TTU Worldwide eLearning

Online and Distance Learning at Texas Tech

Justin R. Louder, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Provost

Texas Tech Plaza Building |1901 University Ave., Ste. 513
Box 45095 | Lubbock, TX 79409-5095
T 806.742.7227 | F 806.742.7277 |


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Multiple colleges offer online minors, degree programs, certificate and certificate preparation programs that make pursuing an education through Texas Tech University possible at any location. Online and distance learning programs at Texas Tech are delivered through a variety of modalities, including synchronous or asynchronous instruction and interactive video conferencing.

Students pursuing degree programs via online and distance learning at Texas Tech are held to the same entrance requirements as students in Lubbock. Courses, curriculum, and graduation requirements in each of the online and distance programs meet the same standards as those in Lubbock.


Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in University Studies
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences**
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science with a specialization in horticulture
  • Bachelor of Science in University Studies


Doctoral Degrees

  • Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education (joint program with Texas A&M)
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education (Community College Administrator)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction [with concentration in curriculum studies and teacher education or with specialization in science and mathematics education (hybrid/blended)])
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric


Graduate Certificate Preparation Programs

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
  • Educational Diagnostician (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) Teacher Education
  • Generic Special Education (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)
  • Orientation and Mobility (National Certification in Orientation and Mobility through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals [ACVREP])
  • Superintendent Professional
  • Visual Impairment (Texas State Board for Educator Certification)


Graduate Certificates

  • Agricultural Communications Leadership
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism
  • Book History and Digital Humanities
  • Charitable Financial Planning
  • Crop Protection
  • Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure
  • Dual Sensory Impairments
  • Essentials of Business
  • Fibers and Biopolymers
  • Gerontology*
  • Horticultural Landscape Management
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
  • Soil Management
  • Special Education Transition
  • Teacher Advancement Program Connect (educational leadership, literacy, or STEM)**
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Teaching Technical Communication
  • Wind Energy
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Program Management and Evaluation


Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Arts in Technical Communication
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Higher Education**
  • Master of Education in Instructional Technology
  • Master of Education in Special Education (emphasis available in autism and applied behavioral analysis, deaf and hard of hearing education, dual sensory impairments, educational diagnostician, generic special education, orientation and mobility, and visual impairment)
  • Master of Engineering (with a specialization in engineering or healthcare engineering)
  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education*
  • Master of Science in Horticulture Science
  • Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (with a specialization in gerontology or youth development)*
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Science (with an emphasis in middle school or high school math/science)
  • Master of Science in Plant and Soil Science (with a specialization in crop protection, crop science, fibers and biopolymers, or soil science)
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Systems and Engineering Management
  • Professional Science Masters in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources Management (with specializations in ecology and environmental sustainability or natural resources management)


Undergraduate Minors

  • Human Resource Development
  • Integrative Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Studies in Personal Finance
  • Wind Energy

* Includes inter-institutional programs offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance – GPIDEA
** Pending THECB and SACSCOC notification and approval
† Inter-institutional program offered through the Family and Consumer Science Alliance