MP Admissions Information

The MP program begins in late May of each year. Please visit the links below for deadline information. The online applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the Molecular Pathology program must complete both a AHCAS application and a supplemental Merlin application. The AHCAS application may be accessed here. The Merlin application may be accessed here. 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

  2. Application Fee

    The TTUHSC Application Fee can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order; 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

    All official transcripts need to be submitted to AHCAS. You will only need to send updated transcripts to our office. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all updated official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

    Foreign Transcripts: International applicants who have taken any courses outside of the U.S. must have a foreign transcript evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation agency. We do not madate evaluations come from a certain company; however, they must be a course by course evaluation.

    Foreign transcript evaluations must be official, coming directly from the evaluation agency.

    If multiple Institutions outside of the U.S. have been attended; the evaluation must include all institutions attended.

    Foreign transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES) should be submitted directly to AHCAS.

    Foreign transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America, International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc., or Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. should be submitted to:

    TTUHSC School of Health Professions
    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 2.75 and a prerequisite GPA of 2.75 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 prerequisites
  7. Essay

    Applicants must complete an essay in the AHCAS 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. Prerequsitie Courses

    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.

    Prerequisite Courses
    Course Credit Hours
    College Algebra 3 hours
    General Chemistry - lab required 8 hours
    Microbiology 4 hours
    Biochemistry 3-4 hours
    Genetics 3-4 hours
    General Biology 8 hours
    Organic Chemistry 8 hours

    Note: 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.

Application Process

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 AHCAS Application
  2. Online Merlin Application
  3. Application Fee
  4. Official Transcripts
  5. Essential Functions (submitted through online Merlin Application)
  6. Essay (submitted through the AHCAS application)
  7. Proof of ASCP Certification (if applicable) in MLS degree

Contact Information

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

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