Why Choose UTMB?
  • The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) comprises more than 260 faculty and approximately 290 graduate students (Graduate Student Organization)
  • Specialized training is offered through 8 different GSBS PhD programs (Degree Programs) while collaborative, interdisciplinary research exposes our students to a range of approaches in addressing biomedical problems.
  • A GSBS career writing studio and career development activities to support short- and long-term success of our trainees

Student Life

  • Average time to PhD completion is shorter than the national average
  • An unsurpassed atmosphere of collegiality and community among students, faculty, and staff
  • A variety of student organizations have a presence on campus, including the Graduate Student Organization

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  • Salary of $31,500 plus benefits and tuition for qualifying students in 2022
  • Over $125,000 in GSBS student awards and scholarships given annually

Facilities & Faculty

  • State of the art research facilities
  • UTMB is home to the& Galveston National Lab, one of only two National Laboratories with Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) capabilities located on a U.S. university campus
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty across a range of disciplines
  • The GSBS Writing Studio with PhD level staff with experience in grant writing, manuscript preparation, etc. to help you through your graduate school journey
  • Numerous resources to promote the physical and mental well-being of our students, including the alumni field house and student counseling and psychological services


Applying to Graduate School

IMPORTANT DATE: Review of applications begins November 1st.

The application must be submitted online. For Fall, the portal is open to apply on the 15th of August. Graduate assistantships are available to those who qualify.

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