University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine


7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6249

San Antonio, TX 78284

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine, M.S.- Cellular and Structural Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine discipline is part of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program. We emphasize the importance of cell and molecular biology approaches to study the foundations of life, health, and disease. Our discipline is designed for graduate students with a broad interest in investigating how prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells function as a living unit, respond to external cues, communicate with other cells, and contribute to the homeostatic and pathological processes in complex systems.
The program offers maximum flexibility and can be individually tailored to a specific student's interests including aging, cancer, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, metabolism and physiology. We promote the development of a student's ability to think critically and pursue hypothesis-driven research. We also encourage students to combine our advanced curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Medicine with any of the advanced core courses in the other IBMS disciplines.

The Cell Biology, Genetics, & Molecular Medicine discipline is housed in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology which is consistently ranked in the top third of all cell/molecular biology departments in the nation for total NIH funding. 


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

International students are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): $26,000 Stipend Given To Students

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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