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Interdisciplinary Studies

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Interdisciplinary studies at Texas Tech University allow graduate students the freedom to design a degree comprised of courses from the existing graduate programs. Interdisciplinary studies is divided into two categories: pre-designed masters degrees that have already incorporated several disciplines to develop a commonly sought degree, and a self-designed master's degree comprised of courses that are unique to whatever the student's particular interest may be. The Graduate School at Texas Tech University encourages interdisciplinary study and research, believing that our nation's complex society and the world's rich cultural heritage can be understood best from the perspective of many academic disciplines. Few settings offer a better opportunity for such study than the University with its graduate programs, libraries, laboratories, and diversely trained faculty. Although academic specialization is the common pattern in such an environment, the Graduate School is committed to building bridges and facilitating movement across the disciplines for those who are interested. Pre-designed interdisciplinary programs are housed within specific colleges or a cluster of departments, while others are headquartered in the Graduate School. All of these programs are defined by the topic rather than by traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Contact:
Associate Dean
Dr. Ralph Ferguson (ralph.ferguson@ttu.edu)
Associate Dean
Dr. Clifford Fedler (clifford.fedler@ttu.edu)

Mailing address:

The Graduate School at Texas Tech University
POB 41030;
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Phone: 806.742.2787
Fax: 806.742.1746