The Graduate School of Texas Tech encourages interdisciplinary study and research, believing that the nation’s complex society and the world’s rich cultural heritage can be understood best from the perspective of many academic disciplines. Few settings offer a better opportunity for such study than the university with its graduate programs, libraries, laboratories, and diversely trained faculty. Although academic specialization is the common pattern in such an environment, the Graduate School is committed to building bridges and facilitating movement across the disciplines for those who are interested. As a result, opportunities for interdisciplinary work have increased through the years as a testimony to the university’s commitment to academic diversity.
Several formal interdisciplinary options appear on the following pages. However, students should be aware of innumerable informal options that exist because the programs have been designed by individual students in conjunction with their advisors for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree programs. Such flexibility in custom-designing programs affords maximum adaptability for the rapidly changing global marketplace.
In addition to the graduate programs listed in this section, the following interdisciplinary programs are discussed in other sections related to the college or department responsible for administering each program: Comparative Literature; Ethnic Studies; Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design; Latin American and Iberian Studies; Multidisciplinary Science; and Public Administration.
Program Offerings & Graduate Course Descriptions
ProgramsIntra-institutional Dual DegreeMaster’sDoctoral
CoursesBTEC - Biotechnology (Graduate Courses)HMGT - Heritage Management (Graduate Courses)INTS - Integrative Studies (Graduate Courses)IS - Interdisciplinary Studies (Graduate Courses)MUSM - Museum Science (Graduate Courses)WE - Wind Energy (Graduate Courses)