Ph.D. in Translational Science

The Translational Science Ph.D. program is a joint program between  UT Health San Antonio, UT San Antonio, UT Austin, and UT Health Houston School of Public Health.  

This collaboration of four universities to offer a single joint doctoral degree is unique in the UT System. The program is designed to use the existing resources and expertise in specific key areas of each university to offer a strong, diverse, and competitive doctoral program. 

The program  prepares the next generation of scientists to lead the multi-disciplinary biomedical research teams of the future in increasingly complex research environments. These scientists advance knowledge toward the goal of translating basic biomedical scientific discoveries into strategies that will improve healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and community health.

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Contact us

For Translational Science Ph.D. information, please contact:
Giovanna D'Ambra, Translational Science Program Coordinator
Christopher Frei, Ph.D., Translational Sciences Director


  • Applicants must have an advanced Professional degree e.g., M.D., DO, D.D.S., MSN, Pharm.D.)
  • Documentation of academic record
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current CV
  • Personal Statement

Admissions Requirements

Dr. Poornima Mensinkai, Alum, Class of 2017

This is a multidisciplinary form of science that bridges recalcitrant gaps that sometimes exist between fundamental science and applied science.

Dr. Poornima Mensinkai, Alum, Class of 2017