Texas Tech University

Application Procedure

Deadline for Fall Admission: February 1
Deadline for Spring Admission: October 1

  1. Review the Graduate School's guidelines for "how to apply." Please note that the application requirements for US residents and international students vary slightly.
  2. Collect the required application materials such as:
    1. unofficial GRE scores*
    2. unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    3. two (2) letters of reference
    4. personal statement of professional goals
    5. additional materials proving citizenship, residency, etc
  3. Fill out the Graduate School's application. Be sure to check your email regularly and respond to the Graduate School's requests for additional materials as needed.
  4. The Department of Physics and Astronomy can review your application as soon as you have submitted your letters, transcripts, test scores*, and personal statement, but we cannot formally accept you or make a non-contingent offer of financial support until the Graduate School has sent you an official letter of acceptance.
  5. The Graduate School practices rolling admissions, but please try to submit applications for the fall semester no later than February 1 and applications for the spring semester no later than October 1. The department will consider late applications if financial support is still available.
  6. Once the Graduate School has sent you a letter of acceptance, be sure to submit official transcripts and test scores* as requested.
  7. If you have any questions about the application process or the status of your application, contact the Graduate Recruiter Professor Mahdi Sanati at m.sanati@ttu.edu or (806) 834-6169.
*The Graduate School is currently waiving GRE requirements due to the ongoing global pandemic. For more information, see the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ.

Department of Physics and Astronomy