Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


It's not often that a school's costs are a perk for students, but that's the case at Baylor's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Our graduate students receive no paid tuition - this cost is paid for by the graduate school - a stipend, currently $29,000 per year, and health insurance at no cost for the student.

Sure, most schools offer stipends, but all GSBS students receive a stipend that is competitive with graduate programs at the top 10 universities in the country, based on NIH funding, and they receive it during their entire course of study.

When you consider the low cost of living in Houston, the stipend goes a lot further here than most places.

Student Health Insurance

The Graduate School pays the cost of student-only coverage for graduate students. Graduate students are responsible for the cost of their eligible family members’ coverage. The monthly premiums for the 2014-15 academic year are as follows:

Level of Coverage Monthly Cost

Student Only $242.42 (covered by program)

To add a Spouse $370.58 (paid by student)

To add Child(ren) $242.42 (paid by student)

To add Family (Spouse+children) $613.00 (paid by student)

Dental Discount Program - Vital Savings on DentalSM*

Vital SavingsSM* on Dental is a dental discount program helping students and their dependents save. In most instances, savings range from 15-50 percent on services from general dentistry and cleanings to root canals, crowns, and orthodontia (braces). No claims to file. 

If you have enrolled in the Baylor College of Medicine Student Health Insurance Plan a Vital Savings on Dental ID Card will be mailed to you.

For more information, please visit the Aetna Student Health website for Baylor College of Medicine.