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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Education-Higher Education

Program Description

The onsite Ph.D. in Higher Education is taught primarily face to face on the campus of Texas Tech University although some course work may be completed online. Courses are typically offered in the evenings and some weekends. The onsite program offers admission for the fall, spring and summer terms. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education - Higher Education Research is designed for full-time students wanting to contribute to the knowledge base of teaching, education, and leadership by acquiring a thorough grounding in the conduct of research. This program prepares students for careers as institutional researchers and planners administrators with an orientation towards research, sponsored programs, or grants program assessment and evaluation specialists research associates and faculty members in colleges or universities. It requires 96 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program consists of 66 credit hours above the Masters degree. Qualified applicants should have full-time professional experience in either a public or private two-year or four-year higher education institution or state or federal educational agency serving higher education. Applicants must show a clear connection to higher education. Professional experience is defined as holding a mid-level administrator position (minimum level of coordinator or specialist) or higher in an institution or agency of higher education. Adjunct teaching and work as a student while seeking a degree does not constitute professional, full-time experience. Full-time faculty positions do constitute professional experience.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 96
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: N/A
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): Yes
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

Graduate Education and Research : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/student-resources/graduate/
College of Education Programs Offered : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/academic-programs-and-majors/
College of Education Application : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/apply-now/graduate.php
College of Education : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/index.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Valerie Paton
E-mail: valerie.paton@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-5986

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University College of Education
3008 18th Street
Tx 79409-1071
Phone Number 806-834-5722
Fax Number 806-742-2179
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/graduate/psychology-and-leadership/higher_education.php

Graduate Catalog http://cms.educ.ttu.edu/academic-programs/psychology-and-leadership/higher-education/default

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: All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Writing samples will be submitted online after you have submitted your initial application through our application system.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: The departmental application can be found at www.educ.ttu.edu under apply now.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

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
June 01

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
March 01July 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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