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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : English


Program Description

The doctoral program requires both greater breadth of study than the M.A. program and greater concentration in an area selected for specialization. Doctoral students in English may specialize in any area of early and later British and American literatures, Digital Humanities, CLGT (Comparative Literature, Globalization, and Translation), creative writing, linguistics, Book History, Film & Media Studies, Nineteenth-century Studies, and LSJE (Literature, Social Justice, and Environment). They may minor outside the department or create a secondary concentration within the department in one of the above areas or in technical communication. Coursework for the Ph.D. generally amounts to 60 hours beyond the B.A. degree, including at least 45 hours of coursework in English. All students are reviewed annually for satisfactory progress. In addition, the student must pass a qualifying examination and prepare and defend a dissertation. Reading knowledge of two foreign languages or high competence in one language is required.

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

Dept of English Graduate Student Handbook : http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/bmcfadde/currenthandbook.pdf

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kanika Batra
E-mail: kanika.batra@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2500

Department Contact Information

Department AddressEnglish Department
Texas Tech University
Lubbock
TX 79409-3091
Phone Number 806-834-8033
Fax Number 806-742-0989
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/

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

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Departmental Application Required: Yes

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.


GRE GMAT
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.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

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