Texas Tech University

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University! We offer academic programs to equip students to address local, regional, national and global plant production and environmental challenges. There are many opportunities for students to be involved in research at the cutting edge of their future professions—our three-year research expenditures exceed $4.1 million per year.

We offer the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant and Soil Science along with four post-graduate certificate programs (Crop Protection, Fibers and Biopolymers, Horticulture Landscape Management and Soil Management). The Plant and Soil Science Department offers two online M.S. degrees in Horticulture Science and Plant and Soil Science. You are invited to join the more than 230 students who call the PSS department their home for higher education. We pledge to you individual and personal attention from our faculty and staff. More than half of our on-campus students receive scholarship support from our department, and many internships and study abroad opportunities are available for expanding your horizons.

Please explore our website and see the many opportunities our department offers! If you have any questions, please call or email us. If you are a prospective student and want to visit our department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University.

Glen Ritchie

Department Chair and Professor
Email: glen.ritchie@ttu.edu
Phone: (806) 834-4325

Dr. Glen Ritchie