Graduate Program in Business Administration
Admission to graduate degree programs offered through the Rawls College of Business is based on undergraduate grade point average, test scores (e.g., GMAT), and individual profile. No thesis is required in any of the master’s degree programs. As part of the comprehensive evaluation process for graduation, a master’s student must successfully complete one of the following as approved by their specific area of concentration: a final comprehensive examination, a capstone course, or a project. These requirements must be completed with a grade of B or better in one of the last two semesters preceding graduation. Students may be directed to enroll in a specific section. Non-business students may not take more than 12 hours of BA courses.
The college requires that master’s program students maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Doctoral students must maintain at least a 3.2 average. A student’s GPA is computed from all graduate courses. Students falling below these averages will be subject to probationary action. To graduate, master’s students must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
The Rawls College of Business building is designed with forward-thinking technology that includes printing kiosks, breakout rooms with technology consoles and high definition monitors, classrooms with internet access, internet and power tables, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Access to a computer is required for many assignments; students are required to provide their own device for accessing the internet and printing kiosks when necessary.
Program Offerings & Course Descriptions
ProgramsIntra-institutional Dual Degree
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Architecture, M.Arch.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Biotechnology, M.S. or Biomedical Science, Ph.D.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Environmental Toxicology, M.S.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / J.D.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / M.D.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Other Master’s
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Personal Financial Planning, M.S.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Pharm.D.
- Business Administration, M.B.A. / Romance Languages, M.A.
- Business Administration, M.S. / Other Master’s
- Business Administration, M.S. / Personal Financial Planning, M.S.
- Business Administration, M.S.A. / J.D.
The director of each certificate, in consultation with the director of graduate studies, will develop and specify a program of study appropriate for each student. If students decide to pursue studies beyond the certificate level, course credit earned toward the certificate can be considered toward a graduate degree.
Graduate certificates are intended to meet the supplemental post-baccalaureate education needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter. The set of courses provides a coherent knowledge base.
A student applying for a graduate certificate program will be admitted with a “GCRT” designation. Some certificate programs require the GRE or GMAT, and some do not. To take any graduate course, all prerequisite courses (including undergraduate courses) must be taken and necessary background obtained before attempting the course. A student will be required to have a baccalaureate degree to start a graduate certificate program. There is only one exception to having a baccalaureate degree. If an undergraduate student from Texas Tech University has a 3.0 GPA or better and is within 12 hours of completion of a baccalaureate degree, the student may start taking graduate courses toward a graduate certificate. The student must have a baccalaureate degree to receive a graduate certificate.
Graduate credits earned while the student is enrolled in a graduate certificate program may not be applied toward a graduate degree unless the student completes the GRE or GMA T and enrolls as a fully accredited graduate student. After taking the GRE or GMA T and fulfilling all other admission requirements, a student may use the courses taken for a graduate certificate degree if the courses fulfill the requirements of the program of study for the degree.
Graduate students may pursue a graduate certificate that is outside their graduate program of study. No more than one transfer course (if approved by the advisor of the graduate certificate program and the Graduate School) will be allowed for a graduate certificate program. If a graduate student is in good standing and dropping out of the graduate program, the student may receive a graduate certificate if the necessary courses have been taken. To receive a graduate certificate, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. No grade lower than a C will be accepted.
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