CLS Second Degree and Certificate Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

CLS Online Admissions Information

The CLS 2nd Degree and CLS Certificate programs begins in August of each year. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Applicants are allowed to apply to more than one program; however, the prerequisite requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and Second Degree Bachelor of Science programs are different. Please review the prerequisites for each program prior to applying. Additionally, the coursework for both programs is exactly the same. If you apply to both programs, you will be considered for the program for which you meet the requirements.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the CLS Second Degree and CLS Certificate programs must complete the TTUHSC SHP online application. The application will open on November 4th.

  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 health.professions@ttuhsc.edu. 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. Bachelor's Degree

    A Bachelor's Degree is required for admission in addition to the specific prerequisite courses listed in Section 6.

  5. Minimum GPA

    A minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A minimum science prerequisite GPA of a 2.5 is also required.

  6. Prerequisite Coursework

    All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation. Applicants who have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application may be at an advantage during the admissions process. Courses must be completed with a "C" or above to be considered for prerequisite credit.

    CLS Second Degree Prerequisites

    Science Prerequisites
    Course 28 Credit Hours
    General Chemistry I with lab 4 hours
    General Chemistry II with lab 4 hours
    Biology I or A&P I with lab 4 hours
    Biology II or A&P II with lab 4 hours
    Microbiology with lab 4 hours
    Genetics or science elective 4 hours
    Intro to Organic or Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 hours
    Math Prerequisites
    Course 3 Credit Hours
    Statistics 3 hours

    Note: CLS 2nd Degree applicants must have a Bachelor's degree to include the Texas Common Core completion. Recommended Courses: Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology and upper division Microbiology.

  7. CLS Second Degree Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree

    Texas Common Core Requirements: 42 hours

    The Texas Common Core course requirements can be found at this website.

    Science Prerequisite Courses: 31 hours Note: These hours may be included as part of your Texas Common Core.


    CLS Certificate Prerequisites

    Science Prerequisites
    Course 28 Credit Hours
    General Chemistry I with lab 4 hours
    General Chemistry II with lab 4 hours
    Biology I or A&P I with lab 4 hours
    Biology II or A&P II with lab 4 hours
    Microbiology with lab 4 hours
    Genetics or science elective 4 hours
    Intro to Organic or Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 hours
    Math Prerequisites
    Course 3 Credit Hours
    Statistics 3 hours

    Note: CLS certificate applicants must have a Bachelor's degree. Recommended Courses: Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology and upper division Microbiology.

  8. CLS Certificate Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree
    Science Prerequisite Courses: 31 hours

  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.