The application to the seven Ph.D. programs for the 2023-24 academic year is currently open.
- Sept. 1 - On-line application system opens. There is no application fee! View the application process.
- Dec. 1 – Early Review Deadline. Applications received by Dec. 1 will be considered for early review and are strongly encouraged.
- Jan. 1 - Final Application deadline. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
- January/February - Interviews are held by individual programs.
- February/March/April - Admission offers are extended.
- April 15 - Final decisions by students to accept an offer.
- End of July-Orientation
- First Monday of August - Classes begin. Admission for other times during the year may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no application fee!
GRE NOT required*.
*GRE scores are optional for those applying to the Neuroscience or Quantitative & Computational Biosciences programs.
"I wanted a school that would give me the highest quality education. BCM had the most competitive programs and the most competitive curriculum. The free application combined with the low cost of living was also appealing. The final clincher for me was the environment I found when I visited. I saw a community working together and helping each other."
Diversity and Inclusion
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission. Read our Diversity and Inclusion policy and learn about College-wide initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion.
BCM welcomes all qualified applicants with a passion for biomedical research to apply.
"The diversity of perspectives that comes from having people of different backgrounds is essential for research. Within my lab, all views and opinions are taken seriously. Getting to work with such a wonderfully diverse group of people has put diversity high on my requirements list for anywhere I consider working in the future."
GSBS Statement on COVID19 Impacts on Admissions Review
The Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is aware of the severe challenges and impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for students learning in higher education settings. BCM confirms its mission to foster diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. We encourage students with all backgrounds and a passion for science to apply. Thereby, we will address the COVID19 pandemic in the following manner as it relates to admissions reviews.
The program and central admissions committees of the GSBS will take into account the significant disruptions and challenges associated with the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic when reviewing all candidate’s application materials as part of these programs’ ongoing practice of conducting specific, thorough, and holistic reviews of each applicant. We will continue our mission of seeking applicants with the motivation and commitment to graduate school along with strong research interest and backgrounds.
As our admissions committees review applications for future admissions cycles, we will respect decisions made by individual students and/or by their academic institutions with regard to the enrollment in or adoption of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Pass/No Record, Credit/No Credit, Pass/Fail and other similar grading options during the pandemic disruptions. Applicants are invited to describe their individual experiences during the pandemic within their personal statement to provide context of their academic experience to assist admissions committees with their reviews.
The Graduate School at Baylor College of Medicine is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational opportunities for students with diagnosed disabilities. Our Student Disability Services offers a range of services to facilitate reasonable academic accommodations to support our students. Our student disability coordinator can help provide appropriate services and accommodations to students with diagnosed disabilities or special physical conditions to facilitate their full participation in and timely completion of their graduate academic program. Candidates who wish to request accommodations should do so in advance by contacting Student Disability Services.
"Because people here come from so many different backgrounds, they can lend you their experiences which can help you decide where you want to grow in your research and your career."