MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is a unique collaboration between UTHealth and MD Anderson Cancer Center. This synergistic partnership provides students with unparalleled access to modern facilities, world-class faculty and unlimited prospects for research in the biomedical sciences.

Students are admitted directly to GSBS through an umbrella admissions process, and not into departments or programs. Students interested in pursuing a MS, Specialized MS or PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences apply to the Graduate School using the application for admission. The application procedure requires completion of an online application form, including a personal statement, research statement, the scores of the GRE general test (for applicants to Medical Physics), transcripts from all institutions at which course work was completed, and three letters of recommendation. Recommended undergraduate coursework to prepare a PhD applicant for graduate studies includes basic courses in Biology, Physics, Calculus and Biochemistry.

All applicants admitted to the PhD degree course of study are awarded a stipend, including health care benefits. The cost of tuition and fees is included in the package offered to admitted students. The PhD program takes an average of 5.4 years to complete. 

The General GRE exam is no longer required for most applicants. Students applying to the MS and PhD programs in Medical Physics are required to provide GRE scores. More information on application requirements may be found here.

Application deadlines can be found here.

Information on applying to GSBS can be found here.
Questions regarding applying to GSBS? See our FAQ here.