Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Questions

How much is tuition?
Please visit the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for current tuition and fees. 

What payment methods are accepted by Student Accounting?

  • Interdepartmental Requisition (IDR): Internal department payments
  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard
  • Check: Made out to "UTSW"

For all Student Accounting questions, please call 214-648-2776.

Education Questions

Can I take / attend a course without being admitted in a program?
Yes, as long as you are affiliated with UT Southwestern or one of our affiliated institutions. Please contact ctmeducation@utsouthwestern.edu for requirements and instructions.

When does the semester begin?
For information regarding significant dates during the school year, consult the UT Southwestern Academic Calendar.

How long is the program?
The required number of hours and estimated length of time in each program can vary, but general guidelines are associated with each degree plan in the graduate school.

Will my prior course credits transfer?
Potentially. Prior course work is evaluated on an individual basis by the program directors, mentors, and counselors. Criteria affecting acceptance of prior course work may include: when the prior course was taken; grade received; program and/or course relevance. Official transcripts are required in order to waive program requirements.

What percentage of protected time will the program require?
50-75 percent for the Master’s degree programs. 

What courses are currently being offered?
View current course descriptions.

What percentage of attendance is required for a course?
Attendance requirements vary.

Are there a maximum number of course credits I can take per semester?
All faculty members are limited to six credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and four hours during the summer semester. Additional limits may apply, please the program staff for additional information.

If you did not find the information you are looking for on this page, please email questions to ctmeducation@utsouthwestern.edu or call 214-648-2752.