Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Required M.S. Coursework
There are a total of 15 core course hours plus 15 elective hours (9 of which must be in IE). We accept a maximum of 6 transfer hours from another graduate program.
The M.S.S.Y.E.M. program can be completed 100% online.
For questions concerning tuition and financial aid, you should contact student business services. They have a tuition and fees estimator you can use to estimate the cost and can also answer any questions you may have about tuition/financial aid. Brent Guinn, who manages distance education for the college of engineering, may also be able to help with questions regarding tuition for distance students.
Required Application Materials
We require all applicants to submit GRE scores (the GMAT is not considered a substitute) and transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. Three reference letters and the Departmental Questionnaire are also required. We also require proof of English proficiency for international applicants. Optional materials include a statement of purpose and a resume/CV. The graduate school may have some additional required materials; if so, these will be listed on their website.
- For the M.S.: For more information on the application process, see: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/masters/systems-engineering-management/
Our department does not require an engineering degree for the program; however, we do require the following minimum background:
- 3 hours of college level physics (with lab)
- Calculus I, II, & III
Prospective students who apply without this background will be automatically rejected. If a prospective student who does not currently possess this background wishes to be considered for admission, the student must take any missing courses prior to applying and submit transcripts showing a grade of at least a 'C' in each course as part of their application.
We also require a course in probability and statistics at either the undergraduate or graduate level; however, students without this background will still be considered for admission, and, if admitted, will have the admission condition of a leveling course in probability and statistics. This leveling course requirement can be completed by taking either an undergraduate level course (won't count toward degree credit) or a graduate level course (will count toward degree credit).
Veterans and Military
Texas Tech has a special military and veterans program that provides specialized support for current/past service men and women and handles the process of financial aid for this population. Please see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/mvp/
|Dr. Jennifer Cross||Graduate Admissions Inquiries||Jennifer.Cross@ttu.edu|
|Dr. Milton Smith||S.Y.E.M. Distance Graduate Advisor||Milton.Smith@ttu.edu|
|Brent Guinn||Director, Distance Learning||Brent.Guinn@ttu.edu|
Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3061