West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX
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Graduate Studies at West Texas A&M University

The Graduate School at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) helps students create paths to success in scholarship and professional development. The school has 1 doctoral program and 46 master's degree programs across several disciples including hard and social sciences, humanities and human services, and business and the arts.

WTAMU offers many traditional face-to-face programs as well as several online programs. In addition, the university has several programs that do not require students to take the GMAT or GRE tests.

Online Programs at West Texas A&M University

The College of Business and College of Education and Social Sciences offers online programs that are designed for individuals who need the flexibility and convenience that these programs provide. For example, the College of Business has a 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that can be completed entirely online or in a blended (online and classroom) format.

Additionally, the College of Education and Social Sciences has several online programs including Master of Education (MEd) programs in curriculum and instruction with emphasis on reading or special education. It also offers online MEd programs in education diagnostician, educational leadership, and instructional design and technology, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Master of Science Programs

The university has several Master of Science (MS) degree programs including the MS in Engineering Technology program that offers 2 concentrations: industrial distribution and manufacturing.

The MS in Biology program consists of traditional classroom, discussion-oriented, and research courses, plus a graduate seminar each semester. Additionally, the MS in Environmental Science program prepares students for careers that protect the public from environmental dangers or help preserve crucial environmental resources.

Furthermore, the MS in Nursing program trains registered nurses who hold Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in nursing for advanced practice. It includes the family nurse practitioner track and comprehensive master's degree track.

Master of Arts Programs

West Texas A&M University also offers Master of Arts (MA) programs in a variety of fields including criminal justice and psychology.

In fact, its MA in Criminal Justice program is the only face-to-face program of its kind within 250 miles. This gives students opportunities to interact with professors and fellow students in small classroom settings and take part in research projects with law enforcement agencies.

The MA in Psychology program also has on-campus classes, but some of them have a web-based component. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, so classes are held in the evenings or on weekends.

MS or MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Students in the interdisciplinary studies program at WTAMU create individualized curricula that integrate courses from 3 complementary disciplines.

Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture

The PhD in Agriculture is the only doctoral program at WTAMU. It requires 90 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.

The program's curriculum, which includes advanced technical knowledge of agriculture, focuses on multi-disciplinarian issues in agriculture and emphasizes the systems approach to solving problems.

Student Research at WTAMU

Research is a significant part of graduate study at WTAMU because it enables students to explore interesting and important aspects of their disciplines. Students also gain in-depth knowledge about research principles, techniques, and tools.

Furthermore, they discover new knowledge and gain new skills that allow them to publish, perform, or exhibit their work.

As a dedicated supporter of student research, WTAMU provides grants to help students conduct research that promotes scholarship, enhances their educational experiences, and assists them in completing their thesis or dissertation research.

Programs with no GRE or GMAT Requirements

Programs that do not require applicants to take the GRE or GMAT include the PhD and MS in Agriculture programs, the MS in Agriculture and Animal Science program, and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art program.

Other programs include the MA in Criminal Justice program, the MEd in Educational Leadership program, the MEd in Instructional Design and Technology program, and the MA or MS in Interdisciplinary Studies programs. Furthermore, the MA in Music program, the MM in Music program, the MS in Social Work program, and the MA in Teaching program do not require GMAT or GRE scores.

Faculty at WTAMU

dedicated teachers who have diverse research interests and multi-faceted careers.

For example, Claudia D. Stuart, Instructor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, is an instructor, researcher, law enforcement consultant, and author. She has also served as a consultant on 2 documentaries about social justice and capital punishment.

In another example, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emily M. Hunt is an accomplished researcher who holds 2 patents on her work in novel nanostructured materials.

Research at West Texas A&M University

Research is central to WTAMU's mission to expand "the frontiers of knowledge." To this end, it has 13 research-related clinics, institutes, and initiatives, as well as numerous research labs.

Furthermore, the university provides a wide-variety of services to assist researchers, including Sponsored Research Services. This department helps researchers secure external funding and provides advice and administrative support during the pre- and post- award stages of research projects.

West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University opened its doors to 152 students in 1910. Today, it offers nearly 8,000 students a "supportive learning environment" that includes outstanding faculty members, diverse academic programming, and individualized attention.

The university prepares students for success in an ever-changing, global environment; encourages them to appreciate human creativity; and helps them grow intellectually, socially, and professionally.

West Texas A&M University is located in Canyon, Texas, in the southwestern region of the United States.

Location & Contact

West Texas A&M University

2501 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
United States

Graduate School

Phone: 806-651-2730
Fax: 806-651-2733
Email: graduateschool@mail.wtamu.edu

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Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1839
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1839
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    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
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    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
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