Texas Tech to Host Graduate School Expo

The event takes place April 6, and allows students to get a preview of the grad school's offerings.

Graduate students present their research posters at the annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition.

Graduate students present their research posters at the annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition.

The Graduate School at Texas Tech University is hosting its first Red Raider Graduate Expo April 6 across the Texas Tech Campus.

“We are hard at work to make the graduate experience at Texas Tech the richest that it can be, and to provide opportunities that we hope will make a real difference in students’ quality of life,” said Interim Dean Dominick Casadonte.

The Texas Tech Graduate School offers 103 master’s programs and 59 doctoral programs within 65 specialized research centers and institutes. Texas Tech was elevated to National Research University status by the Texas State Legislature in 2012 and offers teaching and research opportunities to its graduate students.

The Red Raider Expo will allow potential students to get an in-depth preview of the offerings available at the Texas Tech Graduate School. Representatives from the nine colleges as well as Graduate School Admissions, University Housing, Hospitality, International Affairs, Student Health, Human Resources, the Graduate Student Association and other student academic service groups will be present.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m.-Check-in is in the Student Union Building (SUB) near the food court
  • 9 a.m.-Welcome from university president and dean of graduate school at Allen Theatre in the SUB
  • 10 a.m.-Campus tour
  • 11 a.m.-Academic tour and information session
  • 12:30 p.m.-Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.-Resource fair
  • 2 p.m.-Optional tours, options include the Library, Housing, Wellness Center, Recreational Center
  • (Note: All afternoon events will be held in the Matador Room on the second floor of the SUB.)

Scholarships, grants and fellowships are currently available for the fall 2013 semester. Forbes magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges recently ranked Texas Tech among the best buys in American higher education.

“Whether you are pursuing an MBA degree, working on advancing quantum dynamics or solving the global energy problem, we believe that at Texas Tech you will find a home to do your best work,” said Interim President Lawrence Schovanec and Casadonte in a joint statement.

To register for the expo or to obtain more information about the Graduate School, visit http://www.ttu.edu/gradexpo or email Shannon Samson at shannon.samson@ttu.edu.

Graduate School

The Graduate School at Texas Tech University offers unlimited opportunity for advancement with more than 160 different masters and doctoral degree programs complemented by interdisciplinary programs from 50 specialized centers and institutes.

More than 5,300 graduate and professional students are currently enrolled in the Graduate School.

From toxic waste research to archaeology, from land-use programs to nationally known laser fingerprint detection studies, the Graduate School offers unlimited opportunity for aspiring scholars.