Prospective Students
Important information for applicants:

Application portal for 2023-2024 academic year opens by September 1, 2022

Priority submission deadline:  Dec 31, 2022
Late applications still accepted in early spring 2023  

Earlier submissions are encouraged. Later submissions are accepted, but application reviews begin in November and admissions are rolling and will continue until all positions are filled. Therefore, it is advantageous to apply early while positions are available.

Interview sessions will be held in mid-December, mid-January, and early February.

Opportunity for applicants with Mexican citizenship: The Conacyt-ConTex Doctoral Fellowship

Why Choose UTMB?
  • The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) comprises more than 248 faculty and approximately 220 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 Writing Studio with Ph.D. level staff ready to help trainees with grant writing, dissertation preparation, and manuscript writing.  Monthly workshops are given to help advance the scientific writing and career development skills of our trainees. 
  • Multiple unique opportunities to study under one of UTMB's many Institutional Training Grants (T32s) to enhance your predoctoral training experience. 
  • Career development activities to support short- and long-term success of our trainees.

Why Choose UTMB?

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 September 1st. Graduate assistantships are available to those who qualify.