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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Geosciences

Program Description

The Geosciences Department offers a rigorous graduate program that leads to a Master of Science degree in both Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geosciences. At the doctoral level, research emphasis may be placed in any of the sub-disciplines overseen by the students Graduate Committee. Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show definite promise of success on this, the highest level of academic endeavor. Each doctoral department has its own requirements that applicants must satisfy for admission. It is essential that the student communicate with departmental advisors on this matter.

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

Information on Admissions and Advising : http://geosciences.ttu.edu/geo_grad_advising.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Callum J. Hetherington
E-mail: callum.hetherington@ttu.edu
Phone: 806 834 3110

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Geosciences
MS 1053
Science Building 125
Texas Tech University
TX 79409-1053
Phone Number 806-834-3110
Fax Number 806-742-0100
Department Website http://geosciences.ttu.edu/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_GEO.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: Visit http://geosciences.ttu.edu/Documents/GradApplyProcess/TTU_GEOSCI_Recommendation_Form.pdf for recommendation forms.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: The Department requires submission of GRE scores to be considered for acceptance. They may be submitted on the Departmental Application form, or via the Graduate School. See http://geosciences.ttu.edu/geo_grad_advising.php for full details of the Department application process.

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 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

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 30February 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
September 15July 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

***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 Yes

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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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