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Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science


Program Description

The Department of Computer Science offers a number of graduate programs ranging from a Certificate in Software Engineering to a Doctorate of Philosophy. The department has an excellent graduate faculty with research specialties in a variety of areas, including programming language design, logic programming, computer security, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, software engineering, computer graphics, data mining, robotics, bioinformatics, and image compression. Further information is provided below and students also should refer to the Graduate School section of the catalog and general rules/regulations for graduate degrees.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 72
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Dept of Computer Science Graduate Program : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/ENGR_CS.php#Grad

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Jessica Lunsford
E-mail: cs.grad_advisor@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.3527

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Whitacre College of Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Box 43104 Lubbock TX
79409-3104
Phone Number (806) 742-3527
Fax Number 806.742.3519
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cs/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/ENGR_CS.php



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Visit our department website for the recommendation letter form. Have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Computer Science department from those familiar with your educational and/or work background.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: 1. Apply at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/. 2. Send Graduate Admissions your GRE scores, TOEFL scores (for international students), and official transcripts. a. GRE/TOEFL scores must be officially submitted from ETS: Institution code: 6827, Department Code: 0000 3. Send your Statement of Purpose, Resume, and 3 Recommendation forms to the CS Department - NOT to Graduate Admissions. Forms are available at http://www.cs.ttu.edu/ through the Graduate / Graduate Forms menu. Include no other documentation, such as certificates, papers, or employment letters.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
September 10January 20June 2July 8

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
February 15July 15February 15February 15

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How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
1006006.5112BN/A

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