Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS)

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program is a dynamic, integrated, and multidisciplinary program comprised of seven disciplines across basic science and clinical departments. Students matriculating into the IBMS are given the opportunity to customize their educational experience and realize their unique interests and professional aspirations. 

To accomplish this mission, trainees choose coursework, an area of research, and a mentor based on their interests and professional goals. The IBMS program partners with businesses and community organizations to empower students by providing internships and potential employment opportunities.

More Information

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree and must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). GRE scores must be from tests taken within five years of applying for admission. While there is no official minimum requirement, successful applicants generally have a minimum combined score of 315.

Chemistry- 1 year Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and associated laboratory courses
Analytical and Physical Chemistry recommended
Physics- 1 Year
Calculus- 1 Semester Calculus or Statistics
Biology - 2 years as required for Biology Majors

International students are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.

Keith Krolick, Ph.D.
Program Director 
COGS Chair
krolick@uthscsa.edu

Angela Watts, M.S.
Assistant Director of Academic Programs 
wattsa@uthscsa.edu
(210) 567-3758

Kay Eskew
Program Coordinator
eskew@uthscsa.edu
(210) 567-3746

Application Deadline: 

Fall/January 1 (Priority)
Fall/March 15 (Final)

Stipend: 
Students receive a stipend of $26,000.  Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.

Program Handbook:
IBMS Handbook of Policies and Procedures

New Student Information:

Here is a list of  important information regarding the matriculation and enrollment process.

Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."


Biomedical Engineering

The Master in Science Biomedical Engineering program is jointly offered by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. 

The educational goals of this program are founded on the belief that the basic scientific approach is critical to the fundamental understanding of human health and the treatment of disease. Students in this program have access to biosciences and bioengineering laboratories at both UTHSCSA and UTSA. Students interested in this program apply through UTSA. 

For more information,  click here.

Admission Requirements

Students who hold an undergraduate degree may apply to the program. The minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering program are described below. Note that admission is very competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

- Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science or engineering discipline. All students should have had sufficient background in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics prior to being admitted to the program. It is expected that these students will have B.S. degrees with emphasis in either engineering, physical science, or biological science disciplines. All students are required to have completed at least 1 year of engineering (calculus-based) physics, 1 year of chemistry, 1 year of biology, and mathematics up to Differential Equations or Engineering Analysis I. Students with deficiencies in the above courses will be required to take selected courses as a condition of acceptance.

- A satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Admissions Committee for Biomedical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper version)/79 (internet version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The applicant's performance on a standardized test will be considered, in addition to other criteria, for admission or competitive scholarship awards and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant.

- Three Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate study are required.

-A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a résumé, and a statement of the applicant's research experience, interests, and goals. TOEFL scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English. Additional information can be found at the UTSA Graduate School "future students" website.

Program Students

Highly qualified students have been attracted to the program from its inception. Applications have been received from all over the United States, India, China, South Korea, Venezuela, and Italy. Students accepted into the program have come from many of the colleges and universities in San Antonio (UTSA, UTHSCSA, St. Mary's University, and Trinity University), as well as Texas (UT-Austin, Texas A & M, Southern Methodist University, and Rice), and neighboring states (Arizona State University, Tulane University, and Louisiana Tech). More distant from San Antonio, students have been accepted from North Carolina State University, Purdue University, and Florida Atlantic University as well as Zhejiang University and Indian Institute of Technology.

Admission into the program is selective with only about 45-50% of the applicants being offered admission. Enrollment has been a subset of those offered admission and has ranged from 40-80%. The average GRE scores of all students matriculating into the Program are Verbal 523 and Quantitative 716. The average GPA for the same cohort of students was 3.46 on a 4.0 scale. The racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the students is also one of the strengths of the BME Program and continues the historic role of both UTSA and UTHSCSA as minority-serving institutions within the state of Texas.

A number of mechanisms are used to financially support graduate students in the Program. All first year students are supported by Program funds through UTSA. After their first year, students are expected to have located a mentor who can support the remainder of their graduate studies. This support includes a number possible mechanisms such as NIH and NSF assistantships or training grants, fellowships provided through the Sloan Foundation, industry-sponsored projects, and other sources of discretionary funding available to the Supervising Professor.

Core Facilities

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) offer many resource facilities with biotechnology equipment and state-of-the art laboratories. The Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building is a 220,000-square foot facility that won the Education Design Showcase 2006 award.

The newest building on the 1604 campus is the Applied Engineering and Technology Building. Administrative offices are located in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building in Room 1.102. The new building was completed in October 2009. This latest addition to our 1604 campus is comprised of laboratories and classrooms for College of Engineering students. It is 150,000 square feet and sits alongside the Biotechnology, Science, and Engineering Building (BSE).

- Research Imaging Center

- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

- UTSA-Micro Computerized Tomography (MicroCT)

- UTHSCSA-Micro Computerized Tomography (MicroCT)

- Nanobiomaterials & Tissue Engineering Lab

- Other Facilities at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Financial Aid and Housing 

Masters Program: This Competitive Scholarship is for qualified M.S. students in the degree-seeking Biomedical Engineering Program. State law requires that each student identify any relation to a current member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. A student who is related to a current member of the U.T. System Board of Regents is prohibited from receiving scholarships unless the scholarship is awarded exclusively based on academic merit or is an athletic scholarship. Click here for criteria and information.

Scholarships in Rehabilitation Medicine: Scholarships are available for both M.S. and Ph.D. research in rehabilitation medicine. If interested, please contact the BME Program office for additional information.

Other Financial Assistance: Teaching and research assistantships may also be available from research mentors. There are also financial aid opportunities such as the Beldon Scholarship, Mcnair & others.

Student Housing: At the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) students have a choice of on-campus housing options. The newest on-campus residences are Laurel Village and Chaparral Village. These two complexes offer apartment-style living with a choice of either two or four private bedrooms in an apartment with a living room and a kitchenette with a microwave, sink and full-size refrigerator (no stove/oven). These complexes are owned and managed by UTSA and residents are required to purchase meal plans.

Faculty

For a list of faculty, click here


Contact Information:

Anson Ong 
Interim Director, Graduate Program of
Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Anson.ong@utsa.edu

Jean Jiang, Ph.D. (UTHSCSA)
Associate Director, Graduate Program of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biochemistry
JIANGJ@UTHSCSA.EDU

Program Coordinator:

Marcus Webster (UTHSCSA)
WEBSTERM@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210)567-3708

Liza Zamudio (UTSA)
LIZA.ZAMUDIO@UTSA.EDU
(210) 458-5535

Application Deadline: Fall
- International: April 1
- Domestic: July 1

Application Deadline: Spring
- International: Sept 1
- Domestic: Nov 1

Program Handbook:
BME Program Handbook

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Biomedical Engineering

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is a jointly offered program between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).

The program is designed to build on the scientific interactions and cooperation between the biomedical engineering and clinical scientists of the UTHSCSA and the engineering and basic science faculty at the UTSA. Because engineers, basic scientists, and clinicians will participate in the education and training of each student, the new graduates from this program will be uniquely trained in the fundamental sciences and engineering related to medicine. 

The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. 

For more information,  click here.

Admission Requirements

Students who hold an undergraduate or master's degree may apply to the program. The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering degree program are described below. Note that admission is very competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

- Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework with a major in a recognized science or engineering discipline. All students should have had sufficient background in engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics prior to being admitted to the program. It is expected that these students will have B.S. degrees with emphasis in either engineering, physical science, or biological science disciplines. All students are required to have completed at least 1 year of engineering (calculus-based) physics, 1 year of chemistry, 1 year of biology, and mathematics up to Differential Equations or Engineering Analysis I. Students with deficiencies in the above courses will be required to take selected courses as a condition of acceptance.

- Applicants with a master's degree must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in their master's degree program. Applicants with a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or in a related field may apply a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of previously earned graduate credit toward their doctoral degree. The Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) will evaluate each student's transcript and credit will be recommended for transfer on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the formal coursework requirements of the doctoral degree.

- A satisfactory score, as evaluated by the Admissions Committee for Biomedical Engineering, is required on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students whose native language is not English must achieve a minimum score of 550 (paper version)/79 (internet version) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The applicant's performance on a standardized test will be considered, in addition to other criteria, for admission or competitive scholarship awards and will not be used as the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant.

- Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for doctoral study are required.

- A complete application includes the application form, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a résumé, and a statement of the applicant's research experience, interests, and goals. TOEFL scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English. Additional information can be found at the UTSA Graduate School "future students" website: http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/future-students/s

Curriculum 

2015-2017 Graduate Catalog

Tentative Course Schedule TBA

Seminar Schedule BME Fall 2015

As the program is multi- and inter-disciplinary, the curriculum is designed to provide a synergistic combination of formal courses, seminars, teaching opportunities, interactions with clinicians, and individualized biomedical engineering research experiences in the laboratories of the Biomedical Engineering faculty.

All students are required to take core courses in the areas of Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Bioelectronics/Imaging, and Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology and either Gross Human Anatomy or Human Physiology), as well as Analytic Techniques in Engineering Analysis, Ethics in Research, Experimental Design and Data Analysis, Lab Rotation, Supervised Teaching, and Introduction to Clinical Practices. In addition to the basic core curriculum, students are required to take additional coursework in their area of specialization. Overall, students must complete a minimum of 81 hours of graduate work and must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.

The required and selected courses are intended to focus and support the individual's mastery of his or her particular area of expertise. Throughout their graduate training, students have access to the bioengineering and biosciences laboratories at both UTHSCSA and UTSA. This provides a unique opportunity to have learning experiences in medical, dental, bioscience, and engineering environments.

Program Students

Highly qualified students have been attracted to the program from its inception. Applications have been received from all over the United States, India, China, South Korea, Venezuela, and Italy. Students accepted into the program have come from many of the colleges and universities in San Antonio (UTSA, UTHSCSA, St. Mary's University, and Trinity University), as well as Texas (UT-Austin, Texas A & M, Southern Methodist University, and Rice), and neighboring states (Arizona State University, Tulane University, and Louisiana Tech). More distant from San Antonio, students have been accepted from North Carolina State University, Purdue University, and Florida Atlantic University as well as Zhejiang University and Indian Institute of Technology.

Admission into the program is selective with only about 45-50% of the applicants being offered admission. Enrollment has been a subset of those offered admission and has ranged from 40-80%. The average GRE scores of all students matriculating into the Program are Verbal 523 and Quantitative 716. The average GPA for the same cohort of students was 3.46 on a 4.0 scale. The racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the students is also one of the strengths of the BME Program and continues the historic role of both UTSA and UTHSCSA as minority-serving institutions within the state of Texas.

A number of mechanisms are used to financially support graduate students in the Program. All first year students are supported by Program funds through UTSA. After their first year, students are expected to have located a mentor who can support the remainder of their graduate studies. This support includes a number possible mechanisms such as NIH and NSF assistantships or training grants, fellowships provided through the Sloan Foundation, industry-sponsored projects, and other sources of discretionary funding available to the Supervising Professor.

