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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my tuition and fees?

Information about tuition and fees, including information about fee waivers, can be found at Student Business Services. In addition, the Student Business Services TA/RA/GPTI Tuition Assistance (Fees & Waivers) presentation is available at http://goo.gl/GJcNkM.
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Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

The Graduate School administers a variety of different scholarships for graduate students.
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What paperwork do I need for my degree program and for graduation?

Students need to make sure they are in contact with the Graduate School as well as their home departments while planning their degree and graduation.
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How do I get funding from the Graduate School for travel to conferences?

The Graduate School has limited funds for supporting conference travel that students may apply for.
For more information, click the Student Travel Funding tab above.

How can I change my student matriculation number into a Social Security number?

For questions concerning matriculation numbers please contact the Office of the Registrar. More Information...

How do I submit my Intent to Graduate Form?

To submit an Intent to Graduate application click on link Intent to Graduate

How do I have my diploma shipped to me overseas?

Express Mail Service through eshipglobal.com

Graduate Certificates

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

The purpose for offering graduate certificates is to meet the supplemental education needs of professionals. As jobs and job-related responsibilities change, a person often needs additional training in a specific area. For example, an architect who once thought s/he would design new buildings may become involved in preservation of historical districts. If this architect had not taken any historical preservation courses for the primary degree, a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation would provide needed knowledge. Providing graduate certificates for workforce development is a high priority for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The knowledge in the set of courses should provide a coherent knowledge base even if the courses are selected from more than one academic program. The set of courses may be more practice-oriented than the set of courses in a graduate academic program.

Departments that wish to develop new certificate programs should consult the Graduate School Graduate Certificate Development page.

Students intending to complete a Graduate Certificate program should use the following forms:

For more details about individual certificate programs, see the TTU Catalog Graduate Certificate Programs page.

Graduate Certificate Forms

Masters Programs: Required Steps

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

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ACTION INITIATED THROUGH SUBMITTED TO TIME
1 Plan courses for degree Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to registration
2 Set up thesis advisory committee and title, if applicable Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to filing "Program for the Master's Degree and Admission to Candidacy" form
3 File "Masters Degree Plan" form Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services After first semester of master's coursework, no later than the posted deadline
4 File changes in degree program, if necessary Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services As needed
5 Enroll in semester of graduation (at least 3 hours of thesis, if defending thesis) Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar Semester of graduation
6 File "Statement of Intention to Graduate" form, including official title of thesis, if applicable. (Not to be confused with the "Program for Master's Degree and Admission to Candidacy" form see #3 above) Student Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation no later than posted deadline (One must be filed for each intended graduation semester)
7 Schedule final comprehensive examination and/or defense. Send email to the Thesis Coordinator indicating the time and date of the defense. Student Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Semester of graduation (usually about 6 weeks before graduation or no later than posted deadline)
8 After the defense, the chair sends the Report on the Comprehensive Exam form to the Graduate School Masters Coordinator Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation (usually about 6 weeks before graduation or no later than posted deadline)
9 Obtain committee signatures on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form and submit to Graduate School Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Prior to deadline during semester of graduation
10 Pay the Thesis-Dissertation fee, if applicable Student (thesis option) Student Business Services Prior to deadline during semester of graduation
11 After incorporating committee changes, submit .pdf file of thesis to the ETD site for official review Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Semester of graduation (usually 5 weeks before graduation date or no later than posted deadline)
12 Final grade for thesis hours (A or B) Grade will be "CR" until final semester Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar – Final grade roll End of semester
13 Submit official .pdf of thesis to ETD web site (MM students submit PDF programs to ETD site and turn CDs of performances in to the Graduate School) Student (thesis option) Graduate School Thesis Coordinator Prior to deadline.

