The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine offers a comprehensive, diverse and extensive graduate program leading to a Ph.D. The program is designed to prepare scientists for highly competitive careers in research, industry and teaching. Graduate students are expected to devote full time to research and study.

Entering graduate students spend year one of study in a sequence of required and elective courses that cover the principles and techniques in cellular, molecular, and structural biology while rotating in labs to select an advisor.