Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is proud to have become a superior resource for health care, meeting the needs of more than 2.5 million people throughout the state. Our six-school university, located in Lubbock, Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa, brings experts to these communities, and in many rural counties, provides the only health care services available.
To date, TTUHSC has produced more than 20,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, educators, researchers and health professionals, many of whom stay and practice in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. TTUHSC’s quest for excellence in its educational, research and patient care initiatives is never-ending and includes recruiting and retaining the very best – the best students, the best faculty and the best health care providers who find purpose in their work, so we can focus on YOUR LIFE.
At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we are dedicated to education, patient care and research and have made an impact on the health of West Texas and beyond for more than 40 years.
- School of Health Professions
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- Master of Public Health
- Centers and Institutes
School of HEALTH PROFESSIONS
The School of Health Professions was created to educate allied health professionals to fill crucial shortages in the health care needs of the people of West Texas. From the first class of 18 students in 1983, the School has grown steadily and now serves more than 600 students enrolled in 18 different graduate and undergraduate degree programs, with campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa. Our mission is to provide a high-quality, student-centered learning environment that seeks to achieve the highest levels of excellence in teaching, research and clinical service, while fostering in our students the professional insight and service-oriented compassion that will enable them to excel throughout their professional careers.
Graduate School of BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences boasts a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio that promotes learning and encourages interaction between students. Faculty members, who have made international discoveries like sick building syndrome, provide professional and personal guidance and encourage students to present research findings at national meetings and publish results in professional journals. Students also are encouraged to participate in the school’s annual Student Research Day, where their work is showcased before the health sciences community. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers master’s and doctoral degrees in the following areas of study: biochemistry, cellular & molecular biology, molecular biophysics, immunology and molecular microbiology, pharmacology and neuroscience and pharmaceutical sciences. Master’s degrees are also offered in public health and biotechnology.
School of MEDICINE
Since 1969, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,700 physicians. Today, more than 20 percent of the practicing physicians in West Texas graduated from TTUHSC’s medical school and/or residency programs, and there is now one physician for every 750 people. School of Medicine departments conduct research and foster scientific discoveries that translate into better health solutions. From aging, cancer and diabetes to addiction and infectious disease, the School of Medicine enhances research programs through 450 full-time clinical faculty members.
Texas Tech Physicians is the largest group practice in West Texas. The wide range of specialties and sub-specialties comprising the practice allow us to touch the lives of more than 230,000 patients each year.
School of NURSING
The School of Nursing is the only nursing school on the South Plains that provides baccalaureate, masters and doctoral education. The School of Nursing offers a variety of degree programs where students can earn their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as three different post-masters certificates. There are campuses in Abilene, the Permian Basin, El Paso and Lubbock that help address the nursing shortage. As it strives to graduate expertly trained professionals into the nursing field, the School of Nursing remains focused on providing experience and education of the highest quality to its students. The School of Nursing strives to exceed national recognition of nursing standards, while developing professional skills and a service-oriented attitude to enable nursing graduates to excel in an ever-evolving field.
School of PHARMACY
The School of Pharmacy students at TTUHSC receive more hours of clinical training than students at any other pharmacy program in the country. The School of Pharmacy also consistently ranks among the upper one-third of the nation’s accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy in combined research funding obtained from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-NIH entities.
Master of PUBLIC HEALTH
The Master of Public Health program is the newest in the TTUHSC system. Established in Abilene by a generous donation from private donors, the school is a collaboration between Hendrick Health System, TTUHSC and the Abilene community. Five core areas in the Master of Public Health are: epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health science and health administration and policy. All are aimed at improving the health of populations by providing high-quality educational opportunities to students and health care professionals, advocating knowledge through scholarship and research, and improving public health practice.
CENTERS and INSTITUTES
Centers and institutes at TTUHSC are multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary groups of faculty and their associates who have been brought together for the pursuit of research, education and/or clinical activities. The goals of each center and institute typically require substantial collaboration and cooperation between two or more disciplines.
The research department is the primary resource and catalyst for advancing research at TTUHSC. Our mission is to promote and support research by providing high quality service to investigators, foster new research initiatives, promote the prevention of disease and the treatment of illness, motivate and educate future leaders in health sciences, and serve as an advocate for the value of research in an educational setting. We provide leadership, direction and management of research administration, infrastructure and services, and oversee the operations of the following areas: Office of Research, Research Integrity Office, Laboratory Animal Services Center and the Office of Sponsored Programs.