Texas Tech University

Graduate Admissions


We are glad that you are considering graduate studies in Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at Texas Tech University. A full view of our faculty research activities is available on our Research Overview web page. Before continuing the application process, please examine the Graduate Student Profiles to compare your profile to those of our currently enrolled graduate students.

Application to a U.S. graduate school can be expensive for many students. Additionally, the amount of material required from the applicant is not insignificant and all documents, without exception, must be official. These guidelines, put forth from the Graduate School, are there to insure that only the best applicant is selected to be a member of the graduate body at Texas Tech University and our past history has shown that only the best applicant can meet the high standards set by the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. As such, under no circumstances can the application fee be waived nor can anything less than official documents be accepted. Any requests for such a consideration will be answered in the negative.

Our application review process for fall admissions normally begins in January and continues through the spring. However to be considered for financial support it is highly recommended that your completed material (official transcripts, standard test scores) be submitted by the beginning of January. There are a number of opportunities for financial support, but these are limited and competitive and doctoral students are given preference. Offers are made with financial support to 4−10 applicants who represent the highest potential for success in our graduate program. A limited number of positions are available in the spring and that review process would take place in October.

Your application for graduate studies in Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering will be evaluated based on the following; (a) academic transcripts from previous academic programs (i.e. B.S. and M.S. programs), (b) score reports from GRE (Aptitude) Test, (c) TOEFL/IELTS (International Applicants only), (d) 3 letters of recommendations.

We also encourage candidates seeking a M.S. degree to apply to our program. We offer courses only, master's report, and master's thesis options.

Graduate Program Application Process

Applications to the graduate school will be processed through the Texas Tech Graduate School Office of Admissions. Please follow the instructions given on the Office of Admissions how to page. Note that you may complete the form online http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/ProspectiveStudents.php or request the application materials be mailed to you.

Required Documents

All applicants to the graduate program must provide the following information to the Graduate School Office of Admissions.

  1. Application Form
  2. Application Fee
      • Fees are listed on the website.
  3. Official GRE score sent by ETS
      • The ETS code for Texas Tech University is 6827.
  4. Official TOEFL score sent by ETS
      • Required for international students. The ETS code for Texas Tech University is 6827.
  5. Official transcripts
      • Academic transcripts are to be from previous academic programs (i.e. B.S. and M.S. programs)
  6. Three letters of recommendation

These materials can be mailed to:

Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 40130
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

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Once you complete the initial application,you will receive an email with a link to Recruiter,to ask you to log into recruiter to complete the application process.

Requests for Additional Information

For more information you can e-mail the graduate advisors:

Department of Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering