Concentration Overview

The Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Concentration prepares students for careers in the fields of biochemistry, cellular, developmental, and molecular biology. Specific employment opportunities for graduates include traditional university professorships as well as positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, governmental appointments, and others. This is a research-based concentration with coursework designed to teach students how to approach and solve modern problems in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. The didactic curriculum includes the GSBS core courses (Molecules, Cells, Genes), and two or more advanced courses that examine concepts on the forefront of biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, molecular biology, and cancer biology. During the first year of study, students progress through research rotations in three laboratories to aid in the choice of research mentor.


Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission. 

Application Information


Semester Application Open Application Deadline Campus
Fall Only September 1 Early Review December 1 
Regular Admission March 1

How to Apply

Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.

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General Contact

3601 4th Street MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206



Student Affairs Advocate

Kay Leigh Shannon, M.A.



Concentration Advisor

Jeffrey Thomas, Ph.D.


Admissions Director

Terri Lloyd



IT Support

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