The Translational Science Ph.D. program is joint program between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), and The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) Regional Campus in San Antonio.
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 Translational Science Ph.D. program will prepare the next generation of scientists to lead the multi-disciplinary biomedical research teams of the future in increasingly complex research environments. These scientists will advance knowledge in the areas of Type 1 and Type 2 translational research toward the goal of translating basic biomedical scientific discoveries into strategies that will improve healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and community health.
The Translational Science Ph.D. program is an advanced scientific research doctoral program. Admission is based on a student’s total record of achievements. Applicants must demonstrate:1) Advanced Degree: Applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following: a) completion of an advanced Professional Degree (e.g., M.D., DO, D.D.S., MSN, Pharm.D.b) completion of a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in a health-related, science, public health or social science disciplinec) enrollment in a clinical professional doctoral degree program with intent to graduate prior to the semester for which application is being maded) 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.
Credits To Complete
Additionally, the Translational Science Ph. D. curriculum is multi-institutional. As a result, each student will be required to take at least one course, if not more, at each participating institution. The actual number of courses taken at each institution will depend on the students’ research interest and individualized degree plan.
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper test), 225 (computer test), or 86 (Internet-based Test), or a score of 7.0 on the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is required. Scores on TOEFL tests taken more than two years prior to the date of matriculation are not acceptable. TOEFL may be waived for applicants whose post-secondary education was conducted in a country where English is the native language. ECFMG certified physicians will also be granted a TOEFL waiver. Consideration for a waiver outside of these guidelines will be made on a case-by-case basis.