Welcome to the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston, Texas. Our goal is to prepare our graduates to attain positions of leadership in education, research, and the community of science locally and globally. As a graduate school within a leading medical school, students receive rigorous scientific training in basic, translational and clinical sciences while maintaining a focus on how discoveries impact human health. Students often graduate with their work published in high impact peer – reviewed journals. Many of our graduates receive postdoctoral positions in research labs at top tier institutions.

Collaboration and multi-disciplinary partnerships are hallmarks of contemporary science. The state-of-the-art research resources of Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, provide opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas with colleagues at some of the most highly regarded hospitals and research centers in the world. The concentration of research in the biomedical sciences at the Texas Medical Center, and in Houston, is among the highest that can be found locally and nationally. Neighboring Rice University, the University of Houston and The University of Texas Health Science Center provide extensive opportunity for interaction and collaborations with researchers from the full spectrum of physical and social sciences. Baylor College of Medicine has 22 core laboratories that make up the Advanced Technology Core Laboratories. Access to these laboratories provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies to support research for all faculty, students and postdocs. 

Baylor College of Medicine’s location in Houston, a multi-cultural city that blends the benefits of big city diversity with small town community, provides one of the lowest costs of living in the nation. Metro’s light rail serves the Texas Medical Center allowing easy access to museums, restaurants, sports arenas, parks, and the Houston Zoo. Shuttle service to Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental is available in the Texas Medical Center.

Applying to the Baylor College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is free. Submit your application and supporting documents. Browse through VIICTR to find Baylor College of Medicine faculty whose research interests match your own. View more information on admissions.