcare administration. The program further provides flexibility for student veterans by giving them online and face-to-face learning options, as well as courses offered in Spanish.

Career Outcomes: Banks, Financial Institutions, Local, State and Government Agencies, Insurance Firms, Corporate Entities, Labor Unions, Temporary and Staffing Agencies.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program at Texas A&M International University.

Bachelor's/Master's in Criminal Justice

Texas A&M International University boasts a historically top-ranking master’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice. This comprehensive, non-thesis degree program will provide student veterans with expertise to go on with tools to shape public policy in response to contemporary issues in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. The program can be completed 100% online.

Career Outcomes: Criminal Justice Administration, Correctional or Police Officer, Police Supervisor Case Manager, Homeland Security Officer, Paralegal, Detective, Victim’s Rights Advocate, Forensic Analyst, Security Management.

Click here to learn more about the Criminal Justice programs at Texas A&M International University.

RN to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The RN to BSN program allows student veterans interested in healthcare careers to obtain an accredited degree in nursing. The program offered by Texas A&M International University is also unique in that it allows students to complete it online, providing increased flexibility for student veterans who may not be able to attend in-person classes.

Career Outcomes: Nursing

Click here to learn more about the RN to BSN program at Texas A&M International University.

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration program at Texas A&M International University is devoted to providing students the education needed to serve in the public and nonprofit sectors. The program is offered entirely online, providing flexibility, and is perfect for student veterans who are devoted to continuing a career in public service.

Career Outcomes: Federal, Local and State Departments and Agencies, Government Relations Manager, Financial Analyst, Policy Analyst, Urban and Regional Planner, Nonprofit Administrator

Click here to learn more about the Master of Public Administration program at Texas A&M International University.

Texas A&M University -
Central Texas

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program at Texas A&M – Central Texas has been ranked by US News and World Reports as a top online degree program for veterans. The program can be completed on campus, online, or a combination of both in as little as sixteen months. This provides student veterans with flexibility to fit coursework in with career and family obligations. The program will equip student veterans with the skills they need to advance in their careers, or open doors to entirely new ones.

Career Outcomes: Management, Information System Management, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program at Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Master of Science in Clinical Health Mental Counseling

This master’s program is a perfect fit for veterans who are passionate about mental health. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will prepare student veterans to work in a variety of settings, including private practice, educational settings and community agencies, to provide counseling and mental health services to people in need. The program is tailored to provide students with licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in the state of Texas.

Career Outcomes: Licensed Professional Counselor, Private Practitioner, Counseling and Mental Health Services in Public Agencies or Educational Institutions

Click here to learn more about the Master of Science in Clinical Health Mental Counseling at Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Bachelor of Ars and Applied Sciences in Business Management

The BAAS in Business program is designed to support student veterans with employment experience in the military. Student veterans can transfer credits from AAS degrees and their military experience to earn a business degree efficiently. The program also provides flexibility by offering coursework online. Student veterans can use this degree program to add to their military experience and pursue careers in business.

Career Outcomes: Entrepreneurship, Office Manager, Supervisor, Operations Manager, Store Manager, Executive Assistant, Business Owner/Manager, Business Developer, Accounting, Finance Manager, Marketing, Human Resource Manager.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences in Business Management degree from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

This program is suitable for student veterans seeking a career in cybersecurity or software engineering and development. The program is geared toward business aspects of computer information systems and is a career path that is meeting increasing demand from employers. Student veterans can achieve a rewarding career with this degree.

Career Outcomes: Network Administrator, Database Designer/Administrator, Application Developer, Business Analyst, IS/IT Manager, Systems Analyst, Programmer, Software Engineer.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.

Texas A&M University -
Galveston Campus

Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics

This maritime business administration program offers veterans flexibility in completing the degree through several routes: an on-campus track offering a Third Mate deck officer license option (participation in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Corps of Cadets required); a five- year combined undergraduate-graduate program; and an on-line option. The program emphasizes areas valued within the military, such as the industry’s latest advances and leadership roles within the field.

Career Outcomes: Brokerage and Chartering, International Trade and Economics, Maritime Strategy and Policy, Port and Waterway Management, Port Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics, Vessel Management

Click here for more information on the Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics at Texas A&M University’s Galveston Campus.

Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (with License)

Similar to a military lifestyle, the Marine Transportation program offers a structured environment using hands-on application of navigation, logistics, and management skillsets. This program offers the opportunity to become a Third Mate deck officer (unlimited oceans, unlimited tonnage) upon graduation. Participation in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Corps of Cadets, also reminiscent of the military lifestyle, is required.

Career Opportunities: Pilot Vessel Captain, Ship’s Captain, Shipping Manager, Port and Waterways Management.

Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation degree at Texas A&M University’s Galveston Campus.

Bachelor of Maritime Business Administration

This business degree for the sea focuses on skills already brought from the military, including management and logistics. The program is specialized, yet widely applicable, benefiting veterans in securing job placement upon graduation.

