The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a separate institution in the Texas Tech University System and includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso is also a separate institution and includes the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. Together, the two TTUHSC institutions meet the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people who live throughout a vast 108-county area stretching from the Texas Panhandle south to the Permian Basin and west into Eastern New Mexico. TTUHSC also has regional campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Midland/Odessa.
This catalog section highlights the TTUHSC programs that cooperate with Texas Tech University to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in selected areas related to the health sciences. TTUHSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. (Please note: All inquiries regarding the educational programs of TTUHSC, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc., should be directed to the respective TTUHSC office and not to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.) The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Additional information is available at www.ttuhsc.edu.
The School of Health Professions offers 20 different doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and post-baccalaureate degree programs and five certificate programs in addiction counseling; athletic training; audiology; clinical laboratory science; clinical mental health counseling; clinical rehabilitation counseling; healthcare administration; molecular pathology; occupational therapy; physical therapy; rehabilitation sciences; physician assistant studies; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing sciences.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences strives to educate the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals in a dynamic and productive research environment that fosters creativity and discovery. Located adjacent to the Texas Tech campus, the school offers four degree programs in Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Graduate Medical Education Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, located on the Amarillo campus.
The School of Nursing offers a variety of degree programs in which students can earn their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as post-graduate certifications.
The School of Medicine was established to educate future physicians in primary and specialty care for West Texas and beyond. The school offers two educational tracks that lead to the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, a standard four-year curriculum and an accelerated three-year program for students interested in pursuing a career in Family Medicine.
The Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and multiple dual-degree option.
Prospective students and others interested in services for students with disabilities should make inquiries to the program offices. Qualified students are considered for admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.