Texas Tech University
Dept. of History
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013
World (Latin America; Asia; Africa; Middle East); Europe; and United States
The Department of History at Texas Tech is a vibrant community of scholars with expertise in a wide range of fields. We approach the past from a variety of perspectives and conduct research in archives, libraries, and other venues in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. We have a strong undergraduate program and at the graduate level we offer both MA and PhD degrees.
Recent MAs have entered PhD programs at Ohio State U., Temple U., Tulane U., U. of California-Berkeley, U. of Florida, U. of London, U. of Kansas, U. of Minnesota, U. of Mississippi, U. of Oklahoma, U. of Tennessee, U. of Texas, and William and Mary U.
Recent PhDs have secured full-time positions at such institutions as the Community College of Southern Nevada, Georgia State U., Midland College, McMurray U., Panhandle State U., Prairie View A&M U., South Plains College, Southwestern Oklahoma State U., Stephen F. Austin State U., U. of Houston-Downtown, U. South Carolina-Lancaster, and U of Texas-Permian Basin.
Special Programs or Resources
In cooperation with the Museum Science Department, graduate students in History may include courses in museum science in the their programs or work toward an MA degree in museum science with an emphasis in history.
Students may also concentrate in archival administration in cooperation with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections library, which boasts archival resources in Turkish Oral History, the History of the Southwest Region, Music History, and a rare book collection of more than 38,000 volumes.
Additionally, students can utilize the tremendous resources of the Vietnam Archive. Created in 1989, the Vietnam Archive has millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, Southeast Asia, and the United States.
See the web page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/historydepartment/Academics/graduate/financialaid.php.
The doctoral program requires 60 hours (beyond the BA degree) plus 12 hours of Dissertation Credit. Thirty of these 60 hours must be taken at Texas Tech U. The hours completed for the MA degree may satisfy the requirements for the doctorate, provided the MA and PhD projects are related. For additional details, see the web page at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/historydepartment/Academics/graduate/The%20Doctor%20of%20Philosophy.php.
Information from Department of Education
(Includes information on the size, location, and general characteristics of faculty and student body)
Information from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
(Includes rating of the institution's rating of the graduate instructional program and size and setting)
Full-time Faculty: 27
Relative Size based on Number of Full-time Faculty: Medium [Explain]
Student Demographics (Fall 2011):
Number of Doctoral Students in Program: 48
New Doctoral Students Entering Program: 4
Proportion of Doctoral Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Number of Graduate Students Enrolled: 48
Relative Size Based on Graduate Student Enrollment: Small [Explain]
First PhD conferred: 1954
History PhDs conferred to Date: 159
Number of PhDs Conferred (2011–12): 3
Relative Size Based on PhDs Conferred: Medium [Explain]
Last Updated: October 19, 2012