To be admitted to the Interdisciplinary Studies program, students are evaluated by their GPA or transcripts, a personal interview (required for some Pre-designed programs), and letters of recommendations provided. When you apply to the IS program through the online application, please specify the specialty area of choice (concentration) or say "not applicable" for the general IS program.
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Students who want to follow the general, Interdisciplinary Studies track choose all
of the courses for their program. In the Admission Questionnaire for the general program,
students should address the following items:
1. Write a brief statement about how Interdisciplinary Studies will help you to prepare for the career that you to envision to pursue. You should do some research about what jobs are currently available. The Texas Tech University Career Center can be of assistance.
2. From your program goals, you should prepare an informal degree plan, one in which you list the courses and areas that you believe would be suitable for your interests and needs (TTU Catalog). Courses must come from at least three different departments/areas.
Once you have written this account, please bring it to the Graduate School office, or send it by mail or e-mail it to Ralph Ferguson or Clifford Fedler at the below address. Remember that this short questionnaire is an important element in your application for admission to the program.
Please give serious thought to this task. Careful planning will enhance the quality of your program, and it will prepare you for career opportunities following your graduation.
Associate Dean Dr. Clifford Fedler (email@example.com)
The Graduate School at Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030