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Degree : Master of Education

Major : Education-Higher Education


Program Description

The Higher Education program at Texas Tech University is a competency-based program for those who wish to lead change and reform higher education settings. It is designed to develop scholarly practitioners that understand the importance of equity and social justice. Graduates of the program are equipped to apply theories and practical research as tools to name, frame, and solve problems of practice, using empirical evidence to evaluate and develop innovative solutions for colleges and universities. Graduate Certification in Higher Education Administration (CERT) offers opportunities for any individual interested in working in colleges and universities to hone their skills by taking coursework that focuses on the current trends and methodologies in the higher education administration sector. A minimum of 15 semester credit hours is required for certification. This program is considered a non-degree seeking program and does not qualify for financial aid assistance. The program is currently offered onsite only although some specific courses may be offered online. The Master of Education program in Higher Education (M.Ed.) offers opportunities for individuals who seek careers in middle management, teaching, and leadership positions at community colleges and universities. A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for the Masters program. Students can choose from a thesis or a non-thesis option. This program is currently offered onsite only.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 36
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 39
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

Graduate Education and Research : http://cms.educ.ttu.edu/graduate/oger
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: David Jones
E-mail: djones.jones@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-0989

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University College of Education
3008 18th Street
Lubbock
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: Recommendations will need to be submitted via the departmental application.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Writing prompts will need to be submitted via the departmental application guidelines at www.educ.ttu.edu under apply now.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: The College of Education Application can be found at www.educ.ttu.edu under “apply now”. You should receive your eraider ID and activation code within 48 hours of applying to the Graduate School. You will need this information to begin your College of Education application. All materials required by the program for review will need to be submitted on the COE online application site.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

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 02July 08

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
795506.5112BC

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