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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my tuition and fees?

Information about tuition and fees, including information about fee waivers, can be found at Student Business Services.
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Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

The Graduate School administers a variety of different scholarships for graduate students.
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What paperwork do I need for my degree program and for graduation?

Students need to make sure they are in contact with the Graduate School as well as their home departments while planning their degree and graduation.
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How do I get funding from the Graduate School for travel to conferences?

The Graduate School has limited funds for supporting conference travel that students may apply for.
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How can I change my student matriculation number into a Social Security number?

For questions concerning matriculation numbers please contact the Office of the Registrar. More Information...

How do I submit my Intent to Graduate Form?

To submit an Intent to Graduate application click on link Intent to Graduate

How do I have my diploma shipped to me overseas?

Express Mail Service through eshipglobal.com

Graduate Certificates

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

The purpose for offering graduate certificates is to meet the supplemental education needs of professionals. As jobs and job-related responsibilities change, a person often needs additional training in a specific area. For example, an architect who once thought s/he would design new buildings may become involved in preservation of historical districts. If this architect had not taken any historical preservation courses for the primary degree, a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation would provide needed knowledge. Providing graduate certificates for workforce development is a high priority for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The knowledge in the set of courses should provide a coherent knowledge base even if the courses are selected from more than one academic program. The set of courses may be more practice-oriented than the set of courses in a graduate academic program.

Departments that wish to develop new certificate programs should consult the Graduate School Graduate Certificate Development page.

Students intending to complete a Graduate Certificate program should use the following forms:

For more details about individual certificate programs, see the TTU Catalog Graduate Certificate Programs page.

Graduate Certificate Forms

Masters Programs: Required Steps

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

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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 File "Statement of Intention to Graduate" form, including official title of thesis, if applicable. (Not to be confused with the "Program for Master's Degree and Admission to Candidacy" form see #3 above) 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.

Masters Program Forms

Doctoral Programs: Required Steps

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

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ACTION INITIATED THROUGH SUBMITTED TO TIME
1 Plan courses for degree Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to registration
2 Take preliminary exam (option) Graduate Advisor Graduate School Enrollment Services Early in doctoral study, usually first semester of coursework
3 Set up doctoral advisory committee and title Graduate Advisor Graduate School Enrollment Services Prior to filing doctoral degree plan
4 File "Program for the Doctoral Degree" form Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services Before the end of first year of doctoral coursework
5 File changes in degree program, if necessary Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services As needed
6 Take Qualifying Examination for major and minor subjects Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee See step #7 After approval of doctoral program and completion of coursework
7 Recommendation for admission to candidacy (Qualifying Exam and Admission to Candidacy Recommendation Form) Chair of Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services After passing qualifying exam and no later than 4 months before graduation
8 Enroll in semester of graduation if all requirements are met (at least 3 hours) Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar Semester of graduation
9 File "Doctoral Intent" form with official title of dissertation listed Student Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation (One must be filed for each intended graduation semester.)
10 Pay the Thesis-Dissertation fee through Student Business Services Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Student Business Services Semester of graduation (This is paid only once.)
11 Schedule final oral defense of dissertation and submit "Doctoral Final Oral Examination Notification Form" at least 3 weeks before defense Student, Committee Chair, and Advisory Committee Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor At least 3 weeks before defense
12 Stand for final oral defense of dissertation. Successful defenses are indicated on the Oral Exam and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form Advisory Committee Graduate School Doctoral Coordinator Semester of graduation
13 Submit signed Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form and after incorporating committee changes, submit .pdf file of dissertation to ETD site for review. Student, Advisory Committee Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Semester of graduation (usually 5 weeks before graduation date)
14 Final grade for dissertation hours (A or B) Committee Chair or Advisory Committee Registrar-Final Grade Roll End of semester
15 Submit official .pdf of dissertation to ETD web site (DMA students submit PDF programs to ETD site and turn CDs in to the Graduate School) Student Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Prior to deadline
16 Complete Doctoral Survey Student http://survey.norc.uchicago.edu/doctorate Before Graduation

Doctoral Program Forms

Commencement

TO:                December 2014 Graduate Candidates

FROM:          Vanessa Bara, Chief Evaluator/Claudia Cogliser, Associate Dean

SUBJECT:      Graduation Ceremony Friday, December 12, 2014

 
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
 
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Media and Communication
  • Visual & Performing Arts

The Graduate School December 2014 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. in the United Spirit Arena. This ceremony is for Masters and Doctoral students who have submitted an application to Graduate for this semester. Your regalia must be ordered through the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore, 806.742.3816 or 1.800.377.7329.

DO NOT BRING purses, keys, or cameras to the Practice Court.

Students may not have any type of decoration on their caps (mortar boards). Caps that have any type of decor will be exchanged for a plain cap.

All students will enter through the drive-in bay entry at the north end of the arena (the ramp in the middle of the parking lot on the north side). Tables will be located there to pick up cards (printed with student's name and a seat number). You will then go into the Practice Court where chairs will have seat numbers attached, matching numbers on your card so that you can be lined up according to colleges. Instructions will be given, and you will form processional lines into the arena at about 6:45 P.M. Students should arrive by 5:30 P.M. Doctoral candidates will carry their hoods and be formally hooded by their major professor(s). Master's candidates will wear their hoods. Professor(s) hooding doctoral candidates should be in the Practice Court by at least 5:30 P.M. All diplomas will be given out to attendees in the City Bank Room upstairs in the arena AFTER the ceremony. Any students who have not met all graduation requirements or who did not attend will not be able to pick up their diplomas.

 

Even though the ceremony is on the 12th, diplomas will be dated December 13th, 2014 as that is the actual graduation date. As per Texas Tech University Operating Procedures: a student may only receive 1 copy of a diploma; diplomas will be available for pick up 5 business days following commencement. After the mandatory 5 business days, all remaining diplomas will be mailed to the address you listed on your application to graduate.

If you have decided NOT to attend the December ceremony or will NOT graduate this semester as planned, please notify the Graduate Enrollment Services team by email at em_gradschool@ttu.edu

 

Graduate Student Travel Funding Requests

Travel Fund

NOTE: To be considered, applications must include the following forms:

  1. Guidelines
  2. Application
  3. Student Activity Release Form

Submit completed forms to:

Melissa Carrillo (melissa.carrillo@ttu.edu)
806.834.2009 | 327H Administration Building

Summer travel applications are available until july  15, 2014 

  • All of our funding has been expended on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • Each applicant must be an author or co-author of the presented research, and personally invited to present.
  • Funding is limited to one trip per year, per student.
  • All applicants must be enrolled during the dates of travel.
  • All funding requests must be received at least 30 days prior to travel.
  • The Graduate School can support no more than two nights in Texas or three nights outside of Texas.
  • A departmental financial commitment is required... Matching dollars are preferred.
  • Please see the Funding Guidelines and Checklist provided in the link below for additional requirements and restrictions.
  • All funding requests must include the forms below – completed, printed, and signed – in addition to other required documentation requested on the checklist.

Student Travel

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Distance Education Resources   

Academic Writing Resources

Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board Resources

Library Research Online Resources

Online Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops for Graduate Students

Other Distance Graduate Student Resources

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