This unique, innovative, and first-of-its kind joint program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2000 with the induction of 20 mid-career professionals from Texas. The second induction in 2004 was 14 mid-career professionals from 5 states: Arizona, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, and Texas. Graduates are in a variety of instructional, supervisory, and administrative positions across the education and training professions. We are now completing students from the fourth cohort.
The joint faculty is a team of 32 faculty members who hold their original academic appointment at Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. Each faculty member brings expertise and experience that will enhance your academic and professional career.
The program utilizes a variety of delivery methods with primary tools utilizing eCampus (a virtual learning environment used to access course material), WebMeeting (an internet discussion software), Skype, and occasionally Interactive Video Conferencing (ITV). During the first two years of the program, students will have at least two courses each semester commonly delivered asynchronous with the possibility of live sessions scheduled to supplement the course. In addition to courses, the cohort will work together on a regular basis including face-to-face meetings at campus and professional locations.
Admission reviews take place every two years. Admission for Fall 2015 is now closed. The next cohort review process will open again January 2, 2017, for Fall 2017 admission. We will start reviewing applications April 1, 2017. In order for you to prepare for this experience and complete this degree program, both institutions have outlined program expectations. Applicants will be expected to make adjustments in their lives to fulfill the requirements for this program. View current D@D brochure (interactive).
Interested individuals must have the hardware and software skill set as well as access to the appropriate technology including a high speed Internet connection to complete the degree. Individuals should have a camera and microphone (built-in or plug-in) for Skype and video conferencing purposes. An applicant’s ability to connect to the program’s various technology systems will be tested prior to granting final admission to the program. Securing the state-of-the-art distance education connections is the responsibility of the student.
Costs continue to change. The tuition and fee costs are approximately $595 per semester hour (approximately $1785 per three credit hour) for Texas residents and approximately $975 per credit hour (approximately $2750 per three credit hour) for non-resident students. Please note these fees are only an estimate and are subject to change based on university policy. For more accurate amounts, you must contact each institutions financial services.
The goal of the joint graduate faculty is to provide access to a high quality doctoral degree using eLearning technologies at an affordable cost. Additional expenses are incurred for educational materials, access to broadband Internet connections, and necessary travel. Financial aid information is available at Texas Financial Aid Information Center. All costs are in US dollars.
|Texas A&M University
Graduate Program Coordinator
2116 TAMU, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843-2116
|Texas Tech University
Dr. Scott Burris
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Lubbock, TX 79409-2131