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Graduate Degree Admission Application

Last Name:
First Name:
Middle Initial:
Contact Phone Number:
Other Phone Number:
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY):
Place of Birth:
Sex: Female
Texas Resident: Yes
Address Information
Current Mailing Address: (street, city, state, zip)
Permanent Mailing Address: (street, city, state, zip)
Address of Nearest Relative: (street, city, state, zip)
Degree Objective
Degree of Interest:
Semester Applying For:
Entrance Exams
Have you taken the GRE?
The GRE is not required if applying for Gerontology or Youth Development
If yes, date (MM/DD/YY):
GRE Scores:
Verbal Reasoning:
Quantitative Reasoning:
Analytical Writing:
Grade Point Average
Undergraduate (last 60 hours):
Graduate (exclusive of thesis):
Career Goals
Please indicate the degree to which you ultimately expect to be professionally involved in the following by choosing the appropriate number in each category.
If Other, please specify:
Faculty Preferences
If you have identified faculty with whom you would like to study, please list their names below. You can familiarize yourself with the faculty by visiting the faculty listing.
Faculty Preference 1:
Faculty Preference 2:
Faculty Preference 3:
List three individuals from whom letters of reference have been requested by the candidate (doctoral students should include the thesis or graduate program director of the master's degree.) References should be submitted directly to the Department on the form at this link: Letter of References
Reference 1:
Reference 2:
Reference 3:
For the next 3 sections, provide your answers by one of the following methods:
A) Type your answer directly into the box provided.
B) Copy and paste your answers from your word processing program into the box provided.
C) You can also email your Resume or Vita as a Microsoft Word attachment to
D) You can send your Resume/Vita, Goal Statement and Contribution Statement to:

Graduate Secretary
Human Development and Family Studies
College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1230
or Fax it to: 806-742-0285
Please provide a copy of your resume or vita in the box below.
Make sure your resume includes the following:
  • Employment history
  • Education, Degrees
  • Honors and Leadership
  • Student and Professional
  • Organization and Honor Societies
  • Honors, Special Awards, Research, and other Creative Work
  • Skills, Hobbies, and Interests
Goal Statement
In 500 words or less, describe explicitly your professional goals and any further information relevant to your interest and capacity for graduate study.
Contribution Statement
Describe what special contributions you would bring to graduate study in your chosen area.
Address the following types of contributions:
  1. Contribution to Diversity: (First in Family to go to College/Graduate School, Record of overcoming adversity (economic, social, physical), from a group historically under-represented in graduate school, knowledge of more than one language, unusual geographic region of origin).
  2. Special Accomplishments
  3. Research and creative achievements
  4. Leadership background and potential
  5. Other unique life experiences relevant to your pursuit of graduate education