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Admission to the Political Science Graduate Programs

Applying for admission to the Department of Political Science program requires 2 applications--one for the Graduate School  and one for the Department of Political Science. If you have questions about the admissions process, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies at polsadmissions@ttu.edu. 

Graduate School Application

Materials for the Graduate School application can be found at the Graduate Scool Application Page. Students Must Provide the Graduate School with Official Transcripts and GRE/TOEFL Score Reports. You can mail them to the address below.

Graduate Admissions
03 Holden Hall
PO Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030 

Texas Tech University PPI Requirements

Texas Tech University requires political science applicants to complete an ETS® Personal Potential Index (PPI) Evaluation Report containing a minimum of three (3) evaluations from separate evaluators in order to consider your application complete. The PPI is a third-party evaluative tool administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization.

Follow this link for more information: Texas Tech University PPI Requirements


Department of Political Science Application

Students will need to submit the online Department application, by clicking the below apply button.


The application can also be completed electronically using the form below, and then emailed to the Director of Graduate Studies at polsadmissions@ttu.edu. Students can also mail the completed application to:

Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Political Science
Box 41015
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1015

Students may, but are not required, to provide 3 letters of recommendation. Print out the Letter of Recommendation Form below and give it to your respondents. The respondents will need to mail the letters directly to the Department at the address above.

For M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. students, the Department application will also serve as the application for Department financial aid.