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Graduate Admissions

Overview

We are glad that you are considering graduate studies in civil and environmental engineering at Texas Tech University. A full view of our faculty research activities is available on our Research Overview web page. Before continuing the application process, please examine the Graduate Student Profiles to compare your profile to those of our currently enrolled graduate students.

Application to a US graduate school can be expensive for many students. Additionally, the amount of material required from the applicant is not insignificant and all documents, without exception, must be official. These guidelines, put forth from the Graduate School, are there to insure that only the best applicant is selected to be a member of the graduate body at Texas Tech University and our past history has shown that only the best applicant can meet the high standards set by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As such, under no circumstances can the application fee be waived nor can anything less than official documents be accepted. Any requests for such a consideration will be answered in the negative.

Our application review process for fall admissions normally begins in January and continues through the spring. However to be considered for financial support it is highly recommended that your completed material (official transcripts, standard test scores) be submitted by the beginning of January. There are a number of opportunities for financial support, but these are limited and competitive and doctoral students are given preference. Offers are made with financial support to 4−10 applicants who represent the highest potential for success in our graduate program. A limited number of positions are available in the spring and that review process would take place in October.


Your application for graduate studies in civil and environmental engineering will be evaluated based on the following; (a) academic transcripts from previous academic programs (i.e. B.S. and M.S. programs), (b) score reports from GRE (Aptitude) Test, (c) TOEFL/IELTS (International Applicants only). Other documentation such letters of recommendations, statement of purpose as well as evidence prior work experience will be considered in our evaluation of your application.

We also encourage candidates seeking a M.S. degree to apply to our program. We offer courses only, master’s report, and master’s thesis options.

 

Graduate Program Application Process

Applications to the graduate school will be processed through the Texas Tech Graduate School Office of Admissions. Please follow the instructions given on the Office of Admissions how to page. Note that you may complete the form online https://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.php or request the application materials be mailed to you.

 

Required Documents

All applicants to the graduate program must provide the following information to the Graduate School Office of Admissions.


1. Application Form
Texas Tech Graduate School Office of Admissions - How to Apply. Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.
2. Application Fee
Fees are listed on the Texas Tech Graduate School Office of Admissions website.
3. Official GRE score sent by ETS
The ETS code for Texas Tech University is 6827.
4. Official TOEFL score sent by ETS
Required for international students. The ETS code for Texas Tech University is 6827.
5. Official transcripts
Academic transcripts are to be from previous academic programs (i.e. B.S. and M.S. programs)

These materials can be mailed to:

Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 40130
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

All applicants to the graduate program must provide the following information to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.


6. Three Letters of Recommendation
 

These materials can be mailed to:

Texas Tech University
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Attn: Susan Sechrist
Box 41023
Lubbock, TX 79409-1023

or

Or emailed to:

susan.sechrist@ttu.edu

 

Requests for Additional Information

For more information you can e-mail the graduate advisors:

Environmental or Water Resources
Dr. Andrew Jackson
Structural, Geotechnical, and Transportation programs
Dr. Priyantha Jayawickrama