Texas Tech University




Dr. Schmidt will be reviewing graduate applications for the 2023 cohort. For general information regarding requirements and deadlines, see the graduate school guide.

For specific information about applying to the program, see the application guide.

Please find a link to the TTU Graduate School here and to the application portal here.

If you have detailed questions for Dr. Schmidt or his graduate students, please contact them directly.


The PRYDe Lab invites interested undergraduate students at TTU to apply to join the lab as research assistants. Some of the benefits of working in the lab are: receiving first-hand research experience, gaining exposure to current issues and opportunities related to childhood adversity; traumatic brain injury, and neurobiology as they pertain to justice-involved youth; as well as obtaining direct assistance and guidance on how to navigate the graduate school application experience. As a PRYDe Lab research assistant, you can expect to:

  • Enroll in PSY 4000 credits
  • Maintain regular weekly hours in the lab
  • Attend and participate in weekly lab meetings

If you would like to be considered for an RA position in our lab, please fill out our application. If you have any additional questions, please contact our RA Coordinator, Tucker Short at tucker.short@ttu.edu