Core Facilities

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) offer many resource facilities with biotechnology equipment and state-of-the art laboratories. The Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building is a 220,000-square foot facility that won the Education Design Showcase 2006 award.

The newest building on the 1604 campus is the Applied Engineering and Technology Building. Administrative offices are located in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building in Room 1.102. The new building was completed in October 2009. This latest addition to our 1604 campus is comprised of laboratories and classrooms for College of Engineering students. It is 150,000 square feet and sits alongside the Biotechnology, Science, and Engineering Building (BSE).

Research Imaging Center

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

UTSA-Micro Computerized Tomography (MicroCT)

UTHSCSA-Micro Computerized Tomography (MicroCT)

Nanobiomaterials & Tissue Engineering Lab

Other Facilities at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Financial Aid and Housing 

All doctoral applicants applying for full-time status will automatically be considered for a stipend of $21,000 per year plus full-tuition and fees and health insurance. Supplemental stipends ($1,000 to $5,000) for outstanding students are also available. Scholarships (stipends + tuition + fees+ insurance) offered to our current students range from $26,000 to $31,000 per year.

Scholarships in Rehabilitation Medicine: Scholarships are available for both M.S. and Ph.D. research in rehabilitation medicine. If interested, please contact the BME Program office for additional information.

Other Financial Assistance: Teaching and research assistantships may also be available from research mentors. There are also financial aid opportunities such as the Beldon Scholarship, Mcnair & others.

Student Housing: At the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) students have a choice of on-campus housing options. The newest on-campus residences are Laurel Village and Chaparral Village. These two complexes offer apartment-style living with a choice of either two or four private bedrooms in an apartment with a living room and a kitchenette with a microwave, sink and full-size refrigerator (no stove/oven). These complexes are owned and managed by UTSA and residents are required to purchase meal plans.

Faculty

For a list of faculty,  click here


Contact Information:

Anson Ong
Interim Director, Graduate Program of
Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Anson.ong@utsa.edu

Jean Jiang, Ph.D. (UTHSCSA)
Associate Director, Graduate Program of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biochemistry
JIANGJ@UTHSCSA.EDU

More information: Joint Program UTSA Website

Application Deadline:

Fall/February 1
Spring/October 1

STIPEND:

Students receive a stipend of $26,000.

Program Handbook:
BME Program Handbook

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IBMS Academics

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program is a dynamic multidisciplinary program composed of seven disciplines across basic science and clinical departments. Students matriculating into the IBMS are given the opportunity to customize their educational experience and realize their unique interests and professional aspirations.

Students choose coursework, an area of research, and a mentor based on their interests and professional goals. The IBMS program also partners with businesses and community organizations to empower students by providing internships and potential employment opportunities.

Objectives of the Ph.D. Program

-  Provide students with in depth training in specific areas of biomedical sciences, with emphasis on hypothesis-driven problem-solving research.

-  Train students for careers in university settings, or leadership positions in research & development industries, or government.

-  Produce graduates able to work independently, to develop experimentation designed to solve biomedical problems, and to evaluate and analyze the outcomes of the experimentation.

Additional research opportunities…

- Many collaborations among faculty in various IBMS disciplines

- As a Health Science Center, students can engage with our School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Health Professions for translational research opportunities

Collaborative interactions with scientists at:

- Texas Biomedical Research Institute

- UTSA

- National Primate Center

- Hospitals

- San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) to name a few.


Year 1

Fall Semester

- Interdisciplinary coursework

- Laboratory rotations

- Select Supervising Professor and finalize Discipline affiliation

Spring semester

- Discipline specialty courses

- Begin research

Year 2

- Advanced electives

- Qualifying Examination

- Participate in seminars and journal clubs

- More research

Year 3

- Select Dissertation Supervising Committee and write research proposal

- Opportunities to learn grant writing skills and submit proposals for outside funding (F Troop)

- Participate in seminars and journal clubs

- More research

Years 4-5

- Research Research Research

- Attend scientific conferences (travel awards available)

- Participate in seminars and journal clubs

- Final seminar and dissertation defense

- Graduate with Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in discipline specialty

Immunology and Infection

The Master of Science in Immunology & Infection degree program is designed for those who are interested in a career that will require an elevated level of expertise and experience in evaluating and understanding immune defenses against infectious microbial pathogens.

This includes people who are already in the workforce and desire additional training, as well as students who are about to graduate from college and are in need of improved academic credentials before applying to M.D., D.D.S., or Ph.D. programs. 

For more information, click here. To read an article about the program, click here

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the MSI&I degree program align, in general, with the requirements of the UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. All of the required application information, including official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted in order for an application to be considered by the MSI&I program Admissions Committee.

In general, the most successful applicants will have a significant educational background in the biological or biochemical sciences. The requirements listed below will be applied; however, although minimum grade and test score cut-offs are useful guidelines, occasional exceptions may be given under special circumstances.

1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of an equivalent degree and training at a foreign institution.

2) Required prior coursework: 2 years of biological or biochemical coursework for science majors with labs; Organic and inorganic chemistry with labs; 1 year physics; 1 semester calculus or statistics.

3) Recommended but not required courses:

- Analytical chemistry with lab

- Biochemistry

- Molecular biology/genetics

4) Minimal grade point average (GPA): No lower than B (e.g., 3.00 in a 4.00 system).

5) Competitive GRE scores: Acceptable scores judged on a case-by-case basis; exam scores must be from exams taken within the past 5 years.

6) Minimal TOEFL scores: For applicants from countries where English is not the native language, a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 560 (paper test), 220 (computer test), or 68 (internet test) is expected.

7) Letters of recommendation (minimum of three) attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate level studies. These letters, submitted with the online application to the Graduate School, are a very important component of the application; letter writers should be chosen carefully and familiar with the candidate’s academic credentials.

8) Research experience is not required, but may be considered when evaluating applications.

Admission Procedure

Applicants must submit online applications through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences application website. After receipt of an online application, together with all required admission materials, the MSI&I degree program Admissions Committee will review all applications by considering the minimal admission requirements listed above.

Recommendation for admission to the MSI&I program, forwarded to the Dean of the Graduate School for final approval, will be based on which applications are of the highest quality regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, nation of origin, or disability. Applicants will be formally notified of the outcome by the Graduate Dean. Before final enrollment in the MSI&I program, current vaccination records and a criminal background check will be required.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Immunology & Infection (MSI&I) degree program is embedded in the Graduate School of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, a component of the School of Medicine. Training in a health science campus environment with direct access and constant exposure to the biomedical community that ensures that our graduates will experience, first-hand and in ways unavailable to students at non-health campuses, how their training is relevant and applicable to the health care, biotech, and educational professions.

The Master of Science in Immunology & Infection (MSI&I) degree program offers:

- Training by world-class scientists and educators in a cutting edge environment.

- Offers classroom and laboratory training concerned with fundamental scientific principles that link immunology and microbial infection.

- Offers a curriculum that achieves two main objectives:

1. Provides (in the classroom) an extensive knowledge base of fundamental scientific principles, and

2. Provides (in the laboratory) opportunities to develop skills of problem solving and clinical application.

Thus, the curriculum and two-year progression through the MSI&I degree program are designed to integrate the fields of immunology and infectious disease (i.e., microbiology) so as to provide a big-picture multidimensional view of host pathogen relationships. 

This will produce graduates who are also multidimensional, and prepared to contribute solutions to countless challenges that face our biotechnology research and development industries, health care infrastructure, and teaching needs.The MSI&I program is not designed simply to become just another line in a student’s resume, but to offer a rigorous and full experience that will produce thinkers and problem solvers.

Curriculum and Course Overview

First Year

Students will take courses such as Introduction to Immunology, Principles of Microbial Pathogenesis, Advanced Core Concepts in Microbiology & Immunology, Special Topics in Microbiology & Immunology, Ethics in Research, and Experimental Design & Data Analysis.

Second Year

Students will have a unique research experience that culminates in a written thesis. Students will also take elective coursework to become familiar with the scientific literature and develop strong written and oral communication skills.

Part-time Students

Every effort will be made to encourage students to attend full-time in order to reduce the length of time to earn the MSI&I degree. Under certain circumstances, part-time matriculation may be allowed. In the case of part-time students, one additional year may be granted to complete all requirements of the program. The MSI&I Program Director will work with students requesting part-time status in order to tailor a program plan that guarantees completion within the third year.

Here is a list of the course descriptions and the plan of study for the Master of Science in Immunology & Infection (MSI&I) degree program.

Faculty

To view a list of faculty, click here


Contact Information:

Amber Yuker
Academic Coordinator
Master of Science in Immunology & Infection, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7758
San Antonio, TX 78229

Phone: (210) 567-3952
FAX: (210) 567-6612
Email: Immunity@uthscsa.edu

Application Deadline:
April 1st

Program Handbook:
MSII Handbook of Policies and Procedures

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Medical Physics (DMP)

The Doctor of Medical Physics program is the third nationally accredited DMP program in the nation. It aims to enhance and standardize clinical training for medical physicists. Whereas the medical physics doctorate program (Ph.D.) offered at UTHSCSA prepares the students for a research career in medical physics, the DMP is a professional degree that prepares the students for a clinical career in the either imaging or therapeutic medical physics. 

This four year degree program is similar in structure to other professional degrees, such as the M.D., D.D.S., DVM, in that it combines a didactic and clinical training curriculum throughout the four years of studies. A student is admitted to either the imaging or the therapy track and stays in that track for the duration of their studies.

We strongly encourage the prospective students to arrange for observation time with practicing imaging and therapy medical physicists prior to applying for the DMP. Such experience will give them a better understanding of the line of work of a medical physicist in either discipline and will help them become more specific as they fill out their application.

Want to know more about being a medical physicist? Watch this video:
American Association of Physicists in Medicine

About The Program

The DMP is an interdisciplinary program that is housed in the Graduate School and is administered through the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiology with faculty from both departments contributing to the didactic and clinical training. The table below shows a comparison between the graduate program in radiological sciences and the DMP program. 

Prospective students should review the table to get a better understanding of the differences between the two programs, especially as it relates to student financial support and the preparedness for the American Board of Radiology certification (residency).

Degree Program
Ph.D. DMP
Study Years
3 to 5
4
Stipend Offered
*Yes No
Program Focus
Research Clinical with minor in research
Residency Included
No Yes
Eligibility for Certification             
No; Student has to compete for a 2 year residency position after graduating with a PhD.
Yes

*Pending Funds Availability.

If you are interested in the Ph.D. program, please visit the Radiological Sciences web site. To read an article about a recent graduate, click here

Please note that the DMP program is different from the Ph.D. program. The two programs have separate applications, deadlines and admission requirements.

Prerequisites

*Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Physical Science, or Engineering (with the equivalent of a minor in physics) from an accredited college or university. 

*Science Prerequisites: Applicants must have undergraduate credit for the following courses: 

1) Biology: One semester of general biology; 

2) Chemistry: One semester of general chemistry; 

3) One semester of Human Anatomy OR Physiology;

4) Physics: Include at a minimum Modern Physics, Modern Physics Lab, Electricity & Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, and Quantum Mechanics; 

5) Mathematics: Through calculus and ordinary differential equations; 

6) Computer Science: Introduction to Computer Science (one semester).


