Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program is a cutting-edge, dynamic, multidisciplinary Ph.D. program fueled by the energy and enthusiasm of several hundred scientists throughout the basic science and clinical departments on the UT Health campus, as well as from select off-campus institutions. Students admitted into the IBMS identify a “primary discipline of interest” during their first year. Each of the 7 disciplines (below) has a core curriculum that prepares students for successfully completing investigations in their area of research focus. Importantly, each discipline’s plan of study can be flexible to best serve the needs of each student and all IBMS students have access to all offerings of the program.

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline
December 01, 2023
Final Application Deadline
January 01, 2024

Contact us

For information on the IBMS Ph.D Program, please contact:
Michael Berton, Ph.D., IBMS Program Director
Donna Navarro, MS, Assistant Director of Academic Programs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • GRE scores are not required for applicants applying to the IBMS Graduate Program
  • Three letters of recommendation

See all Admission Requirements

Tuition and fees

Students receive a stipend of $35,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.

Program Handbook

Rebecca Bricker, 4th year student

The IBMS graduate program provides a supportive environment, research training and career development opportunities that ensure success.

Rebecca Bricker, 4th year student