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Texas Tech University, Department of English Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091 806-742-2501

Application for a Ph.D. Degree Program
Please check the program for which you are applying:
Ph.D. in English* Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

*Specialization: British Literature and American Literature Comparative Literature
Creative Writing Rhetoric and Composition Linguistics
Comparative literature specialists must be able to complete graduate courses in Spanish, French, or German.
Admission to the creative writing specialization requires approval of the creative writing faculty.

1. Name
last first middle social security number

2. E-mail address Phone

3. Address
no., street city state zip citizenship

4. Date you want to begin study (semester and year)

5. Names of persons who will submit letters of reference. These persons should address your ability to
complete graduate work in English and, if possible, your qualifications for teaching. Please ask these
persons to send their letters to the Director of Graduate Studies in English.

Name Address

(1)

(2)

(3)

Optional waiver
I waive my right to examine letters of reference regarding my admittance to Texas Tech University's
graduate program and/or consideration for financial support. If I waive this right, I understand that
such letters may not be released to me at a later date without the express permission of those who
wrote them. I further understand that if I do not agree to the confidentiality of letters of reference, this
will not in itself disqualify me from consideration for admittance or for financial support.

Yes No
signature

6. Do you wish to apply for a part-time instructorship? Yes No
International students who wish to be considered for teaching appointments must send an audiotape of
their spoken English (approximately five minutes, combining some reading with spontaneous speech).

7. Have you taken the GRE test? Yes No If no, planned test date
If yes, date: Scores: Verbal Quantitative Analytical

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8. Academic degrees received or expected:
Degree Awarded or
College or University Dates of Attendance Expected and Date Major Field

9. Recent or relevant employment:
Employer Location Dates Work Performed

10. Teaching experience, if any:
School Location Dates Subject, Level

11. Honors you have received such as scholarships, fellowships, election to honor societies, etc. (attach a
separate sheet if necessary):

12. Special abilities, such as fluency in a foreign language, computer skills, professional training, or tutoring:

13. Do you plan to be a full-time student in the university? Yes No

If not, please explain:

Attachments

1. Statement of 500-1000 words. In this statement, please indicate the reasons for your interest in
graduate study and explain your career objectives. Define your research interests if you can. You
may include other information that would be helpful to those considering your application.
2. Writing sample. The writing sample of approximately ten pages should reflect the type of writing
you expect to do in graduate study. Most doctoral students (English or Technical Communication and
Rhetoric) should submit a graduate course paper or part of a thesis that demonstrates analytical
writing and research. Creative writing specialists should submit a short story or poetry collection.
Please return this form with attachments to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3091.

http://english.ttu.edu Feb. 2000
Texas Tech University, Department of English Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091 806-742-2501

Application for a Ph.D. Degree Program
Please check the program for which you are applying:
Ph.D. in English* Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

*Specialization: British Literature and American Literature Comparative Literature
Creative Writing Rhetoric and Composition Linguistics
Comparative literature specialists must be able to complete graduate courses in Spanish, French, or German.
Admission to the creative writing specialization requires approval of the creative writing faculty.

1. Name
last first middle social security number

2. E-mail address Phone

3. Address
no., street city state zip citizenship

4. Date you want to begin study (semester and year)

5. Names of persons who will submit letters of reference. These persons should address your ability to
complete graduate work in English and, if possible, your qualifications for teaching. Please ask these
persons to send their letters to the Director of Graduate Studies in English.

Name Address

(1)

(2)

(3)

Optional waiver
I waive my right to examine letters of reference regarding my admittance to Texas Tech University's
graduate program and/or consideration for financial support. If I waive this right, I understand that
such letters may not be released to me at a later date without the express permission of those who
wrote them. I further understand that if I do not agree to the confidentiality of letters of reference, this
will not in itself disqualify me from consideration for admittance or for financial support.

Yes No
signature

6. Do you wish to apply for a part-time instructorship? Yes No
International students who wish to be considered for teaching appointments must send an audiotape of
their spoken English (approximately five minutes, combining some reading with spontaneous speech).

7. Have you taken the GRE test? Yes No If no, planned test date
If yes, date: Scores: Verbal Quantitative Analytical

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8. Academic degrees received or expected:
Degree Awarded or
College or University Dates of Attendance Expected and Date Major Field

9. Recent or relevant employment:
Employer Location Dates Work Performed

10. Teaching experience, if any:
School Location Dates Subject, Level

11. Honors you have received such as scholarships, fellowships, election to honor societies, etc. (attach a
separate sheet if necessary):

12. Special abilities, such as fluency in a foreign language, computer skills, professional training, or tutoring:

13. Do you plan to be a full-time student in the university? Yes No

If not, please explain:

Attachments

1. Statement of 500-1000 words. In this statement, please indicate the reasons for your interest in
graduate study and explain your career objectives. Define your research interests if you can. You
may include other information that would be helpful to those considering your application.
2. Writing sample. The writing sample of approximately ten pages should reflect the type of writing
you expect to do in graduate study. Most doctoral students (English or Technical Communication and
Rhetoric) should submit a graduate course paper or part of a thesis that demonstrates analytical
writing and research. Creative writing specialists should submit a short story or poetry collection.
Please return this form with attachments to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-3091.

http://english.ttu.edu Feb. 2000