UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides students with unprecedented opportunities to interact with internationally recognized faculty members, use state-of-the-art equipment in advanced labs and participate in the discovery and transmission of knowledge to solve complex health challenges. Learn More
Undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Frank and Sara McKnight Undergraduate Prizes in Molecular Sciences. Cash prizes are awarded to senior undergraduate students for outstanding research in each of three categories: chemistry, biophysics or computational biology, and biological chemistry.
New Curricula in Basic Science PhD Programs Begin Fall 2012
Take a look at the new degree plans in the basic sciences that will be implemented beginning in the fall of 2012. Each Ph.D. program has outlined a set of required and elective courses to be completed in the first year of graduate school. To read specific course descriptions, please visit the course descriptions page within the appropriate Ph.D. program.
Beginning in the second year of graduate studies, students in the basic sciences will be focused primarily on research.
Become a Leader in Biomedical Research and Education
The goal of the Graduate School is to provide students a foundation for successful careers as leaders in biomedical research and education. Alumni can be found at top research institutions throughout the world.
Graduate School Strengths:
The University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is ranked in the top 20 programs in the nation for biological research in 2011, the most recent year evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. The following programs are ranked among the top in the nation:
- 9th Immunology
- 10th Genetics & Development / Cancer Biology
- 11th Biological Chemistry / Molecular Biophysics
UT Southwestern is ranked in the top 25 institutions by The Scientist's 2013 Best Places to Work Postdocs survey due to our recognition of postdoctoral researchers as valued members of our scientific community.