Texas Tech University

Graduate Application Process

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. Before you begin the application process we encourage you to take a moment to contact one of our Graduate Student Services Coordinators. Our Coordinators can visit with you and make sure you are on track for the right program and help you navigate the application process.

The graduate application process is a two-step application process.

Step 1: ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas Application. Begin by creating your account and submitting your first application through ApplyTexas. There is a $60 fee associated with this application. Please be sure to list all institutions where you have earned any amount of credit on this application. Failure to list all institutions will result in an incomplete application. If you have questions about selecting the appropriate degree or semester please contact one of our Student Service Coordinators. All changes made after an application is submitted will require a $50 fee.

  • eRaider Account Activation - Your eRaider activation information will be emailed to the address you provided on ApplyTexas. It will normally take a couple of days after submission of your ApplyTexas application for you to receive your eRaider. If you do not receive it within 10 business days of submitting your ApplyTexas application, please contact Texas Tech IT Help Central.
  • College Transcripts - Send copies of all transcripts to the Texas Tech Graduate School at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu. The transcripts must be in PDF format and no larger than 2 MB. Multiple attachments per email will be accepted. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

    *Official transcripts will be required during your first semester if you are admitted to your desired program.

Step 2: College of Education

College of Education Application. After you have set up your eRaider account, you can login to the College of Education Application. This is where you will upload your supplemental materials. The required supplemental materials will vary by degree. Details of specific requirements by degree and program are provided on each individual program page. Typically programs will require resume, recommendations, applicant statement, and writing prompts. All materials can be uploaded online. You will be provided with links to send to your references for them to complete an online recommendation form.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – Not all programs require the GRE. Please review your desired program's required supplemental application materials on the program page for information on GRE requirements.. Official GRE scores must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the Texas Tech Graduate School. ETS does not retain or provide scores that are over five years old. To register for the examination please visit GRE Testing. Texas Tech University code is 6827.

Review Process

Application Review and Decisions – once all application requirements are complete with the TTU Graduate School and the College of Education, your application will be sent to the program for review and decision. The timeline for this process varies based on degree and program. Applications are reviewed using a holistic approach considering all required elements of the application.