*The successful candidate should have a minimum undergraduate GPA score of 3.0 or a B average.
*Scores for the general GRE.
*The GRE Advanced Physics Exam is not required but is recommended.
*Students from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting results of both the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) exams.

Program Statistics

Applications for the DMP program are received through the UTHSCSA graduate school of Biomedical Sciences online application system. The admissions committee reviews all the applications that have completed by the set application deadline. The committee evaluates and ranks the applicants and invites the top candidates for an onsite interview. The program admits up to three DMP students in the Therapy Track and up to two DMP students in the Imaging Track per academic year. The DMP program capacity for both tracks is for 20 students in all four years of study.

Year Applicants Offers Accepted Graduates Certified Positions held
2014 12 5* 5 0 0 NA
2015 17 2 2 1 0 clinical
2016 22 7 5 0 0 NA

*1 student transferred to 3 rd year DMP program after completing his masters in MS Radiological Sciences and 2 students transferred from MS in Radiological Sciences to the 2 nd year of the DMP program

Financial Aid

As with all professional degrees, there is no teaching or research assistantships offered to the students. There are two levels of tuition fees:

*In state tuition applies to those students that are Texas residents. The tuition is approximately $21,000/year. For an exact figure refer to the financial aid web site.

*Out of state tuition applies to all international students and those that are not Texas residents. The tuition is approximately $36,000/year. For an exact figure refer to the financial aid web site.

For information on financial aid and/or student loans, please contact the  Student Financial Services Office

Residency Questionnaire - The determination of residency classification for admission and tuition purposes is governed by status enacted by the Texas Legislature and rules and regulations promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The questionnaire is used to determine whether a current student or applicant is a resident or nonresident of Texas. The decision is used to determine status of tuition and admission. 

Curriculum

Therapy Track
Imaging Track

Faculty

For a list of program graduate faculty, click here.


Contact Information:

Nikos Papanikolaou, Ph.D.
Program Director, Professional Doctorate Medical Physics (DMP)
Professor, Radiation Oncology
PAPANIKOLAOU@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 450-5664

Patricia P. Candia, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
CANDIA@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 450-1718

Application Deadline:
Fall/December 31

March 1 - The Program Committee will review the applications and make a decision.
March 15 - Candidates will be notified on their admission status.

Program Handbook:
DMP Ph.D Program Handbook

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Cancer Prevention

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other health care professionals with a formal introduction to the essential components involved in the advancement of all levels of science for the prevention of cancer. This training program will prepare professionals to integrate within interdisciplinary investigative teams for the conduct of cancer prevention research in culturally diverse settings.

For more information, click here.

Program Description 

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other health care professionals with a formal introduction to the essential components involved in the advancement of all levels of science for the prevention of cancer.
This 12 semester-credit-hour (SCH) program, operated in the UT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), offers formal coursework in topics relevant to cancer prevention and translational science including biostatistics, topics in cancer prevention, epidemiology, and clinical trials design and analysis. The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention program will focus on the unique risks for cancer in the South Texas region.

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention program is an alternative for health professionals who do not have the time to complete the requirements of an advanced Master’s or Doctoral degree and to graduate students, fellows, and others who desire additional training in the evolving discipline of cancer prevention to supplement their clinical or basic science training.

Application Requirements 

The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention program assumes sufficient educational background and experience in the biological or biomedical sciences. It is expected that most students will have a health professional degree or a BS/BA or MS/MA degree with emphasis in a health-related discipline. 

General requirements include:

- Qualifying degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or an equivalent degree and/or training at a foreign institution

- Grade Point Average no lower than a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

- A satisfactory GRE score that is less than 5 years prior to the date of application

- Evidence of a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants from countries where English is not the native language or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Other application materials include:

- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

- Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s readiness for graduate coursework in translational science

- A Personal Statement (1-2 pages) describing the applicant’s background, research and career goals, and purpose for utilizing training in translational science

- A current Curriculum Vitae

How To Apply

An online application for admission into the CCP Program must be processed through the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended by the applicant are required; these must be submitted in sealed institutional envelopes. 

In addition, all transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated and submitted by either the Education Credential evaluations, Inc. (ECE) or the World Education Services, Inc. (WES). Official GRE and TOEFL or IELTS (academic version) test scores must also be submitted Deadlines. The CCP Program has an open application policy and will accept applications for admission year round in accordance with application deadlines. However, GSBS deadlines (for submission of application and required documentation) for matriculation in a specific academic semester are listed below.

- Fall Semester April 1

- Spring Semester October 1

Applicants will have the responsibility for the timely submission of application materials in order to meet the deadlines established by the GSBS for registration and course enrollment.

Student Pathways

After acceptance as a candidate working towards the certificate, students may undertake course requirements for graduation while enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student. 

Full-Time Students: Full-time students are enrolled in at least eight (8) semester credit hours (SCH) during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Part-time Students: Part-time students are enrolled for less than eight (8) SCH credit hours per semester during the Fall or Spring semesters. A part-time student must enroll in at least four (4) SCH per semester. 

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Faculty and Staff: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty and staff may apply for admission in the CCP Program. The amount of course work that can be taken by faculty or staff in a given semester is subject to the ‘quantity of work’ rules outlined in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP). 

Non-degree seeking students: Non-degree seeking students may enroll in courses and receive GSBS course credit without matriculation (admission) into a graduate program. For those not already matriculated into other GSBS graduate programs, an online application must be submitted to the GSBS for approval by the Dean [this would also include faculty, staff, or others]. The appropriate course director or the MSCI-TS Academic Programs Coordinator must approve the enrollment of any non-Certificate in Cancer Prevention degree seeking student in all MSCI-TS courses and sign course cards (provided by the GSBS Dean’s Office). Course credit earned as a non-degree seeking student can be applied towards a Certificate in Cancer Prevention following formal application and acceptance into the CCP Program.

Curriculum 

Twelve semester credit hours (SCH) are required to obtain the Certificate in Cancer Prevention. To see the handbook, click here
Required Courses– 8 SCH. The following courses must be successfully completed:

TSCI 50702 SCHResponsible Conduct of Patient-Oriented Clinical Research
TSCI 50712 SCHPatient-Oriented Clinical Research Methods – 1
TSCI 50722 SCHPatient-Oriented Research Biostatistics – 1
TSCI 60011 SCHIntroduction to Translational Science
TSCI 61051 SCHTopics in Cancer Prevention
*TSCI 61061 SCHPracticum in Cancer Prevention

*Enrollment in two semesters may be required. Elective Courses – 4 SCH. Diverse elective courses are available to accommodate the varying interests of the graduate students in this program:

TSCI 5073

1 SCHIntegrated Molecular Biology with Patient-Oriented Clinical Research
TSCI 50501 SCHIntroduction to Data Science
TSCI 50742 SCHData Management, Quality Control, and Regulatory Issues
TSCI 50752 SCHScientific Communication
TSCI 50761 SCHIntroduction to Informatics
TSCI 50771 SCHTranslational Science Practicum
TSCI 50781 SCHIntro to Intellect Property, Tech Transfer, & Communication
TSCI 50791 SCHPracticum: Intellectual Property, Tech Transfer & Communication
TSCI 50801 SCHPracticum: Integrated Molecular Biology with Patient-Oriented Clinical Research
TSCI 60602 SCHPatient-Oriented Clinical Research Methods – 2
TSCI 60612 SCHPatient-Oriented Research Biostatistics – 2
TSCI 60641 SCHGrantsmanship and Peer Review
TSCI 60652 SCHHealth Services Research
TSCI 60661 SCHInstrument Development and Validation
TSCI 60671 SCHGenetics and Genetic Epidemiology
TSCI 60681 SCHCross Cultural Adaptation of Research Instruments
TSCI 61001 SCHPracticum in IACUC Procedures
TSCI 61011 SCHTopics in Translational Science
TSCI 61021 SCHPracticum in IRB Procedures
TSCI 61031 SCHSelected Topics in Advanced Research Ethics

Program Completion 

After completing all course requirements, the student must complete a Request for Certification Form. This will be forwarded to the Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) for approval. Once approved by the COGS, the recommendation for awarding a Certificate in Cancer Prevention will be forwarded to the GSBS Dean. With this final approval, the Certificate will be issued. 

Tuition and Fees

Resident: $3127* based on completion within 2 semesters of enrollment (Subject to change, consult Financial Aid)

Non-Resident: $8,731* based on completion within 2 semesters of enrollment (Subject to change, consult Financial Aid)


Michael Wargovich, Ph.D.
Director, Certificate in Cancer Prevention

Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Certificate in Cancer Prevention

For more information contact:
Leticia De Los Santos

Academic Coordinator, Certificate in Cancer Prevention
Project Coordinator, CTRC Office of the Director
DELOSSANTOS@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 450-1437

Application Deadline:

Spring/October 1
Fall/April 1

Program Handbook:
Cancer Prevention Certification Program Handbook

D.D.S./Ph.D. Program

The D.D.S./Ph.D. programs gives students the opportunity to obtain a D.D.S. degree and Ph.D. in the focus area of Craniofacial Oral-biology through the School of Dentistry and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The goal of this program is to train students to become interactive, competitive clinician scientists who can perform sponsored research in dental and craniofacial-related areas as members of a dental school faculty. The Ph.D. degree will be earned in the Graduate School. 

The COSTAR Training Program is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and has been in existence since 2002. Only 17 universities in the country have COSTAR programs. This national program focuses on creating the next generation of clinician scientists to ensure the future of the nation's oral health.

For more information about COSTAR and the application process, visit our website. To read an article about the program, click here

Admission Requirements

- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for COSTAR funding

- Must be accepted to UTHSCSA dental school and to a Ph.D. program offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

How to Apply

The application to the COSTAR D.D.S./Ph.D. has multiple components. You must complete all steps to be considered. 

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must apply to and be accepted separately to both the UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

General Instructions

COSTAR D.D.S./Ph.D. Applicaton Form

Application Instructions

Personal Statement

Recommendation Form (You must submit three recommendations.)

- Submit your prior research experience, publications and research interests. (CV).

Program Information 

The program requires that trainees spend the first three years focusing on the graduate Ph.D. component and to enter the customized dental school training component only after completing the Ph.D. qualifying exam and making significant progress with their dissertation research. 

The remaining requirements of the Ph.D. program (dissertation research and preparation) will be conducted concurrently with requirements of the D.D.S. curriculum. It is anticipated that the combined program will take at least seven years to complete.

Timeline

The D.D.S./Ph.D. program requires that trainees spend the first three years focusing on the graduate Ph.D. component. By the time the students enter the customized dental school training program they will have completed the qualifying exam, all Ph.D.-related laboratory research rotations, have selected a thesis topic and major advisor, and made extensive progress with their research. 

In year four, trainees will begin the dental school curriculum. Limited time for pursuit of thesis research activities will be available throughout the dental school curriculum (exempted courses, summers). The amount and specifics of time available will be determined on an individual trainee basis through consultation with the trainee major advisor, COSTAR Leadership Council and, if appropriate, with the Altered Curriculum Committee of the Dental School. It is anticipated that the DDS/PhD program will take at least seven years to complete.

