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Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts


Program Description

Texas Tech University offers a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program leading to the Ph.D. in Fine Arts. Students in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program first obtain a foundational core of knowledge from interdisciplinary courses including Colloquium, Arts Histories, Arts in Contemporary Contexts, and Topics; Philosophy constitutes a multidisciplinary addition. Students then specialize in a specific area of visual or performing arts. The mission of the Fine Arts Doctoral Program is to offer a unique interdisciplinary education in Art, Music, Theatre, and Philosophy; provide a comprehensive approach to doctoral study of the arts and of aesthetic principles; and foster leadership in the arts for emerging and established institutions for the benefit of our cultural communities and society as a whole.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 60
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: N/A
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Art Specialization information : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/fadp/Majors/ArtMajor.asp
Music Specialization information : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/fadp/Majors/MusicMajor.asp
Theatre Specialization information : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/fadp/Majors/TheatreMajor.asp

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Brian D. Steele
E-mail: brian.steele@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.0700

Department Contact Information

Department Address218 Administration; MS 5060
Phone Number 806-742-0700
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cvpa/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/VPA_ART.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: Department specializations require differing materials. Consult specialization links given above. These are listed as separate program pages in the index. Art Fine Arts. Music Fine Arts. Theatre Fine Arts.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: Department specializations require differing materials. Consult specialization links given above. These are listed as separate program pages in the index. Art Fine Arts. Music Fine Arts. Theatre Fine Arts.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Department specializations require differing materials. Some may require GRE scores and or other visual or performance documentation. Consult specialization links given above.

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

Previous Work Instructions: Department specializations require differing materials. Consult specialization links given above. These are listed as separate program pages in the index. Art Fine Arts. Music Fine Arts. Theatre Fine Arts.

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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 31January 15June 2July 8

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
Not Required 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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