CLS Online Admissions Information

The CLS 2nd Degree and CLS Certificate programs begins in August of each year. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    SHP application information can be accessed through this website. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email health.professions@ttuhsc.edu.

  2. Application Fee

    The TTUHSC Application Fee can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  4. Bachelor's Degree

    A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite courses listed in Section 6.

  5. Minimum GPA

    A minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A minimum science prerequisite GPA of a 2.5 is also required.

  6. Prerequisite Coursework

    All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation. Applicants who have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application may be at an advantage during the admissions process. Courses must be completed with a "C" or above to be considered for prerequisite credit.

    CLS Second Degree Prerequisites

    Science Prerequisites
    Course 28 Credit Hours
    General Chemistry I with lab 4 hours
    General Chemistry II with lab 4 hours
    Biology I or A&P I with lab 4 hours
    Biology II or A&P II with lab 4 hours
    Microbiology with lab 4 hours
    Genetics or science elective 4 hours
    Intro to Organic or Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 hours
    Math Prerequisites
    Course 3 Credit Hours
    Statistics 3 hours

    Note: CLS 2nd Degree applicants must have a Bachelor's degree to include the Texas Common Core completion. Recommended Courses: Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology and upper division Microbiology.

  7. CLS Second Degree Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree

    Texas Common Core Requirements: 42 hours

    The Texas Common Core course requirements can be found at this website.

    Science Prerequisite Courses: 31 hours Note: These hours may be included as part of your Texas Common Core.


    CLS Certificate Prerequisites

    Science Prerequisites
    Course 28 Credit Hours
    General Chemistry I with lab 4 hours
    General Chemistry II with lab 4 hours
    Biology I or A&P I with lab 4 hours
    Biology II or A&P II with lab 4 hours
    Microbiology with lab 4 hours
    Genetics or science elective 4 hours
    Intro to Organic or Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 hours
    Math Prerequisites
    Course 3 Credit Hours
    Statistics 3 hours

    Note: CLS certicate applicants must have a Bachelor's degree. Recommended Courses: Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology and upper division Microbiology.

  8. CLS Certificate Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree
    Science Prerequisite Courses: 31 hours

  9. International Applicants

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.
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