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 application for the 2020-21 academic year opens Sept. 1, 2019.

There is no application fee! 

GRE NOT required*.
*GRE scores are optional for those applying to the Neuroscience or Quantitative & Computational Biosciences programs.

"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 whether coming from a technician, a student or a dean. 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." - Kristyn Hoffman, Ph.D. Student

Important Dates

Sept. 1 - On-line application system opens. There is no application fee! See 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.

"I wanted a school that would give me the highest quality education. BCM had the most competitive programs and the most competitive curriculum. I knew I would walk away with a great education. 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. Rather than a bunch of independent labs, I saw a community working together and helping each other." - Amanda Minogue, Ph.D. Student

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.

"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." - Shelton Boyd, Ph.D. Student

Learning Environment

The College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Visit the Our Campus website to read the College’s statement of non-discrimination and learn about how we cultivate a safe and supportive learning environment.

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