Biotechnology Master's Program | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Biotechnology Program Overview

The 21 month Master of Science degree is offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on both the Abilene & Lubbock TTUHSC campuses. For those with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, we offer an exciting opportunity with our dual MS/MBA program, administered in cooperation with TTU. The first two semesters consist of didactic coursework and  research laboratory rotations. Then, in June of the first year, work begins full-time in an innovative laboratory setting.

We are proud to offer a competitive salary and tuition, included until graduation for those who choose a TTUHSC lab. Students can also choose internships in industry or at the TTUS Office of Research Commercialization. A wide variety of funded research opportunities are available in our friendly and collaborative environment.

What is Biotechnology?

Entrepreneurial science is the trend in both academia and within industry settings, proving the growing demand for biotechnologists. Our program prepares our students for a wealth of professional and academic options, including joining a biotech company, securing an academic or industry technical research position, working at a government agency, taking the patent bar exam, or matriculating into a Ph.D. with an advantage. By choosing biotechnology as a career, students move forward to achieve positions in research and management within the industry, as well as many other exciting and diverse professions. 

Information on our Biotechnology Program

Let us make TTUHSC your academic home for the next step in your career.

Ina Urbatch, Ph.D.

Program Director Biotechnology


Biotechnology Research Assistantship/Internship

Starting June 1st of a Biotechnology student's third semester is a paid research position. Students choose to pursue either a research assistantship in a TTUHSC faculty member's lab or an external internship. These paid positions continue until the time of a student's graduation the following Spring semester. 

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission. 

Application Information


Semester Application Open Application Deadline Campus
Fall September 1 June 1 Abilene, Lubbock

How to Apply

Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Only complete applications can be reviewed for admission. The M.S. in Biotechnology admits on a rolling admissions basis for a limited number of slot per campus each admissions cycle.

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General Contact

3601 4th Street MS 6206
Lubbock, TX


Abilene Program


Sanjay Srivastava


Student Affairs Advocate

Amalie Lopez



Lubbock Program


Ina Urbatsch

Student Affairs Advocate

Leslie Fowler

Admissions Director

Terri Lloyd