Masters Program Forms

Doctoral Programs: Required Steps

Appointments with Graduate Enrollment Services

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ACTION INITIATED THROUGH SUBMITTED TO TIME
1 Plan courses for degree Graduate Advisor Graduate Advisor Prior to registration
2 Take preliminary exam (option) Graduate Advisor Graduate School Enrollment Services Early in doctoral study, usually first semester of coursework
3 Set up doctoral advisory committee and title Graduate Advisor Graduate School Enrollment Services Prior to filing doctoral degree plan
4 File "Program for the Doctoral Degree" form Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services Before the end of first year of doctoral coursework
5 File changes in degree program, if necessary Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services As needed
6 Take Qualifying Examination for major and minor subjects Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee See step #7 After approval of doctoral program and completion of coursework
7 Recommendation for admission to candidacy (Qualifying Exam and Admission to Candidacy Recommendation Form) Chair of Committee Graduate School Enrollment Services After passing qualifying exam and no later than 4 months before graduation
8 Enroll in semester of graduation if all requirements are met (at least 3 hours) Graduate Advisor or Chair, Advisory Committee Registrar Semester of graduation
9 File "Doctoral Intent" form with official title of dissertation listed Student Graduate School Enrollment Services Semester of graduation (One must be filed for each intended graduation semester.)
10 Pay the Thesis-Dissertation fee through Student Business Services Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Student Business Services Semester of graduation (This is paid only once.)
11 Schedule final oral defense of dissertation and submit "Doctoral Final Oral Examination Notification Form" at least 3 weeks before defense Student, Committee Chair, and Advisory Committee Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor At least 3 weeks before defense
12 Stand for final oral defense of dissertation. Successful defenses are indicated on the Oral Exam and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form Advisory Committee Graduate School Doctoral Coordinator Semester of graduation
13 Submit signed Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form and after incorporating committee changes, submit .pdf file of dissertation to ETD site for review. Student, Advisory Committee Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Semester of graduation (usually 5 weeks before graduation date)
14 Final grade for dissertation hours (A or B) Committee Chair or Advisory Committee Registrar-Final Grade Roll End of semester
15 Submit official .pdf of dissertation to ETD web site (DMA students submit PDF programs to ETD site and turn CDs in to the Graduate School) Student Graduate School Dissertation Supervisor Prior to deadline
16 Complete Doctoral Survey Student https://sed.norc.org/showRegister.do Before Graduation

Doctoral Program Forms

Commencement

Graduation Ceremonies Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

* 9:00

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Wind Energy
 

1:30pm

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Education
  • Media and Communication

* The following Graduate School programs will attend the 1:30 p.m. ceremony: Arid Land Studies, Biotechnology, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Museum Science.

The Graduate School August 2015 commencement will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (specific college times listed above) in the United Supermarket Arena. This ceremony is for Masters and Doctoral students who have submitted an application to graduate for the summer term. Your regalia must be ordered through the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore, 806.742.3816 or 1.800.377.7329.

DO NOT BRING purses, keys, or cameras to the Practice Court.

Students may not have any type of decoration on their caps (mortar boards). Caps that have any type of decor will be exchanged for a plain cap.

All students will enter through the drive-in bay entry at the north end of the arena (ramp located in the middle of the parking lot on the north side). Upon arrival, students will check in at the tables located at the entrance. Students will receive a reader card (printed with student's name and a seat number). Students should proceed into the Practice Court and locate the matching seat number as indicated on the reader card. Please keep your card in hand at all times prior to and during the ceremony. Instructions will be given to form processional lines into the arena at 8:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 1:15 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Students should arrive by 8:00 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Doctoral candidates will carry their hoods and be formally hooded by their major professor(s). Master's candidates will wear their hoods. Professor(s) hooding doctoral candidates should be in the practice court at least an hour before each ceremony will begin.

As per Texas Tech University Operating Procedures: a student may only receive 1 copy of a diploma. All diplomas will be mailed out to August graduates to the address listed on the graduation application.

If you have decided NOT to attend the August ceremony or will NOT graduate this semester as planned, please notify the Graduate Enrollment Services team by email at em_gradschool@ttu.edu.

 

Graduate Student Travel Funding Requests

Travel Fund

NOTE: To be considered, applications must include the following forms:

  1. Guidelines and Checklist
  2. Funding Application
  3. Student Activity Release Form
  4. Reference Guide

Submit completed forms to:

Melissa Carrillo (melissa.carrillo@ttu.edu)
806.834.2009 | 328 Administration Building

  • As a requirement for receiving travel funding, you must attend at least three professional development workshops sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School. These events are listed on the Graduate School's "Calendar of Events" webpage (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/Events/index.php) that is updated during the semester as events are introduced. Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel. A link to this reporting webpage will also be included on the Graduate School website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/students/current/Travel.php.
  • All of our funding will be expended on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • All funding requests must be received at least 30 days prior to travel.
  • Each applicant must be the presenting author of an oral or poster paper; Confirmation that the talk or poster has been accepted must be provided.
  • All applicants must be enrolled during the dates of travel.
  • Funding is limited to one trip per student per fiscal year (Sept 1-Aug 31)
  • The Graduate School will provide only partial funding for travel up to a maximum of $500 for Doctoral students admitted to candidacy, $450 for other Doctoral students, and $400 for Masters students. A departmental financial commitment is required of at least 50% of the graduate school allocation.
  • The Graduate School supports no more than two nights in Texas or three nights outside of Texas.
  • Please see the Funding Guidelines and Checklist provided in the link below for additional requirements and restrictions.
  • All funding requests must include the forms below – completed, printed and signed – in addition to other required documentation requested on the checklist.
  • See helpful links at https://www.fiscal.ttuhsc.edu/travel2/Help/links.aspx.

Student Travel forms REQUIRED:

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Distance Education Resources   

Academic Writing Resources

Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board Resources

Library Research Online Resources

Online Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops for Graduate Students

Other Distance Graduate Student Resources

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