Funding

Candidates accepted to the UTHSCSA D.D.S./Ph.D. program can apply for funding through COSTAR. Currently, the stipend from the NIH for predocs is $23,376. However, the actual amount they receive is $26,000, which includes a supplement from the mentor/department. The stipend for predoctoral students changes almost every year based on tuition. This funding will include a stipend, tuition, travel and other training-related expenses. COSTAR pays 60 percent of tuition and fees and 100 percent of insurance. The mentor/department pays 40 percent of tuition and fees. In the event that the student’s program lasts longer than the duration of the grant, the responsibility for funding additional years will be that of the student’s major research advisor. This support is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

Advisory Commitee

When selected for the COSTAR Track I D.D.S./Ph.D. program, each student will be assigned a member of the Leadership Council as an advisor. This individual will work closely with the student and the assigned Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) of the department in which the student is pursuing the Ph.D. until such time that the student chooses a major advisor. At this time the COSTAR Leadership Council Advisor will work closely with the major advisor and appropriate departmental COGS.

Faculty

For a list of program graduate faculty,  click here.


Contact Information:

For research related questions:
Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.  
Professor & Chair, Endodontics
Director of COSTAR Training Program
HARGREAVES@UTHSCSA.EDU

For program related questions:
Temo Garcia
Program Coordinator 
GARCIAC27@UTHSCSA.EDU
210-567-6526

Application Deadline:

School of Dentistry: October 1 / Integrated Biomedical Sciences: January 15 (priority) or March 15 (regular) / Translational Science: November 1

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Cell Systems and Anatomy

 

The Master of Science degree in Cell Systems and Anatomy offers training in areas of anatomical sciences and biotechnology. The curriculum prepares students seeking a Master of Science degree for a fulfilling biomedical career, in academic, industrial or clinical settings. The overall mission of the program is to prepare the next generation of life-long learners and critical thinkers to design and execute innovative basic and translational research, and to address the most important and challenging knowledge gaps in basic biology, human health, and disease. 

For more information, click here.

Admission Requirements

- Bachelor's degree with a Natural Science major (to include general biology, general chemistry, general physics and calculus) 

- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) 

- A minimum score of 308 (1200 on the old scale) in the GRE (verbal + quantitative) is preferred

About the Program

There are two parallel tracks in the Program: Anatomical Sciences and Biotechnology Tracks with some overlapping requirements but distinct curricula. The program of graduate study (i.e. the track elected) leading to the Master's Degree will depend upon the student and the professional career for which the student is preparing.

The Anatomical Sciences track is a non-thesis track and does not require laboratory research. The program provides unique opportunities to teach and tutor medical, dental, and other health professions students. Over 40 percent of graduates moved on to medical or dental school in past five years.

The Biotechnology track focuses on using cutting-edge biotechnology available including Next-Gen sequencing, optical imaging in live cells and animals. Over 80 percent of graduates in last five years now working at major biotech/pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.

Anatomical Sciences Track 

- Interdisciplinary human gross anatomy course with full cadaveric dissection

- 40% of graduates moved on to medical or dental school in past 5 years

- Unique opportunities to teach and tutor medical, dental and other health professions students 

- Highly acclaimed teaching faculty with many awards including the prestigious Piper Professorships, UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards and UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence Awards

Biotechnology Track 

- Cutting-edge biotechnology available including Next-Gen sequencing, optical imaging in live cells and animals

- 80% of graduates in last 5 years now working at major biotech/big pharma companies and academic institutions

- Graduates of the program have won the annual Guarino award, the top institution-wide prize for M.S. graduates, in each of the last 4 years

- 40 Faculty members with state-of-the-art laboratories conducting exciting basic science and translational research in Aging, Cancer Biology, Cell & Organelle Biology, DNA Repair & Mutagenesis, Neurobiology and Stem Cells

Plan of Study-Anatomical Sciences Track 

First Year Fall Semester

                                                                                                                                                           
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
CSBL 5032Dental Histology5
MEDI 5070Responsible Conduct of Patient-Oriented Clinical Research2
CSBL 6060Anatomical Sciences Thesis1

First Year Spring Semester

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
CSBL 5022Inter-Professional Human Gross Anatomy5.5
CSBL 5015History of Anatomy2.5
CSBL 6059Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine1
CSBL 6060Anatomical Sciences Thesis 1

Second Year Fall Semester

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
IBMS 5047Neuro-anatomy2
CSBL 6071Supervised Teaching (Medical or Dental Gross Anatomy)2
CSBL 6072Presentation Skills0.5
CSBL 6060Anatomical Sciences Thesis 4

Second Year Spring Semester

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
ElectiveAdvanced Cell Biology or Developmental Biology2
CSBL 6071Supervised Teaching (Inter-professional Gross Anatomy)3
CSBL 6060Anatomical Sciences Thesis4
CSBL 6072Presentation Skills 0.5

Plan of Study-Biotechnology Track

First Year Fall Semester

                                                                                                                       
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
IBMS 5000Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences 8
INTD 5082Responsible Conduct of Research1.5

First Year Spring Semester

                                                                                                                                                           
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
CSBL 6097Research4
CSBL 5095Experimental Design & Data Analysis3

Electives2

Second Year Fall Semester

                                                                                                                       
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
CSBL 6097Research8
CSBL 6072Presentation Skills0.5

Second Year Spring Semester

                                                                                                                       
Course NumberCourseSemester Credit Hours
CSBL 6098Thesis8.5
CSBL 6072Presentation Skills0.5

Faculty

For a list of faculty, click here


Contact Information:
Yidong Bai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(210) 567-0561
Baiy@uthscsa.edu

Donna Navarro
Academic Program Coordinator
NAVARROD3@UTHSCSA.EDU
210-567-5075

Application Deadline:
Fall/March 31

Program Handbook:
MS CSA Graduate Program Handbook

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Clinical Investigation and Translational Science

The Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science (MS-CITS) program trains clinicians who are interested in conducting clinical investigations. 

Eligible students include physicians, nurses, dentists, allied health professionals, and currently enrolled UT Health Science Center graduate students. Students will have the opportunity to become expert in the design and conduct of outstanding multidisciplinary, patient-oriented research studies involving direct interaction with human subjects in culturally diverse settings.

The M.S. degree in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours and submission of one full-length research manuscript to a peer reviewed scientific or medical journal. For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a sufficient educational background in the biological or biomedical sciences. It is expected that most applicants will have a health professional degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D., or B.S. or M.S. in nursing and/or allied health) or a B.S./B.A. or M.S. degree with emphasis in a health related discipline.

The following general requirements will be applied: 

- A medical, dental, masters and/or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or an U.S. equivalent degree and training at a foreign institution as determined by an evaluation from the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or the World Education Services, Inc. (WES) of the foreign transcripts. 

- A grade point average (GPA) no lower than B (3.00 in a 4.00 system) in the last 60 hours of coursework for a BS/BA degree or a GPA of at least 3.0 for applicants with a MS degree.

- A satisfactory score for the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A minimum of 300 (1,000 for scores prior to August 2011) for the combined scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE is required. Scores on GRE tests taken more than five years prior to the date of application will not be accepted. Applicants who have completed a graduate degree in a health-related discipline or an U.S. equivalent degree (if awarded from a foreign institution, in a health-related discipline) (MD, DDS, RN, or PhD) are exempted from the requirement to complete the GRE. 

- A minimum score of 560 on the paper version or 68 on the internet version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for applicants from countries where English is not the native language. Scores on the TOEFL and IELTS (academic version) tests taken more than two years prior to the date of matriculation will not be accepted.

About The Program

The MS-CITS Program was established in September 2000 – the first class was enrolled in August 2001. The MS-CITS Program is part of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, which is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH/NCATS) (UL1 TR001120). The MS-CITS Program is interdisciplinary and involves all five UT Health Science Center Schools.

The course format emphasizes active learning with readings, problem solving, and homework assignments for each week. The assigned work is reviewed and analyzed in weekly sessions with course participants taking the responsibility and lead for initiating the discussions. This web site is constantly evolving to improve communication and support the education mission of the MS-CITS Program (e.g., disseminating course slides and notes). To see the year plan, click here

The MS-CITS courses are highly integrated – i.e., topics taught in one course are concurrently reinforced in others. For example, when case-control study design is taught in the research methodology course, the concurrent sessions in biostatistics focus on the strategies and methods for analyzing case-control studies. Each semester consists of 16 weeks. A total of 30 semester credit hours (SCH) is necessary to complete a Masters program in the University of Texas system (e.g., a class that meets for 1 hour per week for 16 weeks constitutes 1 SCH). The UT Health Science Center Schools Graduate School considers students who are enrolled in 8 SCH per semester as full time.

The scope and sequence of the courses is structured so students will be able to strategically incorporate their learning into their mentored research projects. Responsible Conduct of Patient Oriented Clinical Research is given in the first semester to facilitate the ability of program participants to write consent forms and obtain Institutional Review Board approval. The first semester Patient Oriented Clinical Research Methods and Biostatistics courses cover topics related to cross-sectional and case-control studies - the research designs logistically most likely to be completed during a two-year training program. Scientific writing is positioned in the third semester of the sequence, a time when participants are likely to have original data and are beginning to analyze and write up the results. 

How do I apply to the program? 

To apply to the MS-CITS Program you must complete and submit the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on-line application and all required documentation as listed in the MS-CITS Handbook and on the MS-CITS Applicant Checklist.

Application requirements 

Completed and submitted GSBS online application. Official test scores, transcripts, and foreign transcript translations, mentioned above, should be sent to: Registrar’s Office-Graduate Admissions - MSC 7702 UTHSCSA 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

1. The GSBS online application can be found on the GSBS homepage at http://gsbs.uthscsa.edu/.

2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. 

3. Course by Course Translation of ALL foreign transcripts to include GPA and U.S. degree equivalency by the ECE or WES agencies. 

4. Official GRE scores taken within the past five (5) years.

5. Official TOEFL or IELTS (academic version) scores taken within the past two (2) years for foreign national applicants.

6. A Statement of Purpose (a.k.a. Personal Statement) (1-2 pages) that includes a brief description of the applicant’s background, long term research and/or career goals, and an indication of the basis for application into the MS-CITS Program including how this program fits into the applicant’s career objectives. The Statement of Purpose should be submitted with the online application to the GSBS.

7. A current curriculum vitae. This should be submitted with the online application to the GSBS.

8. A copy of current visa for foreign national applicants.

9.Copy of U.S. Medical License/Certificate for licensed health care professionals. 

10. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate level studies in clinical investigation and translational science. These letters should be uploaded to the Recommendation Form by the individual recommenders who will receive an e-mail from the online application system with a link to the Recommendation Form. 

- Residents or fellows in an approved UTHSCSA residency or fellowship program are required to submit one (1) of the three (3) letters from the departmental chair with a statement indicating the availability and approval of release time for the completion of the MS-CITS educational and research activities. 

