The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) was established in 1972 and currently hosts doctoral programs in Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences, Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Nursing Science, Radiological Sciences and Translational Science. A Professional Doctorate in Medical Physics and Master’s degrees in Cell Systems and Anatomy, Clinical Investigation and Translational Science, Biomedical Engineering, Dental Hygiene, Dental Science, Immunology and Infection, Medical Health Physics, and Personalized Molecular Medicine are offered. Certificates in Biomedical Data Science, Cancer Prevention, Pre-Professional, and Translational Science are also offered.

These academic programs offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are designed to provide a fundamental foundation of knowledge and scientific inquiry and enable the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to assert its primary objective of educating students committed to the advancement of knowledge in contemporary areas of the biomedical sciences. Our educational and research faculty are housed in all five schools of UT Health San Antonio. A compelling aspect of graduate education in a health science center is the opportunity for graduate students to interface with health professionals with diverse technological and conceptual capabilities and perspectives in the biomedical sciences. These programs provide opportunities for graduate students to become competent in a specialized field, to attain excellence in the conduct of research, and to gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical sciences. Our graduate programs are offered in a prominent academic health science center and provide an environment where scientific inquiry can synergize with the healing professions to guide our science in seeking solutions to even the most vexing biomedical issues plaguing mankind.

The proof of accomplishment or enduring value of any educational process is evidenced in the demonstrated productivity and academic achievement of the graduates of the program. Without question, the doctoral and masters programs of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have, during the past four decades, achieved outstanding success in their educational mission of preparing professional scientists who function well in academic, industrial, and government sectors.

There is a diversity of talent, but also a unity of purpose in teaching and mentoring students in an exciting array of interdisciplinary and discipline-based fields of study and research.



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Best Medical Schools for Research in Texas


Best Biological Science Program in Texas


Best medical school for research for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report

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Institutions with National Institutes of Health-Funded D.D.S/Ph.D and M.D./Ph.D programs

Dean Weiss

"At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, we teach the Art of Science. The way scientists are being trained in the biomedical workforce is changing. As a future biomedical expert, you are trained with the most advanced technologies to make discoveries that are improving lives all over the world. We train our students to be problem solvers where you go from there is up to you."

Dean, David S. Weiss, Ph.D.


  • GSBS Dean

  • David S. Weiss, Ph.D.

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