Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine offers 12 programs that lead to a Ph.D., as well as a highly competitive M.D./Ph.D. program. Each of these paths has outstanding faculty to serve as expert guides for those interested in joining them on their particular quest for discovery.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional)


Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional)

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Human Genetics

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Molecular Virology & Microbiology



Structural & Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional)

Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional)

Combined Degree Programs

Clinical Scientist Training Program

M.D./Ph.D. Program

Programs for Developing Scientists

The SMART Program is a 9-week summer research program for 80-100 college students from across the nation. See more information on the SMART Program.

The SMART Prep program helps underrepresented college graduates prepare for biomedical Ph.D. study.

Diversity Programs

Creating a diverse scientific workforce is a priority at Baylor College of Medicine. Learn more about our diversity programs.