Programs

The TTUHSC El Paso GSBS offers two academic programs: a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Sciences and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program.

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is a two year program structured around a core curriculum in biomedical sciences that provides foundational coursework in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, laboratory methodology, and biomedical research. Beyond providing the necessary coursework the program emphasizes on providing superior and competitive training environment in diverse state-of-the-art research laboratories by students engaging in a mentored research project. Along with research experience, during the second year students have the opportunity to take elective courses that explore specialized topics, recent advances, and current literature within the biomedical sciences field. Instruction in these areas is provided by expert researchers and educators affiliated with both the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM).

If a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences student is in good standing and drops out of the program, the student may be eligible to receive a post-baccalaureate certificate if all required courses have been taken and graduation requirements are successfully fulfilled in a timely manner.

Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate program is a one year program intended to meet the supplemental educational needs of professionals. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides a knowledge base and in-depth expertise in a specific subject matter. To take any graduate-level course, all prerequisite courses (including undergraduate courses) must first be completed. Students interested in the post-baccalaureate certificate program are required to have a bachelor's degree.

Students graduating from the TTUHSC El Paso GSBS post-baccalaureate certificate program may apply to the TTUHSC El Paso GSBS M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program and the credits earned may be transferred towards the master's program. In order to proceed, students must apply to the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program and fulfill all admission requirements. Post-baccalaureate graduates are not guaranteed admission to the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program. The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program application fee may be waived at the discretion of the dean.

To receive a certificate of graduation, the student must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. Graduates of the post-baccalaureate program who have fulfilled all requirements for admission to TTUHSC El Paso's Paul L. Foster School of Medicine are guaranteed a one-time interview. This one-time interview may take place either while the student is in the post-baccalaureate certificate program, or during the interview season immediately following successful completion of the certificate program