Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

M.S. in Personalized Molecular Medicine Admissions

Application Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline: March 1

Final Deadline: June 30 (extensions considered on a case-by-case basis)

*Applicants requiring a student visa must apply by the priority deadline. 

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Personalized Molecular Medicine (PMM) degree program align with the general requirements of the UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. All of the required application information, including Official Transcripts from all institutions attended, must be submitted in order for an applicant to be considered by the PMM program Admissions Committee. In general, students should have a sufficient educational background in the biological or biochemical sciences prior to admission to the program. The following minimal requirements will be applied:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of an equivalent degree and training at a foreign institution.
  2. Required prior coursework: 2 years of biological science for science majors with labs; Organic and inorganic chemistry with labs; 1 semester calculus (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Highly recommended: 1 year physics; Analytical chemistry with lab; biochemistry; molecular biology or genetics.
  3. Minimal grade point average (GPA): No lower than B (e.g., 3.0 in a 4.0 system).
  4. GRE, MCAT, DAT: The GRE, MCAT, or DAT is recommended but not required. Scores on tests taken more than five years prior to the date of application are not acceptable. 
  5. Minimal TOEFL scores: For applicants from countries where English is not the native language, a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 84 (internet test) is expected.
  6. Letters of recommendation (three) attesting to the applicant's readiness for graduate level studies. These letters should be submitted with the online application to the GSBS.
  7. Research experience is not required, but will be considered.