Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Admissions and General School Information

At Texas Tech University in Lubbock, possible degree fields include the arts, law, the liberal arts and engineering. Students can earn bachelor's, master's, doctoral degrees or professional degrees like an M.B.A., M.D. or J.D.

About Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is the Texas Tech University system flagship institution. Texas Tech University hass accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is the sixth-largest university in Texas, serving over 30,000 students.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Texas Tech University accepts incoming freshmen and qualified transfer students. Interested students are required to take either the SAT or ACT for admission. Students are also required to pay an application fee.

Texas Tech University Academic Departments

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

One of the university's first colleges, the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources was created in 1925. Students can choose from 14 bachelor's degrees, such as agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. Graduate students can earn master's and doctoral degrees in agricultural education and landscape architecture.

Whitacre College of Engineering

Created in 1925, the Whitacre College of Engineering serves more than 4500 students. Engineering students can earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in areas, such as mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. The College of Engineering is the only institution in the world to offer a Doctor of Philosophy in Wind Science and Engineering.

College of Visual & Performing Arts

One of Texas Tech's newest colleges, the College of Visual and Performing Arts opened in 2004. Undergraduate students can earn bachelor's degrees in art history, dance and theater arts. Musically gifted students can pursue graduate degrees in composition, performance or theory.

College of Mass Communications

Created in a 2004 restructuring plan, the College of Mass Communications offers bachelor's degrees in advertising, journalism and public relations. The college also has graduate degrees in broadcast journalism, photocommunications and electronic media and communications. The college serves over 3200 students. Popular majors include public relations, advertising and radio and television.

College of Arts & Sciences

More than 9200 students are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, making it the largest college at Texas Tech. Popular majors among undergraduates include psychology, political science and psychology. Graduate students can pursue degrees in applied physics, chemistry and zoology.

College of Architecture

Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Texas Tech's architecture program was established in 1927. The College of Architecture offers a number of dual-degree programs in conjunction with other university colleges, such as the Bachelor of Science in Architecture/ Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The college also has graduate programs, such as the Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture.

College of Human Sciences

One of Texas Tech's four original colleges, the College of Human Sciences serves nearly 6,000 students. The college offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nutritional sciences and environmental design. Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor's degree in a number of areas, such as retailing, early childhood and personal financial planning.

Rawls College of Business Administration

With over 8,000 students enrolled, the Rawls College of Business Administration offers degrees in subjects, such as accounting, information systems and marketing. Popular majors among undergraduates include finance, marketing and accounting. The college holds an accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

College of Education

The College of Education is one of Texas Tech's oldest colleges. Students can earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in bilingual education, special education and instructional technology. Graduate students can earn master's degrees in subjects, such as higher education, educational psychology and elementary education.

Contact Information

  • Address: Texas Tech University Office of Admissions Box 45005, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
  • Phone Number: (806) 742-2011