Applying to the PREP Program

We have multiple admission dates in August, January and May, but the program typically starts in the 2nd block of the Summer academic term in June.

For further information and application materials, please contact:

Gracie Vargas, PhD, PREP Director
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Tel: (409) 772-6514

Or -

Rose Garcia, PREP Coordinator
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1050
Tel: (409) 772-2666


To apply to the PREP

Complete a UTMB GSBS application by clicking on Online Application. Select Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program — PREP (Certificate) under the available program. There is no application fee.

Provide two professional references who know you and your potential for biomedical research well. Those you list for recommendations will receive an email message with online information to submit reference letters.

If you have taken the GRE, submit a copy of your test scores (unofficial copies will work at this time).