MP Admissions Information
The MP program begins in late May of each year. The application for admissions will
open on September 1 of each year. The deadline for the receipt of the application, supporting documentation, and application
fee is February 1st.
1. Online Application
The Merlin Application can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/merlin/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 3.0 and a prerequisite GPA of 3.0
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
Applicants must complete an essay in the online Merlin 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 Coursework
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.
|General Chemistry - lab required
**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: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/shp/prospective/international_applicants.aspx
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 Merlin Application
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Essential Functions (submitted through online Merlin Application)
5. Essay (submitted through online Merlin Application)
6. Proof of ASCP Certification (if applicable) in MLS degree
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