Texas Tech University

What is COMPASS?

COMPASS - Graduate Programs

COMPASS is an acronym that expresses the principles and practices that guide our graduate programs. It stands for:

  • Competency-based
  • Outcomes that produce the
  • Measurably best
  • Professionals and through
  • Application of theories and
  • Scholarly practice
  • Succeed in changing the world.

Each graduate program develops its coursework around a specific Trademark Outcome that will develop the measurably best professionals in their field of study. Coursework is designed to guide students through three phases of knowledge acquisition known as P1, P2 and P3.

What are P1, P2, and P3 Learning Outcomes?

  • P1 - Phase One coursework focuses on the acquisition of knowledge through comprehensive study of a competency-based set of skills.
  • P2 - In Phase Two coursework, you will begin to apply the knowledge and skills that you have gained and be able to demonstrate a deep, performance-based understanding.
  • P3 - Phase Three is the cornerstone of our reformed programming. You will execute practical application of learned skill sets by performing them in exciting and innovative real-world settings.

What sets Compass apart from other graduate programs?

At the conclusion of these three integrated phases of coursework you are prepared to enter your field with confidence and concrete experience that will set you apart from others in the field.