Career Outcomes: Ship’s Agent, Shipping Manager, Port and Waterways Management, Operations Manager, Accounting, Logistics Management, Brokerage and Chartering, Safety and Security Expert.

Click here for more information on the Bachelors in Maritime Business Administration program at Texas A&M University’s Galveston Campus.

Texas A&M University - Texarkana

Bachelor of Business Administration

Military members, regardless of the MOS/AFSC, generally leave the military with leadership/ management, supervisory, and inventory skill sets. The Texas A&M University Texarkana Bachelor of Business Administration degree with its various concentration options, allows military members to easily capitalize on the knowledge gained in the military by building on and transition this knowledge to civilian employment.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Texas A&M University – Texarkana.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Care for your fellow soldier, airman, marine, or sailor is engrained in military members from day one of boot camp. The Texas A&M University Texarkana Bachelor of Science in Psychology allows military members and veterans to expand on the care giver role and prepares for advancement to the fields of counseling.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at Texas A&M University – Texarkana.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The veteran friendly campus at Texas A&M University Texarkana is an ideal site for military members and veterans to pursue a Biology degree. Our degree will prepare graduates to pursue advanced studies in biology, such as a degree in Medicine, as well as teaching certifications with a focus in science education.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Texas A&M University – Texarkana.

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Bachelor/Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville exemplifies military physical performance culture in a field that has specialties with highly sought potential in the military and civilian careers. Veterans are able to expand their minds and bodies with a challenging yet rewarding academic experience.

Career Outcomes: EC-12 Physical Education, Corporate/Commercial Fitness, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Non-School Athletics, Sport Management, Performance Psychology, Kinesiology Generalist.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Science in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

Bachelor/Master of Business Administration

With veteran-owned businesses on the rise, the Master of Business Administration degree at Texas A&M University-Kingsville gives veterans a head- start in entrepreneurship. The 100% online MBA program offers convenience and gives the opportunity to veterans to maintain their personal and professional commitments while expanding themselves as individuals.

Career Outcomes: Manager, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Operations Manager, Human Resource Manager, Business Developer, Project Manager.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Business Administration at Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

Texas A&M University -
Corpus Christi

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The TAMU Corpus Christi Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers a large variety of options for students including traditional, accelerated, and hybrid eLine instructional formats. Many students receive credit for prior military experience in the eLine Military track, complete their courses in a hybrid environment, and complete their clinicals in in their hometowns all while still working in the health care field.

Career Outcomes: Nursing

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.


Prairie View A&M University

Master of Science in Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering degree at Prairie View A&M University provides student veterans with the opportunity to pursue an advanced engineering degree with a concentration in chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering.

Career Outcomes: Chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering careers.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Science in Engineering program at Prairie View A&M University.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration program at Prairie View A&M University allows student veterans to gain a valuable degree to have successful careers as managers and leaders in both the private and nonprofit sectors. The MBA program allows student veterans to choose one of the following concentrations for specialization and career readiness: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management and management information systems. For further flexibility, student veterans can also complete the program online, in-person, or both.

Career Outcomes: Management, accounting, finance, nonprofit management.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program at Texas A&M International University.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Prairie View A&M University offers several Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. In addition to the various program offerings, student veterans can benefit from Prairie View A&M’s five-year BS/MS program option to get an advanced degree and secure their future careers in engineering more quickly.

Career Outcomes: Chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering careers.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs at Prairie View A&M University.

Click here to learn more about the five-year BS/MS engineering program at Prairie View A&M

Bachelor/Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer science degrees are in increasing demand by employers around the world and student veterans can take advantage of Prairie View A&M’s master’s and bachelor’s degree programs to advance in this career field. Student veterans can further take advantage of Prairie View A&M’s course offerings by participating in the five-year BS/MS program, which allows student veterans to save time and money, as well as obtain an advanced degree for career advancement and job security.

Click here to learn more about the Master of Science in Computer Science at Prairie View A&M University.

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Prairie View A&M University.

Texas A&M University: Bush School of Government & Public Service - Washington, DC

Master of International Policy

The Master of International Policy offered by Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service Washington, DC Teaching Site is perfect for veterans who have had international experience and already have a bachelor’s degree. This program is suited for veterans who want to advance in a career focused on national security and diplomacy. Veterans can translate their service in various areas of study, including U.S. defense policy and military affairs within the program, as well as focus on regional studies (i.e. Russia, East Asia, Middle East).

Click here to learn more about the Master of International Policy program at The Bush School of Government and Public Service Washington, DC Teaching Site.

Master of National Security and Intelligence

The Master of National Security and Intelligence is ideal for student veterans in their early careers and who have an interest in the intelligence community. No experience in national security or intelligence is required for this program, but students must already have a bachelor’s degree and are required to achieve at least an intermediate proficiency or higher in a foreign language by the end of the program. Student veterans can focus their studies on intelligence, national security and area studies (i.e. Russia, Middle East, East Asia).

Click here to learn more about the Master of National Security and Intelligence at The Bush School of Government and Public Service Washington, DC Teaching Site.