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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Program Description

The Mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program is to prepare individuals for professional positions in secondary schools, colleges and universities, extension education, and related areas through quality teaching, research, and service. The Ph.D. degree program is designed to prepare individuals for faculty positions in higher education and other professional leadership roles. A minimum of 60 semester credit hours is required beyond the masters degree, exclusive for dissertation (12 semester credit hours minimum). The program includes an 21-hr. specialization in FCSE, a 15-hr. research component, an emphasis planned to meet individual career goals, and a dissertation based on original research.

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

FCSE Master of Science : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/fcse/master.php
FCSE Doctor of Philosophy : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/fcse/doctoral.php
Ph.D. Program Requirements : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/fcse/doctoral_details.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Karen Alexander
E-mail: karen.alexander@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.3031

Department Contact Information

Department AddressFamily and Consumer Sciences Education Box 41162 Lubbock
TX 79409-1162
Phone Number 806-742-3031
Fax Number 806-742-1849
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/fcse/

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

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: Submit letters to ApplyTexas.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Submit letters to ApplyTexas.

Departmental Application Required: No

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

Previous Work Instructions: Submit resume/vita to ApplyTexas.

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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
March 1August 01March 1March 1

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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