- Staff employed at The UTHSCSA are required to submit one (1) of the three (3) letters from their authorized supervisor with a statement indicating the availability and approval of release time for the completion of the MS-CITS educational and research activities. 

- Faculty (non-tenured only, includes faculty who are on the tenure tack but have not received tenure) at The UTHSCSA are required to submit one (1) of the three (3) letters from the Chair of his/her department. In addition, the Chair’s letter must have the approval signatures of both the Dean of the school that houses the department and the President of The UTHSCSA. (See the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP), Policy 3.2.5)

How long will it take to earn the degree?

Students enrolling full-time should complete their MS-CITS degree in two years. Students enrolling part-time can expect to complete their MS-CITS degree in three to four years. 5. How many credit hours are needed to earn the MS-CITS degree? A total of 30 semester credit hours (sch) are required to obtain the MS-CITS degree. There are 18 sch of required didactic courses, 1.0 sch of thesis, and typically the remaining 11.0 sch are obtained by taking the research course; however, the MS-CITS elective course sch can also be counted towards the 11.0 sch.

Can I be a part time student?

Students may complete the MS-CITS program as a part-time or full-time student. Part-time matriculation takes longer to earn the MS-CITS degree, but provides the necessary flexibility for students and their divisions to accomplish their clinical and administrative work, while participating in an educational program. All MS-CITS classes are scheduled during the week, Monday through Friday. Class times are subject to change. Typically, classes are held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. as not to break up the work day.

In order to receive the Master of Science Degree in Clinical Investigation you must complete the 30 semester credit hours and submit one full-length research manuscript to a peer reviewed scientific or medical journal.

Can I apply if I have a J-1 Visa or if I want to obtain an F-1 Visa?

Yes. However, individuals obtaining an F-1 visa must attend full-time as required by the F-1 visa rules and there are enrollment principles for individuals with J-1 Visa status. Enrollment principles for students with J-1 visa are as follows:

- Enrollment in classes must be incidental to their primary activities for which they came to the UTHSCSA.

- Enrollment must be part-time with no more than 3.0 semester credit hours (sch) of didactic course work.

- The 3.0 sch will be in formal lecture and seminar courses which are “incident to” the purpose of the visa. To request an extension to take more than the allowed 3.0 sch an individual will need to contact the Office of International Services at (210) 567-6241 and speak to your case supervisor.

- Enrollment in the research course must be done under the supervision of your research mentor. The research course must directly relevant to and obtained from the work you are conducting in the United States. The number of research credits allowed per semester will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the individual circumstances of the student.

At no time will participation in the MS-CITS program interfere with the timely completion of the duties and responsibilities for which the visa status was granted for admission to the United States. These principles assure that the Federal Rules and Regulations for the visa process are upheld while creating a pathway by which foreign nationals may participate in clinical research education at the UTHSCSA. Acceptance into the MS-CITS Program does not guarantee approval of an applicant’s F-1 Visa. The F-1 Visa must be obtained and the student must be able to begin class within the first two weeks of class or the student will be required to re-apply to the MS-CITS Program

Do I need to have my foreign transcripts translated? 

Yes, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences requires that all foreign transcripts be translated by providing a listing of all courses taken and the cumulative grade point average. Approved credentialing agencies can be found on the Office of International Services (http://uthscsa.edu/ois/).

What is the GRE and am I required to take it? 

The GRE is the Graduate Record Exam. More information can be found at http://www.gre.org/. The GRE is required by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. However, the MS-CITS Program will waive the GRE for applicants who have completed a graduate degree in a health related discipline (e.g. M.D., D.D.S., R.N., or Ph.D.).


Donald M. Dougherty, Ph.D.
Director and COGS Chair, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Translational Science Program  

Contact Information:
Lora Tumlinson

Academic Programs Coordinator
TUMLINSON@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-4631 

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Application Deadline:
Spring/October 1
Fall/April 1

Students requiring F-1 or J-1 visa:

Fall/February 1

Program Handbook:
MS Clinical Investigation and Translational Science Graduate Program Handbook

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Translational Science

The Graduate Certificate in Translational Science (CTS) is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other health care professionals with a formal introduction to the essential components involved in the advancement of scientific discoveries in basic biomedical research into clinical applications and improvements in human health. For more information, click here.


Linda M. McManus, Ph.D.
Director, Certificate in Translational Science Program
Donald M. Dougherty, Ph.D. 
Associate Director, Certificate in Translational Science Program

Contact Information: 
Lora Tumlinson

Academic Programs Coordinator
TUMLINSON@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-4631

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Application Deadline:
Spring/October 1
Fall/April 1

Program Handbook:
Translational Science Certification Program Handbook

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M.D./Ph.D. Program

The M.D./Ph.D. Program is for students who are committed to becoming physician-scientists and who wish to conduct rigorous, hypothesis-driven laboratory or population-based research into some of the most vexing biomedical problems we face, including: cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, infectious diseases, obesity and diabetes, neurological/psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

This dual degree program is a seven-to nine-year program, in which students complete two years in the School of Medicine, then embark full-time on their Ph.D. dissertation research for three to five years and then students will finish their final two years in the School of Medicine.

The program was ranked 5th out of 113 programs nationwide that reported training M.D./Ph.D. students during the 2015-2016 academic year and 4th for highest percentage of students who received NIH F30 or F31 grants.

For more information about the program, click here. To view a news article, click here

Admission Information 

To apply, apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) website. You should select the Combined M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. The AMCAS application is the only application that you need to complete in order to be considered for admissions into our M.D./Ph.D. program. We participate in AMCAS Letters service, and thus, there is no need to send additional letters of recommendation beyond those selected in AMCAS. Please note that if you want also to be considered for admissions into the M.D. program at UT School of Medicine San Antonio, you must submit an application using the TMDSAS application system prior to the M.D. program deadline. In this case, you should check the box that indicates that you also submitted an AMCAS M.D./Ph.D. application.

The deadline for the M.D./Ph.D. AMCAS application is November 1st, whereas the deadline for the TMDSAS application of the M.D. program is October 1st. There is no secondary application for the M.D./Ph.D. program. The admissions sub-committee of the M.D./Ph.D. Advisory Committee will select applicants for combined M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. interviews starting the review in early August. Applicants will be notified via email. In some cases, the M.D. program determines to invite an applicant that had not been reviewed yet or that was selected for the alternate pool for the M.D./Ph.D. In this particular case, please contact the program director to request an administrative review. Please keep in mind that the M.D./Ph.D. program reviews applications until they have been verified by AMCAS which might take 6 weeks, whereas the M.D. program might review the TMDSAS application sooner. Failure to gain an invitation for interview or acceptance into the M.D./Ph.D. program will not jeopardize a decision to invite for interview or extend an acceptance to the M.D. program of the School of Medicine.

The M.D./Ph.D. program is seeking individuals who have demonstrated a passion for biomedical research. This passion must be described clearly in the M.D./Ph.D. essay. Sustain inquiry and investigation within a biomedical laboratory for at least one year is typically needed. Presentations and/or publications are not necessary but they improve the quality of an application. Some clinical shadowing experience is needed to develop an informed reflection that leads to the determination for pursuing a clinical degree. M.D./Ph.D. programs are very competitive requiring high academic standards.

After submission of the AMCAS application, the candidates could submit additional information of significance such as publications, presentations, awards, or the result of an additional MCAT score. These submissions should be made electronically to the M.D./Ph.D. Program Director. Additional resources for the M.D./Ph.D. application can be found on the AMCAS website or AMCAS FAQ

Interviews

Our interviews are a combined effort with the M.D-program in an intensive 1½ day setting on Thursday-Friday. We value a passion for biomedical science research, curiosity and p.ersistence. Our M.D./Ph.D. Academic Program Coordinator will be emailing itineraries about a week prior to your interview. The structure of a typical combined interview is as follows:

Thursday

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Optional Lunch at noon (applicants and current students) at STRF

1:15 pm – 3:45 pm Faculty and current student M.D./Ph.D. interviews (3 graduate faculty, 1 student)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Research Facilities Tour

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Check-in to hotel(s)

6:10 pm Pick-up for dinner

6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Dinner with Dr. Cavazos at Luce (program presentation)

Friday

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (2nd floor library room) – program presentation

8:00 am – 9:10 am 7 min Scientific Chalk-talk and Q&A with M.D./Ph.D. leadership (2nd floor library room)

9:15 am – 1:30 pm SOM Interviews (1 M.D. faculty interview)

1:45 pm – 4:15 pm M.D./Ph.D. Interviews (4th floor library room) – M.D./Ph.D. leadership interviews (3 faculty)

4:15 pm Departure to Airport (15 min away from campus)

7:00 pm Optional Dinner with current M.D./Ph.D. students

We do not have a secondary application and our M.D./Ph.D. program does not fund travel or hotel for this initial interview. If you are accepted into our M.D./Ph.D. program, we will pay for travel expenses of your 2nd visit to our program typically in early March or later. If you are interested to be considered for our M.D. program, you must also submit a TMDSAS application: www.tmdsas.com

The San Antonio airport is about 15 minutes away from campus, and security lines often take 20 minutes or less. Parking on campus is provided. The School of Medicine. Information about suggested hotels can be found at: http://som.uthscsa.edu/mdphd/interviews.asp


More about the Chalk Talk:

It is a verbal presentation without slides about one of your research projects in front of the M.D./Ph.D. leadership and with no other applicants attending. The intent is that you don't have to keep repeating the same thing to each of your interviewers, but that you get into a more meaningful discussion, because they heard you talk about one of your experiences and goals. No PowerPoint presentations are allowed, but you are given a Magic Marker (rather than chalk) and a board to draw if you need. You can bring your notes, and only one figure in a letter size (5 copies).

Take one of your research experiences and expand it a bit. You could briefly discuss the main question or hypothesis, what type of experiments you did, which led to a particular outcome in terms of answering that question, and perhaps, presentations or publications. The presentation is intended to be about 7 minutes in duration starting with your prior research and ending on broadly what field or area you want pursue in your PhD research. This is followed with about 3 min of brief questions (not about “grilling” your understanding as a PhD qualifier might be) from the 4-6 interviewers (with goal for a total of 10 min for each applicant in the group). We want to know what you did and why; we are not that interested in what the lab does.

Admission Decision

The Program Director is the advocate for each of the applicants. Decisions for admission are made after careful and holistic review of the interviewed applicants by the Admissions Committee. We value a passion for biomedical science research, curiosity and persistence.” After October 15th, our M.D./Ph.D. program may extend initial offers of acceptance in a rolling manner but in a limited number. By December 31st, applicants will be notified via email of their M.D./Ph.D. status as to whether they are accepted, waitlisted, or rejected. Applicants interviewed in January will be notified of their status two weeks after the interview.

Applicants may accept offers from more than one medical school or M.D./Ph.D. programs. Applicants who are Texas residents might also participate in the match for the M.D. programs without the risk of an offer being withdrawn by our M.D./Ph.D. program. To participate in the M.D. program match, the applicant must be a legal resident of Texas, have submitted an application to TMDSAS, and have been interviewed at least one medical school. These applicants, even if accepted into any M.D. or DO only program, may still be accepted into our combined M.D./Ph.D. program should an offer be extended after the match but before the beginning of orientation at the medical school that the applicant matched. For more information about the M.D. program match, please review the TMDSAS website.

