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Texas Tech University

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Marriage and family therapy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marriage and family therapy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

50
Applied
23
Accepted
19
Enrolled
46%

Applying

60
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
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

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 February 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 6.35%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.76%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 2
Male (11)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Medical family therapy, systemic intervention for intimate partner violence, gene-environment influences on substance use behaviors and the effect of language on substance users, the influence of technology on individuals, couples, families, systemic understanding of contemporary sexual issues within couple relationships
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
858,877

Location & Contact

Address Box 41250
Lubbock, TX  79409-1250
United States
Contact Dr. Sterling T. Shumway
Department Chair
Email: sterling.shumway@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-3060
Fax: 806-742-0053

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