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Distance Programs

The TTU Department of English offers undergraduate and graduate courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online models. All online courses are rigorous and semester-based. They require regular, synchronous-chat meetings for participation and attendance. All courses are taught by highly experienced instructors and professors.


When you register through Raiderlink for a course, take note of the online meeting times. Your instructor will use TechMail to email you course startup information, such as the syllabus, how to purchase required materials, specific participation and attendance requirements.

The First-Year Writing Program, for ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, uses a sophisticated database delivery system called Raider Writer. Consider taking English and Technical Communication & Rhetoric courses through the Bachelor of General Studies program at Texas Tech’s University College.


Contact an English graduate studies advisor to learn more about enrolling in one of our online graduate courses. Students do not necessarily need to be enrolled in one of our programs to take a course, but should speak with an advisor. We offer as many as 10 different online graduate courses every semester, including courses in Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics and Technical Communication and Rhetoric. Students can earn the MA or the PhD online in TCR, in fact. To maximize student learning styles and teacher effectiveness our graduate program uses a variety of technologies, including Blackboard, Skype, podcasting, vodcasting, webpages, mobile devices, and ePortfolios.