Graduate Program Overview
The Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University provides an excellent environment for furthering your studies. There are 23 faculty members, with research specialties across the entire spectrum of computer science. You can view the different research groups here or you can view our individual faculty member pages here. Our department offers four different graduate programs:
- Certificate of Software Engineering
- Master of Science in Computer Science
- Master of Science in Software Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
These programs provide a strong background in computer science, specialization in subject tracks, and opportunities for research. A vast array of modern computing facilities are provided for graduate students. The graduate lab provides several Sun workstations for graduate students. Directed research labs provide Sun, SGI, and Windows workstations, as well as research−specific equipment, such as mobile robots, 3−D digitization equipment, and force−feedback (haptic) input devices. Off−campus, the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) houses several high−performance computer systems, along with a panoramic theater for graphic and visualization demonstrations.
Admission to all graduate programs is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School
and is restricted to those applicants whose previous academic records, including compatible
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, indicate probable
success as a graduate student in a particular program of study.
Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and a GPA higher than 3.0 (out of 4.0) are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals who majored in other fields will also be considered.
In addition to having exceptional academic records, international students must demonstrate unquestionable proficiency in the English language and the ability to finance their educational programs. In addition to transcripts and GRE scores, international students should submit TOEFL scores of at least 600 on the paper−based version, 250 on the computer−based version, and 100 on the internet−based version (IELTS score of at least 7.0).
Each applicant must submit a formal application, official transcript, and official GRE reports to the Dean of the Graduate School. As previously noted, an international applicant is also required to submit his/her official TOEFL score. It is required that you include a one− to two−page statement of purpose and at least three letters of recommendation from those familiar with your educational and/or work background. It is highly−recommended that you include a résumé with your application.
The following documents are provided for prospective students:
For other application materials, please contact:
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
A graduate course may be accepted for transfer from another university as long as the following conditions are met:
- A ‘B’ or above is made in the course by proof of an official transcript submitted to the Graduate School.
- The course is not taken by correspondence.
- The inclusion of the course satisfies degree plan requirements.
- The course is approved by the Graduate Advisor as well as the Thesis Advisor, in the case of the thesis plan.
- A Texas Tech University course corresponds to the transferred course.
- The course is from a computer science or similar program.
- Only 6 hours of course credit may be transferred.
Students should be prepared to show syllabi and coursework from the courses they wish to transfer.
No courses are transferred until the degree plan (institutional transcripts showing the transfer courses and grades must be attached) is submitted to the Department of Computer Science and approved by the Graduate Advisor. Please refer all other questions regarding transfers to the Graduate Advisor.
- Computer Science (Master of Science)
- Software Engineering (Master of Science)
- Software Engineering (Graduate Certificate)
- Computer Science (Doctor of Philosophy)
- Graduate Forms
- Financial Assistance
- Advising & Registration