We require that applicants have a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in a relevant area of science. The application deadline is Jan. 1. To apply, you will need to provide the following:

  • A personal statement that tells us about your research experience and career goals.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended.
  • At least three letters of recommendation.
  • Official GRE scores (not more than three years old) - the General test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing) is required - the Subject test is not required but we strongly encourage you to take it.
  • Foreign applicants who have attended a non-English-speaking university must also submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination score (no more than two years old)

Letters of Recommendation

Please note that letters of recommendation should be from people who are familiar with your scholastic qualifications and/or your research abilities. If you have had prior research experience, at least one letter should be from a research supervisor.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Baylor College of Medicine admits students of any race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national ethnic origin, disability or age to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, disability or age, in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Students with Disabilities

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. Student Disability Services 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 speaking with Student Disability Services.

Mailing Address

Please send supporting documentation not submitted online to:

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
One Baylor Plaza, BCM215
Houston, TX 77030

Questions? Feel free to contact us at: (713) 798-5197.