Molecular Pathology Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

MP Admissions Information

The MP program begins in late May of each year. Please visit the links below for deadline information. The online applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the Molecular Pathology program must complete the TTUHSC SHP online application

  2. Application Fee

    The $75.00 application fee may be paid by credit card through the online application system. You may also pay by check or money order. Please mail your check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." The application fee is non-refundable.

  3. Official Transcripts

    Paper Transcripts:
    Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to our mailing address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street, Mail Stop 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

    Email PDF Transcripts:
    Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution or third-party processing center to

    • Applicants must submit official transcripts of college coursework from all colleges attended, utilizing one of the options above. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is separate from Texas Tech University. Do not send transcripts to Texas Tech University, as this will delay the processing of your application.
    • Please note, official transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are not required. Official transcripts from Texas Tech University are required.
    • Transcripts from any international college or university must have an official course-by-course evaluation from a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Service.
    • The applicant's responsibility is to ensure all required application materials, including updated transcripts, are submitted before the application deadline for each program.
  4. Official GRE Scores

    The GRE is not required for the MP program.

  5. Bachelor's Degree

    A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite courses listed in Section 8.

  6. Minimum GPA

    A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a prerequisite GPA of 2.75 is required to be considered for admission. Applicants must be one of the following:

    • Graduate of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science Program with a national certification in medical laboratory science
    • Graduate of an accredited university with a Bachelor's degree which includes the stated prerequisites
  7. Essay

    Applicants must complete an essay within the online application. The essay should include a self-introduction and an explanation of the applicant's interest in the Molecular Pathology program. Included should be a discussion of how the Molecular Pathology program can help the applicant reach his/her personal goals.

  8. Prerequisite Courses

    All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation. If prerequisite courses have not been completed in the last seven years, program director approval for acceptance of courses may be required.

    Prerequisite Courses
    Course Credit Hours
    College Algebra 3 hours
    General Chemistry - lab required 8 hours
    Microbiology 4 hours
    Biochemistry 3-4 hours
    Genetics 3-4 hours
    General Biology 8 hours
    Organic Chemistry 8 hours

    Note: Recommended Courses: Cell Biology and Anatomy & Physiology

  9. International Applicants

    If you are not a citizen/permanent resident of the United States, please refer to our International Applicants webpage for the additional requirements needed for your application.

  10. Technical Standards

    The ability to meet these Technical Standards is required for admission to the MP program and must be maintained throughout the terms a student is enrolled in the program.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the professional program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who meet the above listed requirements and are deemed competitive candidates for admission will be invited to TTUHSC for an interview. The admissions committee selects the most qualified applicants for admission by considering the following: cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, interview scores, student essay, and other factors.


Admission interviews are granted by the MP admissions committee by invitation only. Applicants are selected for on-campus interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting documents.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Proof of ASCP Certification (if applicable) in MLS degree

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at