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Select "Developmental Biology" as your first choice program.
Questions on applying? Contact Catherine Tasnier.


Application deadline:

The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2014. However, applications received by Dec. 1, 2013 will be considered for early review and are strongly encouraged. Classes start in August (only).

Entrance into the Program in Developmental Biology requires a baccalaureate degree or equivalent and acceptable undergraduate performance. No restrictions are placed on the type of undergraduate major. Research experience is strongly recommended. Students from underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that diversity within the student body enhances the educational environment for all; therefore, we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to promoting equal opportunity for all who are interested in research careers.
A complete application includes:

  • Free On-Line Application form
  • Personal/Research Statement (including research interests and career goals).
  • Official transcript from every school attended.
  • Minimum three letters of recommendation (including at least one letter from a research advisor).
  • Official General GRE scores (not more than 3 years old).
  • TOEFL scores for international applicants who have not attended an English speaking university (not more than 2 years old).
Application mailing address:

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, N204
Mail Stop Code BCM 215
Houston, TX 77030-3498
What happens to applications?

Applications are evaluated and qualified applicants are invited to visit the Program at Baylor College of Medicine to meet participating faculty members and students (at our expense). Qualified international applicants are either invited to visit the Program or interviewed over the phone. Interviews are coordinated by the Program Administrator's Office.
Interview weekend for 2014:

Feb. 19-23, 2014
Questions on applying?

Contact Catherine Tasnier
Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
1250 Moursund St.- NRI, Ste. N1125.14
Mailstop NR-1125
Houston, Texas 77030, U.S.A.
Tel: (713) 798-7696
Fax: (832) 825-1240
E-mail: cat@bcm.edu
More information on the Graduate Program

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