Department of Molecular Medicine

Requirements for Admission

 

The Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine is not accepting students for the Fall, 2014 semester. Potential applicants should apply to the Integrated Multidisciplinary Graduate Program (IMGP), through the URL link below.

Students beginning graduate study ordinarily matriculate during the fall session. Completed applications, including scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Aptitude Test, certified transcripts of all college and/or postgraduate work, a statement from the applicant indicating his or her objectives in graduate study, three letters of recommendation, and if applicable score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be received before the stated deadline to be considered for admission the following August. Applications submitted after the stated deadline will be considered provided positions are still available.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of B (3.0 in a 4.0 system). In addition, applicants must have credit for the following courses:

  • *Biology: Two years as required for science majors;
  • *Chemistry: One year of general inorganic and a course in organic chemistry. Analytical and physical chemistry are strongly recommended;
  • *Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Genetics: One year;
  • Mathematics: A minimum of one semester of calculus is recommended.
  • *These courses should include laboratory experience.






Application Process

 

The following items are requested to be submitted to the Registrar's Office-Graduate Admissions by February 1st. Applications submitted after the requested deadline (February 1st) will still receive full consideration, provided that all positions have not yet been filled.

  • On-line application. The Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine is not accepting students for the Fall, 2013 semester. Potential applicants should apply to the Integrated Multidisciplinary Graduate Program (IMGP), using the on-line application.

  • Official transcripts of all college and/or postgraduate work. Applicants may submit an incomplete transcript with their application and later submit a complete official transcript.

  • Statement from the applicant indicating his or her objectives in graduate study.

  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically (mailed letters will not be accepted). The recommendation forms for our program are part of the on-line application system. When applying, you will be prompted to include the Email address of up to FIVE contacts from whom recommendtion letters are being solicited. A request and recommendation form will be sent out electronically by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences once the application has been submitted.

  • GRE. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores on GRE tests taken more than five years prior to the date of application are not acceptable.

  • TOEFL. All international applicants must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 560 is required on the paper test. A minimum score of 220 is required on the computer-based test. A minimum score of 68 is required on the Internet-based test. Scores on TOEFL tests taken more than 2 years prior to the date of matriculation are not acceptable.

The application must be completed on-line. Supporting documents should be mailed to:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Registrar’s Office-Graduate Admissions
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC 7702
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
USA

GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent directly to the Registrar's Office at the above address by the Education Testing Service (ETS). The Code No. to use for both the GRE and TOEFL is 6908.