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Texas Tech University

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Lubbock , TX

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Texas Tech University

Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Animal and Food Sciences is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Food science
Master of Science (MS) Animal science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 9

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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
28
Accepted
22
Enrolled
62%

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
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
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

87
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.34%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.15%
Unknown 1.15%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 2
Male (18)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nutrition, welfare and behavior, physiology and reproduction, muscle and meat biology, food safety, food security, companion animal, health and well-being
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,150,014

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 42141
Lubbock, TX  79409-2141
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Orth
Department Chair and Professor
Email: michael.orth@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-5653
Fax: 806-742-0898

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