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Graduate Program - How to Apply

Applying for a graduate degree in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications is a one-stop process. Click on the button below to begin your application.

Application Deadlines

The department has established application deadlines to ensure that applications are processed in a timely manner that allows the accepted applicant to begin their graduate studies in an efficient and timely manner. Complete applications received by the deadline published below will be reviewed by the Department’s graduate faculty at the next meeting following the deadline.

The difference between the two deadlines each semester is whether you want to be considered for an assistantship position in the department. While this deadline does not guarantee an assistantship position, it will ensure that all applicants desiring a position will be known to the department and will be able to receive full consideration.

Those who miss the published deadlines may still be admitted by the Graduate School as a temporary graduate student (GTMP status). While this will allow the applicant to take up to 9 credit hours, the applicant will not be considered part of a degree program until the application has been fully completed and successfully reviewed by the faculty for admission.

Starting Semester Wanting Assistantship Admission Only
Fall March 1st August 1st
Spring October 1st December 1st
Summer March 1st May 1st

The Admission Decision

When you have completed the application process, the Department’s faculty will review all of the submitted materials to determine your admission to the graduate program – from your personal interest, resume and letters of reference to your GPA and GRE scores before a decision is made on your admission. Our goal in the decision making process is to make sure that our program can provide you with the type of experiences that will meet your personal and career goals. While we do not have minimum scores or experiences required for admission, we reserve the right to limit admissions due to the number of spaces available and/or available departmental resources.

For additional information, contact Dr. David Doerfert, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Education & Communications, Texas Tech University, Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409-2131, (806) 834-4477.