Prospective Students

Admissions Process

The Program confers Ph.D. degrees for basic biomedical research in the areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, structural biology, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The goals of the Program are for each student to develop a broad and quantitative understanding of modern biology with relevance to human health. All students take BBSC core courses in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology  and Genetics, advanced courses offered by BMB (link to BMB courses), and electives tailored to the needs of the student. These courses prepare the students to develop independent multidisciplinary research projects under the mentoring of exceptional supervisory professors. These phenomenal research opportunities afforded students are enhanced by the recreational/cultural attractions of our resort island community on the Gulf Coast.

Admission process: Guidelines, roadmap, and online application forms.


Financial Aid: It's easy to live well in Texas - information on stipends, tuition, taxes (none), and costs-of-living.

Housing and student life: Information on affordable housing and some after lab activities.

Testimonials from current students: Read why our current students love it here.

FAQs: Answers to many common questions regarding the application process and life as a graduate student.