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Texas Tech University

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Chemical biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, diagnostic examination in area of specialization
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, diagnostic examination in area of specialization
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

88
Applied
29
Accepted
21
Enrolled
33%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 1st June 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, diagnostic examination in area of specialization
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, diagnostic examination in area of specialization

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

99
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.01%
Asian 2.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.01%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 0
Male (35)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Chemical biology and plant biochemistry an, theoretical and computational chemistry, mass spectrometry and spectroscopic analysis, materials and supramolecular chemistry, medicinal and natural product synthesis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,627,200

Location & Contact

Address Box 41061
Lubbock, TX  79409-1061
United States
Contact Dr. Yehia Mechref
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Department Chair, and Director of the TTU Center for Biotechnology & Genomics
Email: yehia.mechref@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-8246
Fax: 806-742-1289

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