Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

BSHEq Program Admissions


Important Dates

  • Oct. 15 - FREE Online application system opens. There is no application fee! View application process.
  • March 1 - Early Review Deadline. Applications received by this date will be considered for early review and are strongly encouraged.
  • The deadline has been extended through June 2023 on a space available basis!
  • March-June - Interviews are held for applicants who meet all minimum eligibility requirements including receipt of MCAT or GRE score report.
  • March-May - Admission offers are extended.
  • Last week of July-Orientation
  • First Monday of August - Classes begin. 

NO Application Fee! An official MCAT score is required for applicants interested in medical school; GRE or other appropriate standardized test score required for other applicants.

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(1) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(2) Applicant must have earned an undergraduate degree at an accredited university in the United States or Canada. 

(3) Applicant must have graduated in good standing, without professionalism concerns while enrolled as a student as confirmed by their dean of students/designee

(4) Applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative undergraduate total GPA of a 3.0 (scale is 4.00 = "A") & cumulative undergraduate Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of a 3.0 (scale is 4.00 = "A") from all college courses completed at the time of application

(5) Applicant must have completed the following courses prior to matriculation with grades of C or better in each course: 

  • Four semesters of Biology (two at which must include lab experiences)
  • Two semesters of General Chemistry (with labs)
  • Two semesters of Organic Chemistry (with labs)
  • Two semesters of Physics (with labs)
  • One semester of English
  • One semester of Statistics* 
  • One semester of Biochemistry** 

*The Statistics course should be taught in a Math or Statistics Department or a TMDSAS Approved Statistics Course. View the TMDSAS Approved Statistics Course List.

**The Biochemistry course must be eligible to be applied toward a baccalaureate degree in any traditional science field. Cannot be an introductory course. The course may be taught in the Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry department.

(6) Applicant must have previously taken Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Diversity and Inclusion

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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 science and health equity to apply. 

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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 biomedical sciences and health equity 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 2020 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 interest as a future medical school or graduate health professions school student.

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.


Disability Services


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.


Notice of Nondiscrimination


Baylor College of Medicine is committed to a safe and supportive learning and working environment for its learners, faculty and staff.

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