Texas Tech University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 115 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 35,859 (29,237 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 36% part-time, 64% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,390 in-state; $14,410 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2008

I believe the education and experience from Texas Tech led me to pursue an excellent career. It opened many opportunities for me and I am grateful for my choice to attend Texas Tech.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2010

Professors were quick to respond to emails and registration was an easy process. Great school for completing online classes.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent university that has multiple opportunities for students
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2012

Texas Tech was a great place to go to school. It might be in the middle of nowhere, but you'll never be short of things to do or great people surrounding you. From football games to intramural sports, you'll make some of the best friends of your life.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

Great level of teaching. Very satisfied and happy to study there
1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2007

I honestly don't feel that my degree prepared me for the "real world" all that well. I also wish the career center had lived up to its name. However, The campus was fun, with lots of activities and ways to get involved.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2018

While I am still in pursuit of my degree, I have found that attending Texas Tech University as an institution has been a very pleasant experience and I firmly believe that the degree I receive will be paramount to my career. My experience probably differs from most other grad students in that I switched from the original program that I was admitted. While it is always tough to have to tell the person whom admitted you into their particular program that you want to make a change, they were very understanding of my decision. As far as my new program, they could not have been more helpful in the whole process. I am in a great spot now and would have no problem recommending Texas Tech to friends and family or sending my own kids.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2019

This is the third year of my PhD program at Texas Tech, and I am more than happy to say that I have made the right choice by coming to Texas Tech to pursue my graduate studies. Being an international student coming from a developing country, the resources in hand with respect to the modern advances is set at a mere minimum, which was the main reason that inspired me to pursue higher studies in the United States. When exploring graduate programs, I found many research work carried out at the university to be in line with my areas of interest. Among them, plant molecular biology and biotechnological research was my major area of interest and I was very happy to find a good research lab where research of that discipline is carried out. I am also very grateful for the teaching assistantship awarded by the department. Being a TA is a valuable experience which helps to develop skills, gain knowledge, and most importantly to grow as a person. Texas Tech has a lot to offer to the students and will help you to strive both academically and professionally. The atmosphere here is very friendly, where the campus community is very welcoming and always willing to help. Tech has a fairly diverse student body, and the university organizes plenty of events each semester which help graduate and international students to get involved with other students and the community. It has been a pleasant experience and quite a journey so far, and I am eagerly looking forward to the coming years at Texas Tech. The university provides a safe and secure environment and a sense of belonging making it a home away from home.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

I am enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Texas Tech University. During my time here I have received training on conducting family therapy, providing supervision for other family therapists, and have had the opportunity to participate in different types of quantitative and qualitative research.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

Carrying out graduate studies in plant molecular biology was my focus ever since I completed my BSc program in Biotechnology, primarily because my country's (Sri Lanka) economy is centered around agriculture. However, as we are still a developing nation, students studying science and technology receive neither a substantial exposure in research & development nor hands on experience in the latest technology that play a pivotal role in developing creative thinking and innovation. Thus, it was clear to me that, to pursue a career in plant molecular biology and to obtain that knowledge which I require to be on par with this ever-evolving field, I would have to study abroad. Naturally, the USA was my first choice due to its availability of the best resources and its reputation as a country that welcomes foreign students. Although I initially applied to TTU based on my GRE scores, once I read about the research interests of the faculty members of the department of biological sciences- especially my advisor, I realized that what I wanted to achieve would be possible from here. Our lab tries to find solutions to one of the most pressing questions in the world at present; improving plant productivity in the face of climate change and global warming. Several successful research carried out in our laboratory has already been published in highly reputed journals, showing theres potential to improve the plant tolerance to an array of stresses. This, along with the positive comments I heard about the friendly and helpful atmosphere of TTU, made it easier for me to decide that this was the place I wanted to be and pursue my goals in plant molecular biology research. I have always found TTU to reaching out to its students in all aspects. One of the most helpful resources that I would like to stress on is the professional and career development workshops, seminars and webinars organized by the TTU Graduate School throughout the year. These events are immensely beneficial for both graduate and undergraduate students where a vast diversity of topics are covered such as, proficiency with computer skills, workplace ethics, table etiquette, plagiarism and writing research papers. The graduate writing center is an invaluable resource for those who require tips in writing and improving their writing skills. Not only in studies, TTU also shines on the field- be in football, basketball, baseball, or athletics. As a foreign student, it was indeed a pleasure and an exciting experience to feel the sheer energy of the students and parents alike during the game days and other sports events. At TTU, sports are not just a pastime or a hobby, its a tradition and a culture. Moreover, TTU boasts of one of the biggest and well equipped sports and recreation complexes in all USA collages. The Rec Center has facilities for almost every sport as well as has a leisure swimming pool which is one of the main attractions. One of my long-term ambitions is to apply the knowledge that Ive gained to the betterment of agriculture in my country as well. Therefore, I believe that the exposure and opportunities I receive here at TTU such as working and interacting with the people who are pioneers in my research area, participating in national conferences, and most of all being actively involved in research that would probably make a huge impact in the global agricultural practices would no doubt benefit me as well as be a life changing experience. Furthermore, Im truly grateful for being selected as a TA at a leading higher education and research institute like TTU which gives me immense joy and a sense of accomplishment. I use my experiences abroad, my research work and previous teaching skills to help my students understand the experiments, as well as ignite interest in what they do. The experience Im gaining by being a TA would certainly be an invaluable stepping stone for me in a career of teaching, as I aspire to join the university academia one day, where I would be able to give back and share what Ive learnt. Therefore, it is with great pride I tell anybody that Texas Tech University is one of the best choices for pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies. The beautiful campus with breathtaking landscapes, the friendly and supportive faculty & staff, the peaceful city of Lubbock where the campus is located, splendid student housing and the student welcoming atmosphere across counties and countries are just a few of the benefits that TTU offers. And as the university slogan says, FROM HERE, ITS POSSIBLE!
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