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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Program Description

The PhD qualifies people to conduct independent research by various methods and thus to contribute to knowledge. The PhD is usually a qualification for a professorial position in a university. The aims of study are broad knowledge of the literature on technical communication and rhetoric, specialized knowledge of some aspect of technical communication or rhetoric as reflected in the dissertation research, and ability to conduct ongoing independent research using one or more methods.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 72
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): Yes
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

PhD-TCR home page : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr/PHDTCR/default.php
PhD-TCR requirements : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr/PHDTCR/Phd_requirements.php
Graduate TCR course offerings : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr/Grad_Courses/default.php
TCR faculty : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr/faculty.php
PhD-TCR How to apply : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr/Grad_Application/Grad_Application.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Amy Koerber
E-mail: english.tc@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.6652

Department Contact Information

Department AddressEnglish Department
Texas Tech University
TX 79409-3091
Phone Number 806-834-8033
Fax Number 806-742-0989
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_ENGL.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: You are responsible for requesting the letters of reference. All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system. The letters should address your likelihood of success in graduate school and beyond. See the How to Apply page on the TCR website for more information.

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions: The writing sample gives us a chance to see the way you think, organize information, and produce essays and documents. It also indicates your fluency with the English language and gives us a clue as to your experience with writing, editing, and revision. We prefer to have an analytical or critical writing sample, as these genres reveal a lot about the writer and help us make our admissions decision. Maximum length in all cases is 10-20 pages (or 2000-4000 words). See the How to Apply page on the TCR website for more information.

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Use the departmental links above for instructions on filling out the departmental application. Applicants seeking funding via teaching assistantships: The graduate program reviews such applications ONLY once a year, with a deadline of December 15th. All other graduate applicants will be evaluated twice a year with the following deadlines: December 15th and August 1st.

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 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

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
December 15August 1Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
December 15August 1Not Accepted Not Accepted

***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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