Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D. in Translational Science Admissions

Application Deadline
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The  Translational Science Ph.D. program  is an advanced scientific research doctoral program. Admission is based on a student’s total record of achievements.

Admission Requirements

Advanced Degree: Eligible applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following advanced degrees: 

  1. Completion of an advanced  Professional Degree (e.g., M.D., DO, D.D.S., MSN, Pharm.D.)
  2. Completion of a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in a health-related, science, public health or social science discipline
  3. Enrollment as a M.D./Ph.D. student with successful completion of the two-year pre-clinical curriculum. Enrollment/Graduation must be from an accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  4. Enrollment in any of the degree programs listed above with the intent to graduate prior to the semester for which the application is being made

Application and Fee

The Translational Science Ph.D. program utilizes a single application source through the UT Health San Antonio. Applicants are responsible for the timely submission of application materials to the program in order to meet the deadlines established by each institution’s Graduate School for registration and course enrollment. 

Applications will be available starting September 1. 

The deadline for submission of the application and all supporting documents will be November 1

Required documentation for all applicants includes:

  • Online application
  • College/university transcripts (official)
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae In addition, for Foreign Nationals:
  • TOEFL scores
  •  Visa

In addition, for  Licensed Health Care Professionals:

  • Medical license/certificate


Official test scores and transcripts should be sent to:

Registrar's Office UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7702
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Institution Code: 6908

Program Information

Requests for an exemption  to general admission requirements that are not addressed in the online application should be addressed to the Translational Science Ph.D. Program Director at:

Translational Science Ph.D. Program
IIMS – Office of Research Education & Mentoring
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7757
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900