About the Graduate School

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.

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 of UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences can be found at top research institutions throughout the world.

Graduate School Strengths

Outstanding Faculty

UT Southwestern graduate students work with internationally recognized research leaders who are making groundbreaking discoveries in answering the fundamental questions about human life. From discovering how cells regulate cholesterol to solving the molecular structure of the complex that turns light into chemical energy, graduate faculty are making discoveries through diverse research initiatives. UT Southwestern’s faculty includes:

  • 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 15 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Learn more about our distinguished faculty.

Groundbreaking Biomedical Research

Scientists at UT Southwestern are dedicated to finding solutions to today’s greatest health challenges. Our scientist and physician researchers are actively investigating topics as diverse as the biology of stem cells, chemical biology, cancer genomics and proteomics, molecular imaging, the molecular basis of drug addiction, and metabolic diseases.

Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary Environment

Solving complex health challenges requires a cross-disciplinary research environment, which is embraced at UT Southwestern. The graduate school has a strong tradition of collaboration among laboratories that provides students access to expertise and techniques, as well as training, beyond those available in their home research laboratory.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The graduate school features 20 core facilities available for research on the UT Southwestern campus. These core labs utilize state of the art equipment and provide the support services necessary to help scientists effectively and efficiently conduct their research.

Excellent Quality of Life - Nationally Competitive Stipend

Dallas is the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. With major sports teams, world-class restaurants, a vibrant arts district, two modern airports, and an extensive light rail system, Dallas offers the dynamic and diverse flavor of a large urban city with a thriving economy, affordable housing, and outstanding schools and parks such as Klyde Warren that are magnets for young professionals.