Applicants

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 academic year!

Questions on applying? Contact Andy Groves or Roy Sillitoe.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2018. However, applications received by Dec. 1, 2017 will be considered for early review and are strongly encouraged. Classes start in August (only).

Prerequisites

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 Online 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 three years old)
  • TOEFL scores for international applicants who have not attended an English speaking university (not more than two 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 the Applications?

Applications are evaluated and qualified applicants are invited to visit the Program in Developmental Biology at Baylor College of Medicine to meet participating faculty and students and attend our annual retreat (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.

The Program in Developmental Biology strongly encourages applications from underrepresented students, and believes 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. All applications are reviewed in compliance with the BCM Diversity Policy.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Interview Weekend for 2018

Late January/Early February - Dates TBA

Questions on Applying?

Contact:

Andy K. Groves, Ph.D.
Director, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza 633E
Houston, Texas 77030, U.S.A.
Tel: (713) 798-8743
E-mail: akgroves@bcm.edu

Roy V. Sillitoe, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
NRI – 1250 Moursund St., Suite 1325.01
Houston, Texas 77030, U.S.A.
Tel: (832) 824-8913
E-mail: sillitoe@bcm.edu