Pathway to Doctorate Symposium

Are you planning to go to Graduate School?  Is your goal to earn a Doctorate?  Have you completed, or are you in the process of completing, a research project?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you are encouraged to take part in the Pathways Symposium, a Texas A&M System Universities event.

Doing original research is a primary requirement of doctoral study. Pre-doctoral research experience generally gives students a significant advantage (over students who don’t have such experience) when applying for admission to doctoral programs.

Projects are judged by faculty and prizes are awarded. Faculty from other Texas A&M System Universities are available to discuss their master programs and doctoral programs. The symposium provides a unique networking opportunity for students.  

To register for the symposium students must submit, and have accepted, a research project for presentation. The research project may have been previously presented at a symposium or conference.  Students must have a faculty research sponsor and follow all applicable Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies. The Symposium is open to both graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines.  

If you have additional questions regarding the Pathways Symposium, a Texas A&M System Universities event, feel free to contact the Graduate Studies & Office of Research at (210) 784 2317 or by email

Don’t miss the opportunity to present your research at the next Texas A&M System Universities Pathways Student Research Symposium.


West Texas A&M University will host the Texas A&M University System’s 15thAnnual Pathways Symposium Thursday and Friday, November 1 - 2, 2018. The Symposium is open to all Texas A&M system students with separate categories for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral-level research. The Pathways Student Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present research in a poster or oral format while interacting and discussing the research with faculty. The symposium also provides the students with a broader exposure to the TAMUS community. 

Please mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event. 

Pathways Student Research Symposium 2019

Hosted by the Texas A&M System Universities