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Degree : Master of Science

Major : Plant and Soil Science

Program Description

There are four specialization areas for the M.S. in Plant and Soil Science. These specialization areas are as follows: Crop Protection, Crop Science, Fibers and Biopolymers, and Soil Science. In addition, the department has two options for a M.S. program. One option requires a thesis while the other does not. The non-thesis option is for individuals who need advanced skills in interpretation of data and synthesizing concepts from disparate sources of information, but do not intend to conduct research per se. The thesis option is for individuals who wish to develop research capabilities. The nonthesis option requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate level classes plus any additional leveling (undergraduate) classes deemed necessary by the students committee. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be formal PSS classes. For the thesis option, a student must take a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. These 30 hours are generally comprised of 18 hours of formal coursework plus six hours of research (PSS 7000) and six hours of Masters thesis (PSS 6000).

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): Yes
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

M.S. Degree programs in the PSS Department : http://www.pssc.ttu.edu/ProgramPages/graduate.php
PSS Faculty and Research Interest : http://www.pssc.ttu.edu/faculty.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Terry McLendon
E-mail: terry.mclendon@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-6835

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Plant and Soil Science
Campus Box 42122
Texas Tech University
TX 79409
Phone Number 806-834-8124
Fax Number 806-742-0775
Department Website http://www.pssc.ttu.edu

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

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Prospective graduate students should apply using/visiting the TTU Graduate School Admissions page. All prospective graduate students also need to take the GRE and non-domestic students need to take the TOEFL. Applicants are required to upload a letter of interest (DOC)including the name of the faculty member with whom they wish to work (if known), a complete resume/C.V. and have three letters of recommendation completed. The graduate advisor is Dr. Terry McLendon, Department of Plant and Soil Science, (806) 834-6835, E-mail:terry.mclendon@ttu.edu

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
September 10January 20June 2July 8

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.

795506.5N/A N/A N/A

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