Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Applicants interested in the concentration of Cell and Molecular Biology OR Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics should contact Jan.email@example.com prior to the beginning of the application process.
Prior to Applying, review our:
Programs, Application Deadlines and Special Instructions Site (click here)
Below are some links that may be useful in your application process.
Admissions Policy - lists all documents required to complete an application. It is highly recommended that all applicants review the policy in our handbook prior to starting the application process.
Graduate applicants may communicate with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences admissions office through email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The admission process for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is more than just an application. To ensure that applicants can succeed in a graduate program, an applicant’s personal qualities, work experience, and ability to work with different ideas and personalities within a program are also important admission factors.
Admission to any graduate degree program is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences upon the recommendation of the GSBS Admissions Committee and/or the program faculty.
Some helpful suggestions for completing the application process are listed below.
- When applying through the TTUHSC Online Admissions Application Wizard System (Merlin), select Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences application, major, and term.
- Applicants may check the status of their documents on the web through Merlin. All documents must be received by the application deadline date.
- Applications must be completed and SUBMITTED by application closing date. Only submitted applications with all required support documents can be considered for admission.
- Your application is not submitted until you see "PACKET SUBMITTED" with a large green checkmark to the right.
- The pharmaceutical sciences program is a separate program from the pharmacology and neuroscience. DO NOT apply to the School of Pharmacy for the pharmaceutical sciences program.
- A non-refundable processing fee of $45 is required for all applicants. The processing fee can be paid on-line by credit card, or by mailing a money order, a cashier's check, a traveler's check, or a US postal money order made payable to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Applications for graduate programs will NOT be considered unless accompanied by the processing fee.
- International applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree equivalent to a 4-year US bachelor's degree from an institution recognized by their government ministry as a degree-granting institution.
Request a course-by-course transcript evaluation of all international transcripts. DO NOT send international transcripts or marksheets to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
- A list of transcript services can be found at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/Merlin/help/faq.aspx.
- Applicants currently enrolled in coursework at the time of application must submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation of all completed study. Consideration may then be given for provisional admission upon the condition that a final course-by-course transcript evaluation is provided prior to enrollment. Applicants must submit at least six semesters of coursework to be eligible for admission consideration. Applicants must have been in good standing in all schools attended at final matriculation.
- An international applicant must provide official transcripts from attendance at any US university.
All international applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) and have an official score report sent to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from the testing service. Faxes and photocopies of scores are not accepted. The Institute Code for GSBS is 6851. Score reports must not be more than two years old.
- The language requirement is waived for international applicants who complete a degree from an accredited U.S. university or for those who are a citizen of a country whose native language is English.
- Applicants must mail the Financial Statement form provided with the online application.
- A bank statement is required for documenting financial support for at least the first year of school. Faxes and photocopies are not accepted.
- To assist in the I20 process, international applicants can provide a copy of their passport.
US APPLICANTS (including Immigrant Permanent Residents)
- Official transcripts of all previous and current college level study and showing the completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited US college or university is required.
- If you are an Immigrant Permanent Resident, you must provide a copy of the front and back of your green card, as well as an Oath of Residency if you are claiming Texas residency for tuition purposes.
- Submit an on-line application prior to the application closing date.
- Pay the non refundable $45 application fee for each application submitted.
- Submit an Oath of Residency form provided through the on-line application.,
- Submit a written essay through the on-line application, stating your reasons for applying to your chosen program.
- Two letters of reference using the form provided with the on-line application OR by written letter from your references. Email and faxed copies are discouraged.
Immunization form provided through the on-line application or submission of immunization record or physician's letter. Immunization documentation must be provided in the application process.
- All applicants are required to show proof of two (2) immunizations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Students who have had two (2) MMR immunizations must submit written proof of adequate immunization.
- Due to an increased incident of Tuberculosis (TB), international applicants should be tested for this very communicable disease. If you have had a TB test within the last year, provide documentation of the test results.
Official GRE Score Reports are required. Score reports or additional information about GRE must be sent directly from the Education Testing Service, www.gre.org. Photocopies of GRE scores are not accepted.
- The Institute Code for GSBS is 6851.
- Scores must not be more than 5 years old.
Please send all required documents to:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Office of the Registrar - <Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences>
3601 4th MS 8310 Lubbock, TX 79430-8310
All applicants should allow ample time for required support documents to be received and added to the application file. Only submitted applications along with all required support documents can be considered for admissions.