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Degree : Master of Arts

Major : Interdisciplinary Studies


Program Description

This degree is designed for students with broad interests in several fields or for those whose career goals do not match fully with a singly identifiable academic unit or department. Emphasis is placed on continued intellectual and cultural development in a constantly changing society in which new career interests may extend over several traditional specializations. The Interdisciplinary studies program allow graduate students the freedom to design a degree comprised of courses from existing graduate programs. Interdisciplinary studies is divided into two categories, pre-designed masters degrees that have already incorporated several disciplines to develop a commonly sought degree, and a self-designed masters degree comprised of courses that are unique to whatever the students particular interest may be. The Graduate School at Texas Tech University encourages interdisciplinary study and research, believing that our nations complex society and the worlds rich cultural heritage can be understood best from the perspective of many academic disciplines. Few settings offer a better opportunity for such study than the University with its graduate programs, libraries, laboratories, and diversely trained faculty.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

Link to INDS page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/index.php
Admissions Information : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/admissionsINDS.php
Examination Options : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/examinationsids.php
Procedures and Deadlines : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/proceduresanddeadlinesidsd.php
Pre-designed Programs : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/about/INDS/programs.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Clifford Fedler
E-mail: clifford.fedler@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.3964

Department Contact Information

Department Address328 Administration Building
P.O. Box 41030
Lubbock
TX 79409-1030
Phone Number 806-742-2787
Fax Number 806-742-1746
Department Website https://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/

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



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Recommendation Letter Instructions: There is no Doctoral program in INDS. Although letters of recommendation are not required, they are preferred and helpful. Letters should be sent directly to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: No

Departmental Application Instructions: Students should develop a profile of courses they would like to take within their program of study and present that either at the time of the application or very soon after beginning the program.

Prior Degree Required: No

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 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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