Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the educational coordinator for the program/concentration
of interest prior to beginning the application process. http://www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs/faculty/advisors.aspx
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
Tuition & Fees
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.
- APPLY ONLINE
- For the Biomedical Sciences MS and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs please follow
this link to the Online Admissions Application System (Merlin), select Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences application, major, and term.
- For the Biotechnology, Master of Public Health, and Public Health Certificate programs
please follow this link to the Bioraider.com online admissions application.
- 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.
- Please note:
- The Pharmaceutical Sciences program is a separate program from the Biomedical Sciences
concentration in 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 online 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.
- Applicants listed on the attendance roster at any of these events (ABRCMS, SACNAS,
HACU, NCUR, ERN), McNair Scholars, attendees at the annual GSBS Recruiting Dinner,
attendees of Grad Fairs who spoke to a GSBS representative and provided contact information
to the representative, at the discretion of the Senior Associate Dean, participants
in our summer internship programs ABRI or SABR, as well as Texas Tech University and
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center staff (excluding faculty) are eligible
for an application fee waiver. Please email email@example.com for more information.
- INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
- International applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree equivalent to a 4-year
US bachelor's degree, typically requiring at least 120 US equivalent credit hours, 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
- 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
- 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.
- Minimum acceptable scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are
213 on the computer-based test, 79 on the internet-based test, and 550 on the paper
test. The minimum acceptable International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)
score is 6.5.
- Bank Statement and Sponsor Financial Statement: International F1 applicants are required
to submit a bank statement from an account(s) belonging to the applicant and/or applicant
sponsor showing a minimum of $32,572 (for all programs except Public Health) or $32,836
(Public Health) in USD or equivalent available balance, which is the estimated amount
for one year of tuition/fees and living expenses. If the applicant has a sponsor,
we also require a financial statement letter from the sponsor stating their intent
to financially support the applicant. Documents may be uploaded as a supplemental
item to the application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- International students in a degree-seeking program are required to have an F1 visa.
Interested students with a visa status other than F1 should contact email@example.com prior to submitting an application regarding an exception to this policy. Most employment
visas require course work to be incidental to employment and such visas are generally
not acceptable for most of our degree programs. Prospective students who are considering
a visa change are encouraged to seek the advice of an immigration attorney with any
- 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.
- ALL APPLICANTS
- Submit an online 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 online application, stating your reasons for applying
to your chosen program.
- Two letters of reference are required. Applicants must submit both the recommendation
form and a written letter. Letters and forms should be submitted through the Merlin application
system or mailed to the address listed at the bottom of this page, Emailed reference
letters and forms may be accepted if sent from the author's institutional or work
email address to firstname.lastname@example.org . Reference letters and forms submitted by the applicant are not acceptable unless
the original hard copy letter and form is submitted in a sealed envelope.
- Immunization form provided through the online application with a copy of immunizations
record or physician's letter. Immunization documentation must be provided prior to
- All applicants are required to show proof of: two (2) immunizations for varicella
(chicken pox), measles, mumps and rubella; 2-step tuberculosis skin test; hepatitis
B-series; Tetanus/diptheria (Td); Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Acellular Pertussis):
Adult (one time dose starting year 2005); Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV): Adults 22
and younger (vaccine within the last 5 years). http://www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs/documents/forms/immunization.pdf (MD/PhD students only)
- 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.
- Email email@example.com for instructions to request MCAT in lieu of GRE. GRE is required for applications
to a PhD program, with the exception of MD/PhD applications.
Please send all required documents to:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
3601 4th St. MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206
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.