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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Biology

Program Description

The doctoral program includes specializations in the areas of animal physiology and biomedical sciences; biological informatics; ecology; evolution and systematic biology; microbiology; plant physiology; plant biotechnology; and quantitative biology. Once admitted to the doctoral program, the student may be required by his or her advisory committee to take a preliminary, diagnostic examination that includes subject matter usually required of undergraduates. If the preliminary examination reveals serious weaknesses in the studentís subject-matter background, the student may be required to take remedial courses designated by the advisory committee. Doctoral students must have five members on their advisory committee. Otherwise, the basic degree requirements of the Graduate School determine the policy of the department.

Program Additional Details

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

Additional Links

Application Form : https://www.depts.ttu.edu/biology/gradapp/grad_application.asp
Reference Form : http://www.biol.ttu.edu/Biology%20Shared%20Files/Reference%20Form%20for%20Graduate%20Enrollment.pdf
Form : http://www.biol.ttu.edu/Biology%20Shared%20Files/Misc%20Forms/MS_Non-thesis_Program.pdf
Form : http://www.biol.ttu.edu/Biology%20Shared%20Files/Misc%20Forms/Doctoral_Program.pdf
Form : http://www.biol.ttu.edu/Biology%20Shared%20Files/Misc%20Forms/MS_Thesis_Program.pdf

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Randall Jeter
E-mail: randall.jeter@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2715

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Biological Sciences
Box 43131
Texas Tech University
TX 79409-3131
Phone Number 806-742-2715
Department Website http://www.biol.ttu.edu/default.aspx

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_BIOL.php#Grad

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: N

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: To be admitted into our M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs, you will need to identify a professor in your area of interest who is willing to serve as your Major Advisor. It is your responsibility to make initial contact with prospective Major Advisors. A faculty member who agrees to serve as your Major Advisor must verify this commitment in writing to the Graduate Student Selection Committee before your completed application is evaluated, or else you will not be admitted. Apply directly to the Graduate School for admission to Texas Tech University as a graduate student. Briefly, this includes submission of a completed application form, non-refundable application fee, official transcripts for all previous college-level study, and official GRE score reports. International students must also submit official TOEFL scores and a bank statement that indicates sufficient funds to cover the studentís education and living expenses. Submit these application materials directly to the Grad

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15January 15

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

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

International Deadlines

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

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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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.

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.


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