APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS
Our MSTP fosters a diverse and inclusive educational environment, and we are dedicated to recruitment of underserved populations. We have a holistic review process, so we encourage applicants to describe how they have overcome adversity in their essays.
Those needing accommodations due to a disability during the admissions process should email our program at email@example.com and every effort will be made to reduce barriers that prevent their full participation.
*** Students currently enrolled in McGovern Medical School are eligible to apply to the MSTP through the AMCAS system as described below.
Students applying to the MD/PhD Program must meet admission requirements for the McGovern Medical School and have research experience. A CASPer test is required in addition to the MCAT for this admissions cycle.
To apply only to the joint MD/PhD Program:
Applicants submit the (1) AMCAS application, (2) short secondary application, and (3) at least three letters of recommendation (two general letters and additional research-specific letters of recommendation). All letters of recommendation are submitted through AMCAS.
To apply to both the MD-only and MD/PhD Program:
Applicants submit the (1) AMCAS application, (2) TMDSAS application, and (3) at least three letters of recommendation (two general letters and additional research-specific letters of recommendation). All general letters of recommendation should be submitted through both AMCAS and TMDSAS, but the research-specific letters only have to be submitted through AMCAS.
Applications will not be reviewed until all components are received /processed.
All applications and letters of reference must be submitted by November 1st.
Interviews will be in a virtual format and will be held September through December. You will be emailed if selected to interview.
The MD/PhD Program interviews are scheduled September through December and are two-day interviews. Invited applicants will interview one day with the MD/PhD program (coordinated by the MD/PhD Program) and the next day with the Medical School (coordinated by the Medical School Admissions Office).
The UT-Houston MD/PhD Program accepts 5-7 students each year, and initial acceptance letters are typically mailed by March. Additional offers are made as space is available.