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."

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Electronic transcripts are preferred and should be sent to Hard copies of official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution. Please send all hard copies of official transcripts to the following address:

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

    Foreign Transcripts: International applicants who have taken any courses outside of the U.S. must have a foreign transcript evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation agency. We do not madate evaluations come from a certain company; however, they must be a course by course evaluation.

    Foreign transcript evaluations must be official, coming directly from the evaluation agency.

    If multiple Institutions outside of the U.S. have been attended; the evaluation must include all institutions attended.

    Foreign transcript evaluations should be submitted to:

    TTUHSC School of Health Professions
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  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 Clinical Laboratory Science Program with a national certification in clinical 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. Prerequsitie 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

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.

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