Texas Tech University

Interdisciplinary Studies Admissions

To apply to the Interdisciplinary Studies program, interested students must complete an application to the Texas Tech University Graduate School. Interdisciplinary Studies (self-design). Please note that program applications are not made to individual program areas.

Application Requirements:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement & Test Scores are optional

Areas of Specialization :

Every Interdisciplinary Studies student must have 3 areas of study from a minimum of 2 different colleges within Texas Tech University. In order to identify the areas of study for your MA/MS degree, prospective applicants should use the Graduate Catalog for a full list of possible programs.

Once the student has decided their 3 areas they can include this information in a personal statement that addresses the following:

  • Why the student is interested in a non-traditional, self-design degree
  • Three areas of study being proposed and how they fit together
  • Applicants background and how they areas of study will help the applicant meet career or other goals beyond the degree

Contact Program Director:

Students that have questions about the application process can contact the Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator or Academic Advisor who will work with you to discuss your chosen areas of study, and help navigate you through the program.

Students with previous graduate work should have a GPA of a 3.0 or above. While new applicants must also have an overall undergraduate or graduate GPA of a 3.0 or above. If a student does not meet this requirement, it is strongly suggested that they express their skill sets and knowledge to succeed in graduate level courses.

Review Process:

Once all application requirements are complete in the application portal, your application will be referred to the department for a decision. Applications are reviewed using a holistic admissions process considering all required elements of the application.

For More Information

For more information about admissions into the self-design MA/MS in Interdisciplinary Studies programs, email us at inds.gradschool@ttu.edu

Mailing Address

Graduate School at Texas Tech University
POB 41030;
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Phone: 806.742.2787
Fax: 806.742.1746