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Application and Forms for Graduate Programs

The School of Health Professions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a 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.

1. Priority Deadlines

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.

DateAction
Sep 15Applications Open
Mar 15Priority Application Deadline for Diagnostic Genetics
Jul 15Closing Date for:
all applications
SHP scholarship applications


2. 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

3. Complete Online Application

Apply online by logging into myUTH and selecting "Graduate MDA" as your school of choice. Pay a non-refundable $45 application fee upon submission of your application.

4. Submit Three Recommendations

Submit recommendation forms directly to the Office of the Registrar.

5. Submit Official College Transcripts

The transcripts, from every school attended, 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.

6. 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 (pdf) must be approved through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

7. 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.

8. Submit all Required Documents

Office of the Registrar at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Office of the Registrar, UCT 2250
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PO Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036

9. Submit Additional Paperwork

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


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