In fairness to all applicants, a candidate who receives more than one offer should decline any offer from a school that he/she definitely does not plan to attend as soon as that decision is made. Offers of acceptance should only be considered valid if an acceptance letter is received. Verbal offers of acceptance or ranking are not binding to either the applicant or medical schools. After April 30th, applicants holding acceptances to more than our M.D./Ph.D. program must choose the specific school or program at which the applicant prefers to enroll and withdraw his/her application, by written electronic correspondence from our or other programs from which acceptance offers have been received. Applicants in the alternate list will be notified electronically typically between April 15th and May 15th. Our first day of class is June 1st with a six week laboratory rotation prior to the start of the MS-1 curriculum.

Program Information

M.D./Ph.D. students begin their programmatic experience with a comprehensive orientation to the interdisciplinary research tracks reflecting the full array of areas of biomedical investigation. A strong institutional asset is the presence of the NIH-sponsored CTSA, which has developed a Ph.D. program in Translational Science and a Certificate in Translational Science. These are also available to M.D./Ph.D. students as a primary Ph.D. program or minor track to a traditional biomedical PhD program with additional coursework emphasizing translational science. Here is a brief video about our M.D./Ph.D. program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm5OtSUbJt8

Year In Program 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Abbreviation Medical
School
Year 1 (MS1)
MS2 Graduate
School
Year 1 (GS1)
GS2 GS3 GS4
(optional)
MS3 MS4

The M.D./Ph.D. program is planned to take from 7-8 years. Four of these years are spent in medical school and can be divided into two portions: two years of pre-clinical traning and two years of clinical training. At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, we segregate the preclinical and clinical training by the insertion of graduate studies. This is to the advantage of the student as credit for many graduate courses can be substituted with previous medical school courses.

During the summer prior to the first year of Medical School (MS1), M.D./Ph.D. students perform their first lab rotation. Students experience a second lab rotation during the summer between MS1 and MS2. If needed, students can organize a third lab rotation after taking the STEP1 of the USMLE examination in June after MS2, before their first year of graduate school (GS1). The Advisory Committee periodically reviews the qualifications of the roster of approved supervising mentors at least every three years and prior to acceptance of one of our M.D./Ph.D. students into their labs.

Key aspects that are considered include quality of mentoring and track record of funding and publications. Students select their supervising professor by the summer before GS1 and are expected to complete their Ph.D. degree within four years, after which, they return to medical school to complete MS3 and MS4 and earn their M.D. degree. In addition to the training enrichment provided by the laboratory and track or program in which the student is enrolled for the Ph.D. degree, the M.D./Ph.D. program provides for a number of integrated enrichment activities that involve all students enrolled in the program whether they are in their medical school or graduate school years. Enrichment activities include our monthly Bench-to-Bedside seminar series, annual M.D./Ph.D. program retreat, grant writing seminars, attendance to national meetings, social activities, and participation in recruitment. 

Teaching is an integral component as students make formal presentations at least twice a year (Bench to Bedside seminar and annual retreat) as well as within their departments/tracks, and M.D./Ph.D. students tutor students in lower classes including at the grant writing seminar. A formal grant submission is required as part of the M.D./Ph.D. education. During the spring semester of the graduate school phase, a 10-week clinical rotation of one half-day in the outpatient clinic of the student's choice will be implemented starting in January, 2012. A refresher course on clinical skills is offered every June to prepare students who are finishing the Ph.D. degree for re-entry into their third year clinical clerkships.

Program Statistics

Applicant Data

Class Number of Applicants Median MCAT Median GPA
2016 180 30 3.66
2015 159 30 3.63
2014 169 31 3.64
2013 162 30 3.62
2012 82 31 3.64
2011 57 28 3.63
2010 75 29 3.60

Matriculation Data 

Class Median MCAT Median GPA
2016 35 3.83
2015 34 3.91
2014 35 3.59
2013 36 3.70
2012 33 3.42
2011 31 3.52
2010 31 3.72

Financial Support

Financial support includes a stipend throughout all medical school years and tuition, fees, and fringe benefits provided through all years of enrollment. This support is derived from the M.D./Ph.D. program. During the graduate school phase, supervising professors are expected to provide stipend support as well as tuition and fees. There is an annual stipend of $26,000 provided for the duration of the program including the last two years of medical school. The Biomedical Engineering program annual stipend is $21,000 during the graduate school years. However, the M.D./Ph.D. Program will compensate the extra $5,000 to comensurate the $26,000 stipend for the BME Program. Upon re-entry into medical school, support is provided for four semesters. The M.D./Ph.D. program also provides for tuition and fees during all years within the medical school phase of the program.

Faculty

For a list of faculty, click here.

Alumni

For a list of alumni, click here.

Contact Information:

José E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean & Director for the M.D./Ph.D. Program
CAVAZOSJ@UTHSCSA.EDU

Ricardo C T Aguiar, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Program Director for the M.D./Ph.D. Program
AGUIARR@UTHSCSA.EDU

Alfred Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Program Director for the M.D./Ph.D. Program
FisherA2@uthscsa.edu

Jennifer Schmerber, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
schmerber@uthscsa.edu

Application Deadline:
November 1

STIPEND:

Students receive a stipend of $26,000. The M.D./Ph.D. program also provides for tuition and fees during all years within the medical school phase of the program.

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Dental Hygiene

The Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree is an online program that specializes in preparing entry-level faculty or leaders in dental public health.

The program is student-centered, individualized and flexible. The faculty is committed to facilitating the development of creative, thinking professionals who are competent to pursue careers in teaching, public/community health care, and research. 

Students have the opportunity to share their experiences, knowledge and skills, work cooperatively with colleagues, and explore a variety of resources to help them reach their maximum potential as health care professionals. 

For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree from a nationally and regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

- Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program recognized by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) within the United States and Canada.

- Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination.

- Current licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist in any state in the United States or Canada.

Graduate Record Examinations General Aptitude Test (GRE) or on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Must be taken within the past 5 years and scores sent to the program director. There is no minimum score required.

- Applicants from countries where English is not the native language, are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 68 (Internet), 220 (computer), or 560 (paper) is required.

About the Program

Our program allows you to complete coursework online, but there may be required trips to the UT Health San Antonio's dental school for orientation. Some of the courses include organizational leadership, biostatistics, health promotion, research ethics among others. 

Process

ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) is the centralized application service for applicants to dental hygiene programs. For applicants who wish to become dental hygienists, or are licensed hygienists and would like to continue their education, ADEA DHCAS is the place to research programs and submit an application. We consider many factors including bilingual ability, community service, awards, and recommendations. Dental school admission is a competitive process. Decisiions are based on a composite of the applicant's overall professional and academic ability. 

- Complete ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service application

Two recommendation forms initiated by ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service

- Send official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and mail transcripts to ADEA DHCAS. Upon acceptance, please submit all official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar. International applicants must have transcripts from foreign universities evaluated prior to submission.

- A personal interview with representatives of the master’s in dental hygiene degree program may be required.

- Recommendation for admission by the Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) for Dental Hygiene Division and approval by the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health San Antonio.

- A statement of intent

Plan of Study

The sample plan of study for the Master of Science Dental Hygiene program shows the normal semesters in which courses are scheduled to be taught. However, not all courses are taught during every semester listed. Electives may only be offered when sufficient students are interested in taking the courses. 36 semester hours are required.

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
DENH 5007Clinical Administration Practicum 4.0
DENH 5010Teaching Internship 3.0
DENH 5015Public Health Practicum4.0
DENH 5022Research Apprenticeship3.0
INTD 5023Research Ethics 1.0
DENH 5026Research Principles and Applications3.0
DENH 5036Health Promotion3.0
DENH 5091Special Topics: TBA 1.0 to 3.0
DENH 5903Organizational Leadership3.0
DENH 5924 Biostatics3.0
DENH 5926 Preclinical Teaching Practicum 4.0
DENH 6091Independent Study3.0
DENH 6098 Thesis 6.0 to 9.0

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
DENH 5003 Current Issues in Dental Hygiene3.0
DENH 5005In Absentia0.0
DENH 5007 Clinical Administration Practicum 4.0
DENH 5010 Teaching Internship 2.0
DENH 5017Clinical Teaching Practicum4.0
DENH 5022 Research Apprenticeship 3.0
DENH 5024 Professional Communication3.0
DENH 5027Summer Institute in Aging 3.0
DENH 5028 Public Health Policy3.0
DENH 5050Educational Principles and Application3.0
DENH 5091Special Topics: TBA 1.0 to 3.0
DENH 6091Independent Study 3.0
DENH 6098Thesis 6.0 to 9.0

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition may vary depending on coursework and academic needs. The cost is on average $24,273 for continuing students and $22, 583 a year for graduating students. This chart gives an estimate, which is subject to change. Grants, loans, and financial aid for the dental hygiene program is available. Our advisers can assist you. 

Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is expected to grow. Opportunities for graduates include dental management, teaching, marketing, sales and research. Your future can include positions with:

- Colleges and universities

- Hospitals with dental programs

- Public health agencies

- Insurance companies

- Pharmaceutical companies

- Corporations


Contact Information:

Melanie Taverna, M.S. RDH

Director of Dental Hygiene Online Graduate Programs
taverna@uthscsa.edu
(210) 567-3858

Application Deadline:
April 30

Program Handbook:
MSDH Handbook

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OVERVIEW

We offer a wide variety of academic programs that attract students pursuing advanced educational opportunities in the biomedical sciences. 

  • Ph.D. Programs

  • M.S. Programs

  • D.D.S./Ph.D. Program

  • M.D./Ph.D. Program

  • M.D./Ph.D. Program

  • Non-Degree Student Status

Dental Science

The Master of Science in Dental Science degree offers programs in five areas of dental science:

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Endodontics
Orthodontics
Periodontics
Prosthodontics

These programs are directed toward providing opportunities for the development of well-trained clinicians competent to provide broad spectrum care and teachers with a comprehensive background of clinical experience, current basic science knowledge relevant to dentistry, and an understanding of research methodology. 

The graduate degree requires a thesis based on investigative projects, teaching activity, and clinical experience. 


Contact Information:

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Marcel Noujeim, D.D.S., M.S.

Assistant Professor
(210) 567-2864
NOUJEIM@UTHSCSA.EDU

Ninette Roberson, PHR
Academic Programs Coordinator
(210) 567-3341
ROBERSONN@UTHSCSA.EDU


Endodontics

John Suchina, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor
(210) 567-3381
SUCHINA@UTHSCSA.EDU

Sarah Saenz
Program Coordinator
(210) 567-3394
SAENZS3@UTHSCSA.EDU


Orthodontics

Ravikumar Anthony, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S. 

Clinical Instructor
(210) 567-3514
ANTHONYR@UTHSCSA.EDU

S. Maggie Medrano
Academic Programs Coordinator
(210) 567-3589
MEDRANOSM@UTHSCSA.EDU


Periodontics

Brian Mealey, D.D.S., M.S.

