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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Although all students are admitted to the university by the dean of the Graduate School, applications for degree programs also must be evaluated by the department to which the student is applying. Admission to the college of engineering occurs at the engineering department level.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Two general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records and individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations). Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Three general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records, individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations), and English proficiency score. Applicants may submit one of the following measures of English proficiency:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language),
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service),
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic),
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE),
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Cambridge CAE), and
ELS Intensive English Program.
Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Three general categories of criteria are used as part of a holistic process to evaluate all applicants for admission and competitive scholarships: academic records and individual applicant materials (GRE and three letters of recommendations). Students pursuing a masters degree may transfer at most 6 hours of course credit from another institution. Doctoral students may transfer up to 30 hours of coursework from another institution. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred. The admission requirements are set forth in the “Texas Tech University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.”

Residency Requirements

The residence requirement is fulfilled by the completion of a full schedule (at least 12 semester hours) of graduate coursework in two consecutive terms. Students holding half-time assistantships may satisfy the requirement by taking at least 9 hours of coursework in each of the two long terms and 6 hours in the summer.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Admissions requirements for transfer students are the same as those for non-transfer students. There is no automatic transfer of credit from another university toward a graduate degree at Texas Tech University. Work is subject to review by the department and Graduate Dean. No work with a grade less than B will be transferred.