2020 - 2021 General Catalog

Reservation of Rights

This is a general information publication only. Every effort is made to ensure that the degree requirements and course information, applicable policies, and other materials contained in The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Catalog are accurate and current for its three schools – UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. UT Southwestern is a component of The University of Texas System and is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the UT System Board of Regents.

UT Southwestern reserves the right to make changes to the catalog at any time without prior notice. The official online catalog is revised annually and contains currently applicable policies and information. The University no longer produces an official printed-copy version of the catalog.

In accordance with UT System Board of Regents Rule 10701: Policy Against Discrimination, to the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members, who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances, are respected for their dedication to teaching. UT Southwestern’s physicians provide patients with the highest quality of care throughout the Medical Center’s outpatient clinics and affiliated hospitals.





The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award master’s, doctoral (Ph.D./D.P.T.), and medical professional (M.D.) degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Normal inquiries about UT Southwestern Medical Center, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to UT Southwestern Medical Center and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

UT Southwestern Leadership

UT Southwestern Medical Center is led by a team of accomplished physicians, scientists, educators, and administrators committed to maintaining a supportive atmosphere of healing, discovery, and learning. Led by President Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., UT Southwestern leaders bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to bear on directing one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. At the same time, leadership across all levels – schools, departments, divisions, centers, clinics, and hospitals – share an ambitious mission: to push the frontiers of medicine while bringing the latest advances to patient care.