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Important Announcements

A New Vision for TTUHSC

In a message to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) community, President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., unveiled the university’s new vision, which seeks to unite faculty, staff and students across campuses with a common goal to transform health care through innovation and collaboration.

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Message from
Dean Schneider

Attending graduate school is an exciting and challenging event in a scientist's life. Graduate students see their knowledge, skills, and professionalism expanded in directions that they would never imagine. Here at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we take pride in our students and the preparation they receive for careers.

Our school awarded its first master of science degree in 1975, and its first doctoral degree in 1978. Today we offer programs leading to M.S., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. Each year, we welcome students from around the world. In the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, we are educating the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals in a dynamic, diverse, and productive research environment that fosters creativity and discovery.

The students and faculty in the Graduate School are a small, close-knit community. But there is nothing small about the questions we are asking and the advancements we are making in biomedical science. I hope that you have an opportunity to visit our campus and talk with our faculty about your area of interest and career options.

Brandt Schneider, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 

Vision

To create a collaborative and innovative academic environment that inspires and lays the foundation for new generations of biomedical scientists to realize their potential, commit to success and make discoveries that have major impact on treatment of diseases worldwide.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will be recognized nationally as a top-ranked health sciences university.

Mission

The Mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is to improve the health of people by providing educational opportunities for students and health care professionals, advancing knowledge through scholarship and research, and providing patient care and service.

In support of the institutional mission, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences strives to provide superior graduate education as well as leadership in increasing knowledge and understanding through scholarship and research. The mission of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to educate the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals in a dynamic and productive research environment that fosters creativity and discovery.

In order to accomplish the mission, the faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are committed to:

  • providing the larger academic community, as well as future employers, with graduates who are highly competent, independent, ethical researchers and teachers
  • demonstrating in all pursuits honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and commitment to academic freedom
  • ensuring that GSBS faculty, staff and students are supported in their efforts with state-of-the-art resources, facilities, and training opportunities
  • serving as leaders in the community for the advancement of knowledge related to the basic biomedical and related health sciences
  • ensuring an environment that values a diversity of people and ideas