General Information

The Graduate Catalog

This catalog is an official bulletin of Texas Tech University containing policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in effect as the publication went to press. The University reserves the right to make changes at any time to reflect current board policies, administrative regulations and procedures, amendments by state law, and fee changes.

Students are urged to study the contents of this catalog carefully, for they are responsible for observing the regulations contained herein.

Other official bulletins published by the University include Undergraduate Catalog, Law School Catalog, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Extended Studies Catalog, and Faculty Handbook.

The Student Affairs Handbook includes the institution's policies and regulations relating to student conduct.

Courses to be offered during any semester or summer term are announced prior to the registration period for that semester or term in the form of class schedules.

Visit our Web site at <> where the current Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law catalogs are maintained together with other official University documents.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The University brings together, in common pursuit of its educational goals, persons of many backgrounds and experiences. The University is committed to the principle that in no aspect of its programs shall there be differences in the treatment of persons because of race, creed, national origin, age, sex, or disability and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all.

Nondiscrimination is observed in the admission, housing, and education of students and in policies governing discipline, extracurricular life, and activities.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lifestyle, or disability concerning employment or during the course of employment in the institution.

Any student complaints pursuant to a discrimination concern should be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students, 250 West Hall, 806-742-2192.

AccessTECH (Students with Disabilities)

Students with disabilities at Texas Tech University will find numerous programs designated to coordinate academic accommodations and promote access to all phases of University life. Such programming is coordinated through AccessTECH: An Academic Accommodation and Disability Support Program, with the assistance of an advisory committee of disabled and nondisabled faculty, staff, and students.

AccessTECH personnel oversee and coordinate programs to ensure accessibility to students with disabilities on an individual basis. The University strives to provide equal access to a college education as well as support to students with disabilities in their experience in the University community. ADA compliance officers located in the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of Students also work with students with disabilities to coordinate accessible facilities.

Prospective and current students interested in receiving more information regarding programs for students with disabilities should contact AccessTECH, 247 West Hall, 806-742-2405.

State offices of the Texas Commission for the Blind (806-742-2253) and Texas Rehabilitation Commission (806-742-1430) are also located on the campus.

Texas Commission for the Blind

The Texas Commission for the Blind has several vocational rehabilitation programs of educational assistance for blind and visually impaired students at Texas Tech, in those instances in which the disability constitutes a substantial handicap to employment. For detailed information concerning these programs, contact the TCB counselor, 3rd floor, TTU Library, 806-742-2253.

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