About our School

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) provides opportunities for students to develop their interests and prepare a base of knowledge and experience to pursue successful careers in biomedical research and education.

The TTUHSC El Paso GSBS first opened its doors in 2013 as an expansion of the GSBS at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. In August 2014, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) officially acknowledged the creation of a freestanding, independent TTUHSC El Paso GSBS. On Jan. 22, 2016, the THECB approved the addition of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Sciences to TTUHSC El Paso’s program inventory. Following the addition to the M.S. program, on Sept. 1, 2016 the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Biomedical Sciences was officially added to TTUHSC El Paso’s program inventory.


The mission of the TTUHSC El Paso GSBS is to educate the next generation of scientists and health-related professionals by providing a dynamic research environment oriented to satisfy the learning needs of a multicultural group of students by fostering creativity and discovery.                                                           

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Biomedical Concepts and Theories

Students will be able to comprehend basic concepts and theories in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, laboratory methodologies, genes and function, and biomedical research in relation to human physiology and diseases.

Written and Verbal Communication

Students will be able to express and discuss effectively with peers and professors through oral presentations and written discourse.

Independent Research

Students will be able to plan, organize, conduct, and analyze biomedical research with direction from principal investigator.

Critical Thinking

Students will be able to recall, explain, integrate, and apply key concepts related to the fields of cancer research, infectious diseases, neurosciences, and diabetes & metabolism.

Ethical Behavior

Students will be able to identify, analyze, relate, and address the regulatory environment as well as the normative ethics of conducting biomedical research.

Analytical Thinking

Students will be able to display their understanding of analyzing and presenting data in order to design experiments and present genetic data analysis and basic biostatistics