Research course

Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry 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. Required Courses: Chemistry- 1 year Inorganic and Organic Chemistry and associated laboratory courses. Analytical and Physical Chemistry recommended. Physics- 1 Year. Calculus- 1 Semester Calculus or Statistics. Biology - 2 years as required for Biology Majors.

Months of entry

January, March, February

Course content

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program is a dynamic, truly integrated, multidisciplinary program composed of seven disciplines across basic science and clinical departments.

Students matriculating into the IBMS are given the opportunity to customize their educational experience and realize their unique interests and professional aspirations. To accomplish this mission, trainees choose coursework, an area of research, and a mentor based on their interests and professional goals. The IBMS program partners with businesses and community organizations to empower students by providing internships and potential employment opportunities.

Department specialisms

Biology of Aging, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biophysics, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology

Information for international students

The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The program is paid for by the department. Students receive a stipend of $26,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program. Typically tuition is covered by the program in first year and by faculty mentor or other grant sources thereafter.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony