Molecular Pathology | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Master of Science in Molecular Pathology

Become a career-ready scientist with real-world clinical genetic laboratory experience in just one year.

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Amplify Diagnostics. Personalize Medicine.

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions Master of Science in Molecular Pathology (MP) program prepares students to make a difference in human genetic testing with a focus on clinical experience and practical techniques to service genetic diseases, oncology, infectious diseases and more.


The MP curriculum and skills are taught in a progressive manner, guiding students with no prior clinical or laboratory experience to success, ending with training in a clinical setting.

8-week clinical experience
39 didactic hours
You will learn a combination of the following techniques:
  • DNA and RNA Isolation
  • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Sequencing
  • RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism)
  • Electrophoresis
  • Next-generation Sequencing
  • Pyrosequencing
What To Expect
  • Traditional Classroom Work
  • State-of-the-art Student Laboratory for Learning Complex Gene-Testing Procedures
  • Clinical Experiences
  • Interprofessional Education and Opportunities

Be on the front lines of advanced patient care

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Year Program


Employment Opportunities

There is a shortage of qualified professionals available to work in this field and employment opportunities can be found in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospital molecular diagnostics laboratories
  • Reference laboratories
  • Biotechnology laboratories and sales
  • Research and development laboratories
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Public health departments
  • Crop science laboratories
  • COVID-19 testing
Oct. 1
Application Open
March 1
Application Close
Term Program Start

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree and Prerequisites

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Your Future is in Lubbock, Tx

  • 263 Annual Days of Sunshine
  • Cost of Living $21,218 (single adult, no children) *
  • Average Commute Time 15.5 Mins
  • 240,719 Population

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Phone: (806) 743-3220
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Address: 3601 4th Street, MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430

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