Texas Tech University


D.M.A. & Ph.D. Programs:

Regardless of the amount of graduate work that may have been completed elsewhere, every applicant for the Doctorate is required to complete at least one year of graduate study (18 hours) in residence at Texas Tech beyond the Master's degree. The aim of this requirement is to ensure that every Doctoral candidate devotes a substantial period of time to the program without the distraction of other employment. The residence requirement is normally fulfilled in one of the following ways:

  • 9 hours in the Fall semester, followed by 9 hours in the Spring semester
  • 9 hours in Summer sessions I and II, and 9 hours either in the preceding Spring semester or in the following Fall semester
  • Other patterns of enrollment, which may be considered with approval by the Associate Director for Graduate Studies


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