Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas Tech University allows graduate students the freedom to design a degree that integrates areas and courses from the existing graduate colleges and programs. The purpose of this integration allows students to create a program that best fits their interests and career aspirations that might not be defined in a traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary Studies is divided into two categories: pre-designed masters degrees that are prepackaged to incorporate several disciplines defined by their topic, and a self-designed masters degrees that bring together three areas and are unique to the students developing interests. Pre-designed interdisciplinary programs are housed within specific colleges or a cluster of departments, while others are headquartered in the Graduate School. However, self-designed program must have a minimum of three different areas in two different colleges.
The Graduate School at Texas Tech University encourages interdisciplinary study and research, believing that our nation's complex society and the world's rich cultural heritage can be understood best from the perspective of many academic disciplines.