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Texas Tech University

Department of Political Science

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Political Science is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
24
Accepted
15
Enrolled
63%

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
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of reference

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.96%
Black or African American 11.94%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.99%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 4
Male (22)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: State politics, American institutions and behavior, Asian politics, international and comparative political relations and economics, public administration and organizations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
15,300

Location & Contact

Address Box 41015
Lubbock, TX  79409-1015
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy Nokken
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
Email: timothy.nokken@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-2988
Fax: 806-742-0850

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