Dedicated to the highest level of education and research, its faculty, classrooms, and laboratories are drawn from two major institutions: UTHealth and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, including its Science Park Division, with additional faculty and resources drawn from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center's Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston --together, a unique inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration.
To create a collaborative and innovative academic environment that inspires and lays the foundation for new generations of biomedical scientists to realize their potential, commit to success and make discoveries that have major impact on treatment of diseases worldwide.
Our mission is to maintain an innovative and diverse environment that provides an unprecedented breadth of opportunities for outstanding graduate students to train with leading biomedical scientists at MD Anderson and UTHealth. The combined strengths of these institutions provide students with access to basic and translational scientific programs that are at the cutting edge of the fight to treat all major diseases. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a rigorous exposure to critical thinking strategies, area specific scientific skills, and career development initiatives. The curriculum, together with an emphasis on research training and scientific productivity, is designed to position our students for an outstanding and successful career in the biomedical sciences.
Eighteen Characteristics of Texas Doctoral Programs
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) began in December, 2009, to require all public universities and health-related institutions with doctoral programs to collect and publish specified information on their web sites regarding certain Characteristics of Doctoral Programs approved by the Board. The required information for the graduate school is provided here.
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificate, baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.697.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UTHealth.
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.697.4500 for questions about the accreditation of MDACC.
- Our Specialized M.S. Program in Genetic Counseling is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, located at 18000 W. 105th Street, Olathe, KS 66061. Telephone: 913.895.4629; Fax: 913.895.4652; Website: www.gceducation.org
- Our Specialized M.S. Program in Medical Physics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, inc., located at One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Telephone: 301.209.3346; Fax: 301.209.0862; Website: www.campep.org