Applying to the PREP Program

Admission dates typically begin in in the 2nd block of the Summer academic term in June, with possible start dates of Fall or Spring terms.

To apply to the PREP

Complete a UTMB GSBS application by clicking on Online Application. Select Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program — PREP Program under Other Programs. There is no application fee to apply for PREP: Once you have started your application, please contact the Assistant Dean for Recruitment for a waiver, at with supporting documentation.

Admission requirements: Provide two professional references from faculty members, including research mentors, or who know you and your potential for biomedical research well and an Unofficial transcript from your undergraduate institution(s), interest in research training.

For further information and application materials, please contact:

Gracie Vargas, PhD, PREP Director
Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Anatomy
Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences Group
Tel: (409) 772-6514

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