From Our Students credit: Andrew McCullough

From Our Students

The best way to get a sense of what life is like as a student in our program, is to hear directly from our students. A few of our current students wrote about their experiences. 

"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

Stipends and Benefits

Our students receive a competitive stipend, a tuition remission, and individual health insurance at no cost to the student. 

Life Beyond the Lab

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Annual joint retreat in Galveston, Texas

Building connections with your fellow students and with faculty is essential for your professional and personal success. Throughout the year we have seminars, journal clubs, social activities and more to facilitate the development of a cohesive, collaborative community.

One of the highlights each year is the annual retreat at which we take breaks from sharing our research endeavors to enjoy the company of our peers.

Student Organizations

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BCM students at the March for Science.

Student organizations such as the Consulting Club, Association of Women in Science, Association of Graduate Student Diversity, Climbing Club and STEM Education Interest Group provide opportunities for students to learn about careers, network with individuals with shared interests and have fun.