PhD Programs

Students in the MD-PhD Program choose to perform their research in one of the PhD programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and School of Public and Population Health (SPPH). These are competitive, rigorous programs with strong national and international reputations. The programs involve over 300 faculty of the Graduate School. Research faculty and students have ready access to UTMB's cutting-edge equipment and technologies.

PhD Programs in Basic Biomedical Sciences:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

PhD Programs in Clinical Science and Health Humanities:

  • Bioethics and Health Humanities
  • Population Health Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Sciences

For further information about each of the graduate programs, please visit the GSBS website and the SPPH website.

Bioethics and Health Humanities:

Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities offers the nation's only MD-PhD training in medical humanities. A distinguished faculty represents the disciplines of history, ethics, religious studies, literature, and law as these bear on issues of health, medical care, biomedical research, and policy. The goal of this program is to train MD-PhD students in the areas of medical humanities and medical ethics so that, combined with their experiences and training as physicians, they will become leaders and scholars in furthering these critical areas of medicine. Students complete an individually tailored course of study covering a core curriculum and specific areas of interest.

For more information regarding the Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities please visit: