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Application and Forms for Graduate Programs

Applying for Graduate Admission

The School of Health Professions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers the Master of Science in Diagnostic Genetics.

Students enter the program in August of each year. Admission is on a competitive basis with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee acceptance.

The Registrar's office at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston serves as the Registrar for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions.

Applicants are highly encouraged to submit the application and all supporting documents by the priority application deadline. Applications and documents received after the priority dates will be considered for admission only if space is available.

 

September 15Applications Open
May 15Priority Application Deadline for Diagnostic Genetics
August 1Closing Date for all applications

 

1. Review Prerequisite Requirements
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry or related fields. Prior research experience and the following courses are strongly recommended:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Research Techniques
  • Human Physiology
  • Evolutionary Biology

2. Complete Online Application
Apply online by logging into myUTH and selecting “Graduate MDA” as your school of choice. 

3. Submit Three Recommendations
Recommendation forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar.

4. Submit an Official College Transcript from Each School Attended
The transcript should show a record of all academic work completed and must be mailed or sent electronically by the college directly to the Office of the Registrar at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

5. Submit Foreign College Transcripts
All applicants with foreign college transcripts/mark sheets must have a course by course, and grade by grade evaluation. This evaluation agency must be approved through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

6. Complete GRE General Test
Applicants holding a current Clinical Certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in MB, CG, or MLS are exempt from taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Applicants without ASCP Clinical Certification in the above fields must take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that includes the analytical writing section. Scores should be no more than 5 years old. Exam information and registration is located at www.ets.org/GRE. The GRE Designated Institution Code for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is  0490.

7. Submit all Required Documents to:
Office of the Registrar at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Mailing Address:
Office of the Registrar
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PO Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036

8. All students who are accepted to the School of Health Professions will be required to have current health immunizations and satisfactorily complete drug screening and a criminal background check.


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