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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers six programs at three different campuses. Click on the tabs below to find out more about where are programs are and the three cities they are located.

Program Campus Location(s)
Biomedical Sciences MS - Graduate Medical Sciences Concentration Lubbock
Biomedical Sciences PhD Lubbock
Biotechnology MS Abilene, Lubbock
Pharmaceutical Sciences MS, PhD Amarillo
Public Health MPH and Certificate Abilene, Lubbock, Online

City of Abilene

Abilene, a thriving Texas city perched on the sun-drenched Panhandle Plains, is in the northeast corner of Taylor County. It is situated 1,708 feet above sea level on generally flat terrain which allows for four rather modest seasons. Abilene owes its genesis to the Texas and Pacific railroad and a group of ranchers and land speculators and is now home to a thriving arts and culture scene as well as an influx of fresh ideas that come with students attending the several local colleges, including TTUHSC.  However, the Western spirit is alive and kicking in this mid-sized town, as herds of roaming buffalo and a plethora of cattle ranches can be found along with coyotes, cowboys, and four-wheel drive trucks.  The big-sky and wide plains extend out in every direction.  Area parks and lakes make for enjoyable boating, biking and hiking.  The town boasts a low crime rate, low cost of living and mild-climate. It's friendly nature is renown, but if big city shopping is a must, you are only ~2 hrs from the Fort Worth/Dallas area.

"Top 10 things you gotta do in Abilene!"

  1. Find adventure at Frontier Texas!
  2. Feed the giraffes at the Abilene Zoo
  3. Bite into a juicy rib-eye steak
  4. Be amazed at The Grace Museum
  5. Catch a star at the Paramount Theatre
  6. Step back into time at Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  7. See artists in action at The Center for Contemporary Arts
  8. Book time for the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature
  9. Review WWII at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum 
  10. Shop, shop, shop till you drop


View Abilene's 2018 Vistor's Guide!

City of Amarillo

Amarillo is the 14th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County. The estimated population was 279,200 as of 2018. 

Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region. The availability of the railroad and freight service provided by the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad contributed to the city's growth as a cattle-marketing center in the late 19th century.

The city was once the self-proclaimed "Helium Capital of the World" for having one of the country's most productive helium fields. The city is also known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow), and most recently "Rotor City, USA" for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant, as well as "Bomb City". Amarillo operates one of the largest meat-packing areas in the United States. Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country, is also a major employer. The location of this facility also gave rise to the nickname Bomb City. Located adjacent to Interstate 40; U.S. Highway 66 also passed through Amarillo.

 

Lubbock History and Information
Lubbock, Texas is located in the heart of the high plains of West Texas (elevation ~3,300 feet). Located only 80 miles east of New Mexico and 120 miles south of Amarillo, this canyon-pocked mesa was first discovered in 1540 by the Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado during his quest for the "City of Gold." It was the Spanish who named most of the major geographic features of the area, including Cañon Casas Amarillas (Yellow House Canyon), Cañon de Rescate (Ransom Canyon), and Llano Estacado (Staked Plains).  Prior to late 1800's, the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Nations dominated this region where they roamed the high plains living off the large populations of buffalo, antelope, wolves, and coyotes. Indeed, the Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park houses an active archeological site that has uncovered the remains of an ancient Native American civilization dating back more than 12,000 years. The city of Lubbock was named after Tom S. Lubbock who was a Texas Ranger and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The city began as two smaller towns named "Old Lubbock" and "Monterey" which were consolidated in 1890 to establish the town of Lubbock. As agriculture continued to grow within the region and as the railroads continued to expand, Lubbock became the marketing center of the region and earned the nick-name "Hub of the Plains".

In 1923, the citizens of Lubbock were successful in their bid to the state to establish a new college, called Texas Technological College (now called Texas Tech University). The college opened its doors in 1925 with 1,379 students. In 1976, Texas Tech University underwent a major expansion with the establishment of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center which is now a world-renowned medical school. Known as the "Music Crossroads of West Texas," Lubbock has produced many musical legends, including Lubbock's son, Buddy Holly, who attracted followers and inspired musicians all around the world. Other well-known Lubbock musicians include Mac Davis, Waylon Jennings, Delbert McClinton, the Dixie Chicks, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Tanya Tucker, Lloyd Maines, Terry Allen, Butch Hancock, The Maines Brothers, and Bob Wills. Thousands of visitors come to Lubbock every year to experience the great music, shopping, fine arts, performing arts, unique dining, Big XII sports, and entertainment. The population of greater Lubbock has continued to grow over the past five decades and is currently home to more than 300,000 people.

Check out http://www.visitlubbock.org/

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