Texas Tech University

Masters Programs

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ACTION INITIATED THROUGH SUBMITTED TO TIME
1 Plan courses for degree Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to registration
2 Set up thesis advisory committee and title, if applicable Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to filing "Program for the Master's Degree and Admission to Candidacy" form
3 File "Masters Degree Plan" form Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services After first semester of master's coursework, no later than the posted deadline
4 File changes in degree program, if necessary Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services As needed
5 Enroll in semester of graduation (at least 3 hours of thesis, if defending thesis) Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar Semester of graduation
6 Apply to Graduate:  Go to raiderlink.ttu.edu --> "TTU MyTech" --> "Current Term" --> "Apply to Graduate" Student Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation no later than posted deadline (One must be filed for each intended graduation semester)
7 Schedule final comprehensive examination and/or defense. Send email to the Thesis Coordinator indicating the time and date of the defense. Student Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Semester of graduation (usually about 6 weeks before graduation or no later than posted deadline)
8 After the defense, the chair sends the Report on the Comprehensive Exam form to the Graduate School Masters Coordinator Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation (usually about 6 weeks before graduation or no later than posted deadline)
9 Obtain committee signatures on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form and submit to Graduate School Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Prior to deadline during semester of graduation
10 Pay the Thesis-Dissertation fee, if applicable Student (thesis option) Student Business Services Prior to deadline during semester of graduation
11 After incorporating committee changes, submit .pdf file of thesis to the ETD site for official review Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Semester of graduation (usually 5 weeks before graduation date or no later than posted deadline)
12 Final grade for thesis hours (A or B) Grade will be "CR" until final semester Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar – Final grade roll End of semester
13 Submit official .pdf of thesis to ETD web site (MM students submit PDF programs to ETD site and turn CDs of performances in to the Graduate School) Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Prior to deadline.