Texas Tech University

Distance Education Resources

Professional Development Events

Graduate School Travel Fund and Fellowship Recipients: You may view these archived events for professional development credit. Once you view an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://gradwebprod.ttu.edu/AwardTracker/. Additional live events are available and can be located on the Graduate Events Calendar

External Funding Workshop

The Graduate School provided an external fellowship workshop including how to search and apply for external fellowships that support graduate education and scholarly activity. External fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral studies are available from many organizations outside Texas Tech, including state and federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit groups, and international organizations. This workshop encompasses an overview of identifying possible funding sources, compiling a competitive application, utilizing campus resources to write the application, and hearing from students who have submitted and received notable national fellowships.


To view pre-recorded Graduate School workshops and webinars, please visit our webinar website at: https://portal.grad.ttu.edu/grad-center/graduate-center-webinars/.

Academic Writing Resources

Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center is dedicated to making all of its resources available to distance students. Distance Students are able to make appointments for synchronous online consultations by using our online appointment system.

Anachronistic appointments are only available through the University Writing Center .

Distance Students are also welcome to join us for any of our workshops, writing groups, or boot camps, links to register for these events can be found on our homepage by selecting the corresponding service or found in our regular email communication to all graduate students.

Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Information

All information relating to Thesis and Dissertation requirements can be found on the Graduate School website. Students should review deadlines and requirements at least one semester prior to their anticipated graduation.

Citation Style Guides

Connect to campus resources for citation guides for using APA, Chicago, CSE (Council of Science Editors), MLA, and Turabian.

Style guides will specifically be selected by professor, publisher, or based on industry standard. Students can consult their designated librarian or advisor or work with the Graduate Writing Center or University Writing Center to review formatting.

Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board Resources

IRB Approval

IRB approval is needed when your project meets the definition of human subject research.

Research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge (45 CFR 46.102. Click here to learn more.

Human subject means a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research (45 CFR 46.102): Researchers who are in doubt about whether an activity constitutes research with human subjects should consult with the HRPP Manager or the IRB Chair. IRB approval is needed prior to recruitment of participants, consent/assent process, data collection, and/or gaining access to identifiers.

Does Your Project Need an IRB?

Learn more about the Submission Process and IRB Process Policies and Procedures Introduction.

Library Research Online Resources

The library home page offers information linked in the lower right corner for distance learners.

University Career Services Online Resources

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The University Career Center provides the majority of its services to distance students. If you would like access to any of the services offered face-to-face, contact your designated career representative

Many graduate specific workshops can be found on the Graduate School Event Calendar. Many of these are presented in the Graduate Center with links for distance students to join online.

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Other Distance Graduate Student Resources