Professor
(210) 567-3567
MEALEY@UTHSCSA.EDU

Shirley Kraft
Admissions Officer-Senior
(210) 567-3589
KRAFTS@UTHSCSA.EDU

Prosthodontics
Ronald Verrett, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor
(210) 567-6460
VERRETT@UTHSCSA.EDU

Nancy Smith
Academic Programs Coordinator
SMITHNL@UTHSCSA.EDU

Application Deadline:
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology - Fall/Nov 1
Endodontics - Fall/July 15
Orthodontics - Fall/
Periodontics - Fall/July 15
Prosthodontics - Fall/Aug 15

Program Handbook:
MSDS Program Handbook

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Non-Degree Student Status

An individual who wishes to enroll in courses in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences without entering a formal degree program must apply for admission as a non-degree student. The basic requirements for such admission are the same as those for degree-seeking students except letters of recommendation and the GRE are not required. Non-degree applicants are also required to provide authorization for a security background and sanction check to be performed at the time of application. 

A non-degree student must receive approval of registration each semester by the Dean of the Graduate School and by the instructor of each course, maintain a grade point average of at least a B (3.0 in 4.0 system) in courses taken as a non-degree student, and maintain a maximum course load of twelve semester hours in fall or spring semesters. 

In exceptional circumstances, an individual who is under consideration for admission to a degree program in the Graduate School may be permitted to register for a greater course load, with the concurrence of the Graduate Advisor of the degree program concerned. In general, students may not register as a non-degree student for more than four consecutive semesters. 

All grades received as a non-degree student will be included in the graduate student's transcript and in computation of the cumulative GPA if the student is admitted subsequently to a graduate program.  Under special circumstances, such as the computation of the GPA to determine academic probation, the Dean may grant exceptions to this policy. The grading policy for non-degree students are the same as those for degree-seeking students. 

Non-degree student status will not be granted to premedical students for the purpose of taking School of Medicine course. International students currently residing abroad should consult with the immigration office prior to submitting an application as a non-degree student. In most instances, only degree-seeking applicants are eligible to apply for visa status to initiate study abroad. 


Contact Information:

Giovanna D'Ambra
Program Coordinator
DAMBRA@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-3711

Application Deadline:
Spring/November 1
Fall/May 1

Medical Health Physics

The Master of Science in Medical Health Physics degree pertains to (1) the safe use of x rays, gamma rays, electron and other charged particle beams of neutrons or radionuclides and of radiation from sealed radionuclide sources for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, except with regard to the application of radiation to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and (2) the instrumentation required to perform appropriate radiation surveys.

The curriculum provides an opportunity for students to acquire a core of fundamental knowledge through a synergistic program of formal courses, seminars, teaching opportunities and hand-on research experience. 

For more information, click here.

Program Statistics

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Number of applicants each year 21 31 21 14 10 11 4
Number of students offered admission each year 6 7 9 4 2 0 2
Number of new students matriculating each year 2 4 1 4 0 0 1
Total number of students matriculating each year 10 11 12 10 10 3 1
Number of students graduating each year 4 2 1 5 5 2 0

Curriculum

Course List

Medical Health Physics Year Plan

Faculty

For a list of faculty, click here

Alumni

For a list of alumni, click here


Contact Information:

Beth Goins, Ph.D.
Professor/Research, Radiology
COGS Chair, Graduate Program of Medical Health Physics
GOINS@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5544

Geoffrey Clarke, Ph.D.
Professor/Research, Radiology
Director, Graduate Program of Medical Health Physics
CLARKEG@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5552

Loretta Edwards
Academic Programs Coordinator
EDWARDS@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5550

Application Deadline:
Fall/February 1

Program Handbook:
Radiological Sciences/Medical Health Physics Operating Manual

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Nursing Science

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Nursing Science is designed to prepare clinical nurse scientists with curriculum content to include philosophy of science, research methods and techniques, nursing theories, statistical methods, and specialist preparation in an area of clinical nursing practice. 

The program prepares the student for a career as a clinical nurse scientist who, through course selection and experiences, develops as a teacher and disseminator of knowledge within professional, academic, and clinical arenas. 

For more information, click here. To read an article on the program, click here.

Admission Requirements

- Bachelors in Nursing and/or Masters in Nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing (NLNAC, CCNE) 

- Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas or Compact License 

- Grade Point Average of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required 

- Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended are required, regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. 

- Statistics course 

- Three letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral education in nursing. 

- Current resume or curriculum vitae 

- Statement of Goals and Interests (submitted directly to the School of Nursing)

- Graduate Record Examination General (aptitude) test (verbal and quantitative sections) taken within the last 5 years. 

- Interview 

Applicants who have completed college-level coursework outside of the United States must have all international coursework evaluated, which can be completed by sending transcripts to a foreign credential evaluation service. 

- International applicants must have one official copy of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score. TOEFL and IELTS scores are to be no more than two years old. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required on paper examination; 250 on computer-based examination; or 68 on the internet based examination. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. TOEFL school code: 3383

Once Conditional Admission is Granted, The Following Items Are Required

- Current CPR Certification (American Heart Association) 

Current Immunizations

- Current health insurance 

- Pass criminal background check

How to Apply

Online application submitted via NursingCAS. View a video overview on completing NursingCAS application. Applications, references, and transcripts for the program is due by February 1 for Fall admission. Click here to view Ph.D. and DNP comparison chart.

Tuition and Fees

Resident: $37,532* (Subject to change, consult Financial Aid

Non Resident: $44,852* (Subject to change, consult Financial Aid

Financial Aid

To be considered for scholarships or financial aid, admitted students must complete the FAFSA form, which can be found online at fafsa.ed.gov. The application should be completed once you have accepted an offer of admission. The school code is 003659.

Once admitted, students will be instructed to complete a scholarship application, which will be included in their new student paperwork. Scholarship funds are distributed based on students applications for financial aid, GPA, and other criteria specified by scholarship guidelines.

Students may also pursue scholarship and financial aid from external sources. Local hospitals and agencies may offer tuition assistance to employees and scholarships to students with promissory notes for payback upon graduation.


Contact Information:

The Office of Nursing Admissions & Student Services

Office of Admissions & Student Services 

7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 7945 

San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

SONadmission@uthscsa.edu
(210) 567-5805

(877) 235-0341 (Toll Free)

Application Deadline:
April 1

Program Handbook:
Graduate Nursing Handbook

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Radiological Sciences

The Radiological Sciences Ph.D. is designed to prepare students to participate in the development and transmission of scientific knowledge in the uses of radiant energy forms in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Doctoral degree programs are offered in studies that concentrate in the general areas of:

- Medical Physics (Therapeutic or Diagnostic Medical Physics Emphasis)
- Radiation Biophysics (Not Biophysics)
- Neuroscience Imaging
- Human Imaging

The curriculum provides a core of fundamental knowledge through a synergistic program of formal courses, seminars, teaching opportunities and hands-on research experience. 

The research program in Radiological Sciences acts as a bridge between basic sciences and the application of such knowledge in the diagnostic and therapeutic processes of medicine. 

For more information, click here.


Contact Information:

Beth Goins, Ph.D.
Professor/Research, Radiology
COGS Chair, Graduate Program of Radiological Sciences
GOINS@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5544

Geoffrey Clarke, Ph.D.
Professor/Research, Radiology
Director, Graduate Program of Radiological Sciences
CLARKEG@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5552

Loretta Edwards
Academic Programs Coordinator
EDWARDS@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-5550

Application Deadline:
Fall/ February 1

Program Handbook:
Radiological Sciences/Medical Health Physics Operating Manual

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Translational Science

The Translational Science Ph.D. program is joint program between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), and The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) Regional Campus in San Antonio. 

This collaboration of four universities to offer a single joint doctoral degree is unique in the UT System. The program is designed to use the existing resources and expertise in specific key areas of each university to offer a strong, diverse, and competitive doctoral program.

The Translational Science Ph.D. program will prepare the next generation of scientists to lead the multi-disciplinary biomedical research teams of the future in increasingly complex research environments. These scientists will advance knowledge in the areas of Type 1 and Type 2 translational research toward the goal of translating basic biomedical scientific discoveries into strategies that will improve healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and community health.

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What is Translational Science? 

Translational Science is an emerging academic and scientific discipline which applies basic biomedical scientific discoveries into real-world applications to improve patient care. TS conduct rigorous studies at different levels of the research process – the basic science laboratory, clinical research discoveries, and applies these research findings toward disease prevention and management, and strategies to improve human, community, and global health. 

Key elements in the translational science process are 

1) applying scientific discoveries in the lab or at the bedside in ways that are more efficient and effective

2) shortening the time between scientific discovery and application. However, the processes (mechanisms) by which application of discoveries and ways to speed their dissemination and implementation are not known, and are the focus of the research in this area. 

As the national discussion establishing the discipline of TS evolves, several descriptions have emerged to define the TS spectrum. To avoid confusion, the following table specifies the terms we will use in this Translational Science Ph.D. program application: 

Admission Requirements

The Translational Science Ph.D. program is an advanced scientific research doctoral program. Admission is based on a student’s total record of achievements. Applicants must demonstrate:

1) Advanced Degree: Applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following: 

a) completion of an advanced Professional Degree (e.g., M.D., DO, D.D.S., MSN, Pharm.D.

b) completion of a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in a health-related, science, public health or social science discipline

c) enrollment in a clinical professional doctoral degree program with intent to graduate prior to the semester for which application is being made

d) enrollment as a M.D./Ph.D. student with successful completion of the two-year pre-clinical curriculum. Enrollment/Graduation must be from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.

2) Documentation of Academic Record: For the purpose of evaluating the application, copies of all transcripts are acceptable for inclusion with the application. If selected for admission, official transcripts will be required from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts must be sent from the college/university in a sealed envelope directly to the Registrar’s Office at the Home institution. Transcripts from foreign colleges/universities must be officially translated into English (if needed, and must also be evaluated, including GPA and equivalent degree, by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc., which are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. The evaluated transcript should be sent from the credentialing agency in a sealed envelope directly to the Registrar’s Office at the Home institution. The applicant should include a copy of the translated and/or evaluated transcripts as part of the application.

3) Demonstration of Ability to Participate in an Advanced Academic Program: Official documentation of a satisfactory score for the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or an equivalent, is required. The GRE score will be considered along with the other admission criteria. Scores on GRE tests taken more than five years prior to the date of application are not acceptable. Applicants may request a waiver for the GRE requirement if they provide evidence that they have earned a doctoral degree (i.e., M.D., DO, J.D., DVM, Pharm.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., etc.) from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution, as evaluated by either Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services, Inc. (WES), are currently certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), have passed all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), or were previously enrolled in the Graduate School of one of the joint degree institutions. Consideration for a waiver of the GRE outside of these guidelines will be made on a case-by-case basis.

