Graduate Medical Sciences
The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Graduate Medical Sciences track), located on the Lubbock campus, is a 2-year non-thesis Master of Science degree offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. It is designed for students whose goal is a teaching career in the anatomical sciences, or who need additional preparation for medical school. Students take courses in the anatomical and physiological sciences with the first year medical students and in modern instructional methods and design, and will participate in the teaching mission of the medical school as teaching assistants.
Year 1, Fall
GGMS 5001 Gross Anatomy
GGMS 5002 Biology of Cells and Tissues
Total Credit Hours: 11
Year 1, Spring
GGMS 5003 Systems Physiology
GGMS 5110 Surgical Gross Anatomy or GGMS 5006 Advanced Dissection Skills
Total Credit Hours: 10 or 12
Year 2, Fall
GGMS 5004 Advanced Training in Anatomy Education
GGMS 5005 Advanced Training in Biochemistry & Histology Education
GGMS 7000 Research (Begin Project)
Total Credit Hours: 9
Year 2, Spring
GGMS 5008 Advanced Training in Physiology Education
GGMS 5310 Educational Project in Biomedical Sciences
GGMS 5099 Topics: "Pedagogical Concepts in Medical Education"
GGMS 7000 Research (Complete Project)
GSBS 5101 Responsible Conduct of Research
Total Credit Hours: 10
GGMS 5007 Advanced Ultrasound Skills
GGMS 5115 Intro to Functional Neuroanatomy
GGMS 5120 How People Learn
GSBS 5099 Topics in Biomedical Sciences
"Advanced Training in Clinical Skills"
Current tuition costs can be seen at the links below or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867 for detailed fee information, including out-of-state tuition.
Due to the intensity of the Graduate Medical Sciences program, it is strongly recommended that students do not seek employment for the duration of enrollment in the program.
As part of the Graduate Medical Sciences program, students design and carry out a medical education project under the director of a Graduate Medical Sciences faculty mentor. The projects are designed according to the needs of the School of Medicine curriculum and the student's interests. Projects are presented during the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences annual Student Research Week and again at the end of the second year. Examples of past projects include: self-directed learning units, interprofessional education workshops, or creating additional educational materials for the curriculum.
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.
- Students may have a Bachelor's degree in any field but must include typical science courses (Chemistry, Biology, Zoology/Animal Science, etc.). A strong science background is encouraged. This program will not fulfill undergraduate medical school prerequisites.
- Prior to admission, applicants must have completed the School of Medicine pre-requisite
courses, including Biochemistry.
Course Hours General Biology or Zoology 6 Biology Labs 2 Upper Division Biology* 6 General Chemistry* 6 General Chemistry Labs 2 Organic Chemistry 6 Organic Chemistry Labs 2 Physics 6 Physics Labs 2 Biochemistry* 3 Statistics 3 Total 44
- Average GPA of students offered admission is 3.5
- Average MCAT of students offered admission is 504.
- Average GRE of students offered admission is 314.
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How to Apply
Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission. The program only reviews complete applications after the application deadline.
A complete application is comprised of the following:
- A completely submitted application on BioRaider.com , which includes an Essay/Personal Statement
- At least 2 letters of reference written within the year of application
*It is strongly recommended at least one letter be from a faculty member that knows the applicant well.*
- A GRE or MCAT score taken within the past 5 years
- Paid Application Fee
- Official College Transcripts for all institutions attended
The program requires a valid GRE score within the last 5 years. GRE scores can be
submitted using the ETS Institution Code 6851.
Students may request that MCAT scores be submitted in lieu of GRE scores, and such waiver requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Waivers should include the applicant's AAMC ID and Verification Code.The Verification Code is on the MCAT display score report, and comprises four sets of numbers and letters. For example: ABCD-EFGH-IJKL-MNOP.
- We require official transcripts from all U.S.institutions attended, including those institutions for which you received transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree.
- Electronic official transcripts from U.S. institutions are preferred and should be sent to: email@example.com.
- Do NOT send international transcripts and/or mark sheets. See below for transcript evaluation requirement.
- Hard copy official transcripts should be mailed to:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
3601 4th St. MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206
The Graduate Medical Sciences is a very competitive program with a rigorous application
process. After the application deadline is reached, complete and only complete applications
are processed and sent to the admissions committee for review and ranking.
After the initial review process, the top ranked applicants (usually around 35) are invited to come in for an interview. Once interviews are completed, interviewed applicants are re-ranked by the admissions committee and the top 10-12 applicants are offered admission into the program.
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