Texas Tech University

Admission Requirements



Professional Science Master's (PSM) Programs at Texas Tech University normally accept applicants for Fall Term enrollment only. Individuals with a baccalaureate degree or working professionals who have a background in math, science, or engineering sufficient to enroll in graduate courses in the PSM program are encouraged to apply.

All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Information in the completed application forms to the Graduate School and to the department to which admission is requested (Biological Sciences or Natural Resources Management) will include:

  • Transcripts and curricular preparation: A 4-year undergraduate degree in an area providing sufficient background to undertake graduate studies in either the Department of Biological Sciences or Natural Resources Management.
  • TOEFL scores: Scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language must be included with your application if you are an international student. An iBT (Internet-based test) TOEFL score of 80 or above is required for international applicants. This is an online degree that does not require residency and cannot be used to obtain a Visa.
  • Statement of interest: This 1-2 page narrative should succinctly summarize your education, employment history, your long-term career goals, and how this degree program will help you achieve these goals.

Both the Graduate School and the PSM Graduate Program need to approve your application. You must first apply to and be accepted by the Graduate School.

Next, you must apply to one of the two departments offering the PSM graduate degree. Apply either to the Department of Biological Sciences for the Track 1 program or to the Department of Natural Resources Management for the Track 2 program. Links to these application forms can be found at the left hand side of this page.

Follow the instructions Here to apply online (preferred) or download and mail your application along with your original transcripts, TOEFL scores, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and $60 application fee to:

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030


Additional information regarding admissions for international applicants is available online at Graduate School site.

Decisions regarding applications are usually made in mid-March, which should allow students to explore financial aid opportunities and confirm their plans to attend TTU in the fall.


More Information

If you have any questions about your application email us at graduate.admissions@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-2787