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

Admission Requirements

All applicants must apply through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.   

General Requirements

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. The minimum GPA is 3.0. There is no minimum GRE

Course Requirements

Please see specific program for course requirements. 


✔ Apply through the online application by creating an account here.  

✔ Provide a Statement of Purpose that describes your undergraduate summer, clinical, industrial research and/or any teaching experiences and indicate how these experiences sparked your passion for research? How will obtaining a graduate degree in the biomedical sciences help you achieve your long-term career goals?

✔ Submit a Personal Statement that describes what you are passionate about and how this has led to an interest in our graduate program. Identify up to 3 of our faculty members in whose research you are particularly interested, and briefly tell us why.

✔ Solicit three letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors who can evaluate your academic and scientific potential. These letters must be sent electronically. As you complete the Graduate School of Biomedical Science application, you will have the opportunity to electronically send invitations to professors/mentors to submit letters of recommendation. It is highly recommended that you use the online system. If you are unable to use this system, you should contact Yvonne Valdez ( immediately for further instructions.

✔ Report your unofficial GRE scores within the application. Then upload a PDF of the report to your application for reference. Subject GRE scores are not required. Official GRE scores are only required if you’re accepted into the program and plan to matriculate.

✔ Upload an unofficial electronic transcript directly into the online application by the deadline which you want to be considered by. You only need to upload transcripts from post-secondary institutions that will result in a degree. If accepted with the intent to matriculate into the program, submit an official transcript for any degrees earned or in progress to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

On top of the requirements listed above, international/Non US Citizen have additional requirements including: 

Language Requirements

Report and submit proof of TOEFL or IELTS scores that are no more than 2 years old. Please note, this requirement can be waived if an applicant has a baccalaureate or higher degree from a US accredited institution. If an applicant plans to waive a TOEFL score they must contact Yvonne Valdez ( at the time they submit their application.

Transcripts and GPA Requirements

Applicants transcripts must be translated into English and must be reported on a 4.0 scale. For the purposes of evaluating applications ONLY the Admissions committee of most programs will accept GPA calculated using the WES student version of the iGPA, which generates an overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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. There is no minimum GRE requirement. 

Application Fees

Our  online application is free for all applicants.

Important Dates

Application Opens: September 1     

Application Review: November 15

Priority Deadline: January 1

Interviews: January and February

Absolute Deadline: March 15

Acceptable Letters Mailed: Rolling

Next steps for accepted applicants

Applicants who have been accepted should click this link for more information.

Need additional information?

For any remaining questions, please call 210-567-3709 or email us.