Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Brandt L. Schneider, Ph.D., Dean

3601 4th St. | Lubbock, TX 79430-6206
T 806.743.2556


About the Program

Development of a strong program of graduate education in the basic biomedical and related health sciences is one of the responsibilities and goals of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Present-day medicine cannot exist outside the academic framework and intellectual discipline which the biological, chemical, and medical sciences provide. Graduate training in these areas, an integral component of the overall program of the TTUHSC, is provided by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

The program offers opportunities for study and research leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Areas of concentration for the GSBS program include the following:

  • Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Studies – El Paso
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience
  • Graduate Medical Sciences (master's level only)

Students interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist may apply to the M.D.–Ph.D. program. The M.D.–Ph.D. program permits a student to complete the requirements of both the degrees in one of the approved graduate programs. M.D.–Ph.D. students may receive a stipend, tuition scholarships for both the medical and graduate portions of the program, and health insurance benefits for the duration of the stipend. This program is designed to be completed in seven years and will provide the student with rigorous training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research. Students interested in this program should indicate their interest on the application form submitted to the American Medical College Application Service. The form can be found at

GSBS graduate courses are available to graduate students at Texas Tech University as a graduate non-degree student (NDGD).

Further information about graduate programs offered through the Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences may be obtained by contacting the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, 806.743.2556, 800.528.5391, FAX 806.743.2656, or e-mail For more information and to apply online, visit

The policies and procedures for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences differ from those established by the Texas Tech University Graduate School. Policy information is available on the website at Programs are subject to change, depending on availability of resources and educational goals.