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BSHM Admissions Information

The BSHM program begins three times a year, in the Summer, Fall and Spring. The application will open on January 1st for Summer and Fall and on August 1st for Spring. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application fee is May 1st for Summer, August 1st for Fall and December 1st for Spring.

Admissions Requirements

1. Online Application

The Merlin Application can be accessed through the following link: Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email

2. Application Fee

The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order by selecting the "Money Order" option; mail a 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." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

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. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

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

4. Prerequisites

Applicants to the BSHM program at TTUHSC may have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from an accredited community college or university. Applicants to the BSHM program must have completed all of the 42 credit hours of the Texas Common Core requirements to be considered for admission to the BSHM program.

Common Core Requirements*

English 6 hours
Natural Science 6 hours
History 6 hours
Social and Behavioral Science 6 hours
Math 3 hours
Visual and Performing Arts 3 hours
Political Science 6 hours
Humanities 3 hours
Institutional Option 3 hours
Total Hours 42 hours

*Common Core Requirements for students matriculating Fall 2014 and beyond

5. 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. 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.

Application Submission Checklist

1. Online Merlin Application
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts

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