4) Demonstration of Proficiency in English (if applicable): Official documentation of a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper test), 225 (computer test), or 86 (Internet-based Test), or a score of 7.0 on the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is required. Scores on TOEFL tests taken more than two years prior to the date of matriculation are not acceptable. TOEFL may be waived for applicants whose post-secondary education was conducted in a country where English is the native language. ECFMG certified physicians will also be granted a TOEFL waiver. Consideration for a waiver outside of these guidelines will be made on a case-by-case basis.

5) Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a personal statement (1-3 pages) that describes the applicant’s past training and experience, future career goals and objectives, scientific research interest, and how the Translational Science Ph.D. program will prepare them to achieve the stated research interest and career goals. The personal statement should be submitted with the online application. The Personal Statement should include but is not limited to:

- A statement of the applicant’s background and purpose for applying to the Translational Science Ph.D. program,

- Applicant’s interest in and commitment to a translational science career

- Applicant’s potential to develop into a successful scientist, as evidenced by research training/experience, prior publications, etc.

- Research interest and its applicability to the Translational Science Ph.D. program

- Identification of a potential Supervising Professor, if applicable

- Career goals and how the Translational Science Ph.D. program will contribute to their attainment

6) Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must provide three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty or other individuals who are familiar with and can provide information about the applicant’s academic, research, and/or professional abilities and performance. In addition, letters of recommendation should provide an assessment of the applicant’s potential to succeed in a doctoral program and develop into an independent research investigator. These letters should be on letterhead and submitted/uploaded with the recommendation form in the online application.

7) Curriculum Vitae: A current CV should be submitted with the online application.

8) Copy of U.S. Medical License/Certificate: If applicable, a copy should be submitted with the online application.

9) Authorization for Criminal Background Check: A background check is required before a recommendation for student admission can be forwarded to the Dean's Office of the Graduate School. This form will be provided by the Translational Science Ph.D. Program Office should be completed by the student, signed, and submitted to the Translational Science Ph.D. Program Office for handling.

10) Immunizations: If admitted to the Translational Science Ph.D. program, all State of Texas immunization requirements must be met prior to registration. A list of the required immunizations for UT Health Science Center may be found at the student services website. Proof of immunization will be required. Because students in the program will attend class and possibly conduct research at four UT institutions, all immunization requirements of all institutions must be met, even if an immunization is not required at a student's Home institution. As a result, students in the  are required to have the hepatitis B immunization. If you are admitted into the Translational Science Ph.D. program, you WILL BE REQUIRED to show proof of completion (or near completion) of the Hepatitis B immunization series or show serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B virus prior to enrollment (Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Part 1 Section 97.63). The Hepatitis B immunization series is administered over a period of six months. You are advised to begin the immunization series as soon as possible after applying for admission.

11) Insurance: All students in the Translational Science Ph.D. program are required to maintain valid medical insurance while enrolled - either through employer, personal purchase, or school-sponsored purchase. You will be required to show proof of insurance or purchase medical insurance each semester.

12) International Students: Students from outside the U.S. who possess the qualifications or equivalents outlined in Admission Requirements are eligible to apply to the Translational Science Ph.D. program. Any international student accepted into the program will be required to have an F-1 student visa, and as a stipulation of the F-1 student visa must be a full-time student in the program.

University Faculty and Staff 

Residents or fellows in an approved residency or fellowship program may enroll as full-time or part-time students, as determined by the residency program. Any faculty member (tenured or non-tenured) may pursue an advanced degree in an institution of The University of Texas System other than the university that employs the faculty member. Non-tenured university faculty may pursue an advanced degree at their university of employment with the written recommendation of his/her department chair and approval of the appropriate Dean and the President. Approved faculty and staff may enroll in coursework only as part-time students and are encouraged to work with their College Dean, Department Chair, and/or Supervisor to determine availability and approval of release time for the completion of the educational and research activities required by the Translational Science Ph.D. program. The amount of course work that can be taken by faculty or staff in a given semester is subject to the ‘quantity of work’ rules outlined in each university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP). Any approved release time should be in accordance with university policy.

How To Apply

The Translational Science Ph.D. program utilizes a single application source through the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Applicants are responsible for the timely submission of application materials to the program in order to meet the deadlines established by each institution’s Graduate School for registration and course enrollment. 

Applications for fall 2017 will be available starting September 1, 2016. The deadline for submission of the application and all supporting documents will be November 1, 2016.

Required documentation for all applicants includes:

- Online application

- College/university transcripts (official)

- GRE scores (if entering with a Master’s degree only)

- Letters of recommendation (3)

- Personal Statement

- Curriculum Vitae

In addition, for Foreign Nationals:

- TOEFL scores

- Visa

In addition, for Licensed Health Care Professionals:

- Medical license/certificate

Official test scores and transcripts should be sent to:

Registrar's Office
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7702
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Institution Code: 6908

Requests for an exemption to general admission requirements that are not addressed in the online application should be addressed to the TS PhD Program Director at:

Program Director at:
TS PhD Program
IIMS – Research Education
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7757
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Application Review

Once complete, all application documents and required admission materials will be made available to the Admissions Committee of the Translational Science Committee on Graduate Studies (TS COGS), which may be the full TS COGS. The Admissions Committee will review each application individually and will consider the applicant’s personal statement, undergraduate and graduate course work and degree(s), scores on the GRE and TOEFL (if applicable), letters of recommendation, CV, and all other required documentation submitted with the online application. Top scoring applicants will be invited for interview with one or more of the Admissions Committee/TS COGS members and/or the Program Director, which may be conducted in-person, by phone, or by computer.

Home Institution Designation

Each student in the Translational Science Ph.D. program must declare a Home institution. The home institution will be the institution of record for admission, dissertation research, and graduation, and it will be the primary institution for fees, financial aid, student health services, and other student services.

Based on the information provided in the application and at interview, a Home institution that best meets the needs and interests of the applicant will be determined by the TS COGS Admissions Committee or TS COGS. Agreement must be reached between the applicant and the committee or the Translational Science Ph.D. Program Director prior to forwarding a recommendation for admission to the selected Home institution.

Program Description 

The goal of the Translational Science Ph.D. program is to provide an in-depth, rigorous, and individualized multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research education and training program in translational science that will prepare research scientists to integrate information from multiple domains and conduct independent and team-oriented research to improve human and global health.

Eight educational domains form the foundation for the Translational Science Ph.D. educational objectives. Within each domain are specific competencies that each candidate will have to fulfill. 

The eight domains for every graduate of the Translational Science Ph.D. program program include:

1) Translational Science: Students will articulate what constitutes Type 1 and Type 2 translational science and the inter-relationships between the two broad tracks.

2) Responsible Conduct: Students will be knowledgeable about and be able to apply research ethics and work effectively with regulatory groups within their organization(s).

3) Research Design and Analysis: Students will formulate research questions and appropriately design experiments and studies to test hypotheses. They will develop specific analytic strategies based on the study design and assure that their studies are adequately powered to test the hypotheses.

4) Team Science: Students will work effectively in and be able to lead interdisciplinary research teams to (a) identify health related problems and (b) design and conduct research to address the problems.

5) Multi-level Cultural Proficiency: Students will be able to identify the different cultures that exist within and among (a) organizations and (b) communities (locally and globally). In recognizing these differences, students will learn to use cultural competence and work effectively to conduct research investigations in different settings.

6) Communication: Since communication is a key domain of translational science, students will demonstrate oral and written competency in their ability to communicate research clearly to other translational scientists via journal articles and scientific presentations. They will be able to effectively write abstracts and manuscripts, give oral presentations, and communicate the relevance of their scientific expertise. Beyond the core requirements, students will receive training in grant writing and be expected to develop grant applications for career development (e.g., NIH F32 or K-grant series) or independent funding.

7) Business of Translational Science: Students will become functionally informed about intellectual property licensing and the processes of developing products, drugs, or devices for human use. They will be able to design and implement research protocols to study improvement in health care processes and outcomes. Students will be able to function within different legal, regulatory, and economic environments.

8) Evidence Based Implementation and Policy: Students will be able to independently read and interpret the scientific literature in their content area. They will be able to systematically review a body of scientific literature to apply to policy implementation. They will be able to make data based decisions and inform policy and guideline development.

Program Curriculum 

While there is no prescribed sequence of courses for the Translational Science Ph.D. program, some courses are offered only one time per year and some courses require prerequisites, so students and their academic/graduate advisors must develop the individualized degree plan accordingly to maintain an established schedule to graduation. 

Additionally, the Translational Science Ph. D. curriculum is multi-institutional. As a result, each student will be required to take at least one course, if not more, at each participating institution. The actual number of courses taken at each institution will depend on the students’ research interest and individualized degree plan.

Program Timeline

To maintain progression toward completion of the Translational Science Ph.D. program in three years, as a full-time student, the following expectations and milestones should be met:
Year 1:
  • With the academic advisor or supervising professor, develop individualized curriculum plan
  • Enroll in and successfully complete selected core, track elective, and/or free elective courses
  • Identify area of research interest
  • Identify a Supervising Professor
  • If not already selected, network for purposes of identifying a Supervising Professor
  • Create a Compact and Milestone Agreement with an advisor or supervising professor (to be reviewed annually)
Year 2:
  • With the academic advisor or supervising professor, review and/or revise individualized curriculum plan
  • Enroll in and successfully complete selected core, track elective, and/or free elective courses
  • Establish a qualifying examination committee
  • Successfully complete the qualifying examination
  • File for admission to candidacy
  • Select a Supervising Professor (if not done in Year 1)
  • Form a Dissertation Committee
  • Obtain IRB or IACUC approval for research, if needed
  • Begin/continue dissertation research
  • Complete scheduled Semi-Annual Evaluations; review the Compact and Milestones Agreement
Year 3:
  • Complete the dissertation research project, including writing the dissertation, revising the dissertation, and successfully completing the final oral defense
  • Complete scheduled Semi-Annual Evaluations; review the Compact and Milestones Agreement
  • Apply for graduation during registration for semester of oral examination
  • Schedule, announce, and present the final oral examination (defense of dissertation)
Subsequent Years:
  • Completion of unfinished tasks from previous years-complete research; write/revise the dissertation; prepare/present the final oral examination; apply for graduation
  • Complete scheduled Semi-Annual Evaluations; review the Compact and Milestones Agreement

Tuition and Fees

Rates for in‐state and out‐of‐state student tuition and fees are established by each institution. Please refer to the Translational Science Ph.D. website for links to current rates for Graduate School tuition and fees at the Translational Science Ph.D. universities. Each Translational Science Ph.D. student must establish domicile residency status for the purpose of assessing rates for tuition and fees (in‐state or out‐of‐state). This status will be determined by the Home institution. Once residency has been established, the residency designation will be the same for the enrollment in any of the universities that are part of the Translational Science Ph.D. program.

Helpful Documents

To view the the graduate catalogs and requirements for each institution, click here. To see the handbook, click here


Christopher Frei, Pharm.D.
Project Director
FREIC@UTHSCSA.EDU

Contact Information:
Susan Stappenbeck, MPH

Project Coordinator
STAPPENBECK@UTHSCSA.EDU
(210) 567-4304

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Application Deadline:
Fall/November 1

Program Handbook:
Translational Science Ph.D. Student Handbook

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