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Domestic Prospective Students

For students who are citizens/immigrant permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Deadline

Complete an admissions application at least three months before the intended date of enrollment. To be considered for fellowships, please have complete materials into the Graduate School by February 1.
Contact the graduate advisor in the department to which application is being made. Additional tests, departmental applications, and/or recommendation letters may be required. Departments may have specific deadlines. Please check with them for specific information.

Application Procedures

Types of Admission

  • Degree Programs
    • Masters and Doctoral programs are available. Click here for Degree Programs
    • Most departments have additional application requirements and deadlines.Please check with graduate advisor. (Here is the list of graduate advisors by college.)
  • Non-Degree Programs
    • Post-Graduate (PGRD) – Undergraduate classes only; no financial aid available
    • Graduate Temporary (GTMP) – Up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses allowed; no financial aid available
    • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Certification (CERT) – College of Education approval required; concentration required
    • Teacher Education Certification-Human Sciences (FCSC) – College of Human Sciences approval required
    • Graduate Certificate (GCRT) – Departmental approval required; concentration required; no financial aid available

Completed Application

The following requirements should be followed carefully in order for an applicant to be admitted to a non-degree, master's or doctoral program at Texas Tech University. Applicants should also check the websites of the departments to which they are applying to determine if the departments have any additional requirements.

  • Application (Required) - submit a completed ApplyTexas application online.
  • Non-refundable application fee (Required) – $60 initial application fee, or $50 for each subsequent application (including readmits, program/level/entry date changes). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.
  • Official Transcripts (Required) – submit official transcript of all post-secondary schoolwork, including dual credit, extension, correspondence, and distance learning credit, starting with the most recent. Failure to list all institutions will be considered an intentional omission and may lead to forced withdrawal. If the degree is not complete when the application is made, six semesters or three years of course work are required. After the degree is completed, a final transcript showing the degree awarded must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes only. If admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary schools by the twelfth class day of the semester to which you were admitted.
    • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary coursework are required before your application can be reviewed, even if credit from one institution appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
  • Core Residency Questions (Required) – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rule 21.25 requires each student applying for enrollment at an institution to respond to a set of core residency questions for the purpose of determining the student's eligibility for classification as a resident. The core residency questions are incorporated into the ApplyTexas application.
  • Resident Alien Card (Required for Immigrant Permanent Residents) – Immigrant permanent residents must provide a copy of the front and back of their resident alien card.

Applications and supporting materials should be received by the deadline in order to prevent delays in processing.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030