MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School FAQs

Why did we change the name of our school?
In 2017, the school changed its name to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to celebrate the enduring and strong partnership between our parent institutions, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and their shared commitment to the school’s talented, innovative and passionate students and faculty. See story here.

When did the name change go into effect?
The UT System Regents approved of the name change in November 2016 and the name was formally unveiled on Feb. 21, 2017.

How should I refer to the school name in written or spoken references?
First reference without logo present:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First reference with logo present:
MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Second/subsequent reference:
MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

If I already have a degree, will my transcripts be changed to reflect the new name?
No. Transcripts for all UTHealth schools include the name of our institution as The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and then include the student’s degree program.

Did we change the logo?
Yes. The new school logo can be downloaded here. Questions about the logo? Please contact Communications Specialist Tracey Barnett.

Will we get new badges?
No, but future badges will include the new school logo to reflect the name change.

What name will be on diplomas?
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Do we have a new abbreviated name?
MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School is the preferred short name. MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS should only be used sparingly and internally. Can also be referred to as The Graduate School. GSBS in parenthesis (GSBS) can only be used in limited correspondence (such as grant letters).