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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Address: 7000 Fannin St # 1200, Houston, TX 77030, United States

Description University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • Year of foundation: 1969;
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA;
  • Students age: from 18 years;
  • Number of students: 6000 people;
  • Language of instruction: English.

Established by the Texas Legislature in June 1969, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston recruited its first class of 19 students in 1970. The University of Texas System Council of Regents founded the University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in 1972. The Center is a valuable Texas resource, an institution for medical education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. This is a comprehensive Gulf Coast academic health center.

The UTHealth structure includes:

  • Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing;
  • John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School;
  • Schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, public health;
  • UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Program name

Quick overview of directions:

  • Medical school;
  • School of Biomedical Informatics;
  • School of Dentistry;
  • School of nursing.

Quick overview of master programs:

  • Medical school;
  • School of Biomedical Informatics;
  • School of Dentistry;
  • School of nursing.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university building consists of three apartment buildings.

  • The Phase I block was built in 1982 and offers apartments on 2-3 floors with a layout of rooms with 1-2-3 bedrooms;
  • Phase II building was built in 2005;
  • The Phase III block, completed in 2014, offers a contemporary style living environment with four floors of 1-2 bedroom apartments, a four-storey garage in the middle of the complex.

All apartments include:

  • Washing machines;
  • Dryers;
  • Equipped kitchens.

Amenities include 24/7 quality service, clubhouse, easy access to UTHealth Recreation Center, shuttle service.

The residential building offers round-the-clock security on the territory, there is a recreation center, a tennis court.

Events University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

UTHealth provides funds to support special projects of student organizations. SIC - the student organization of the Center - represents the interests of students on external and internal committees, improves communication between schools through the newsletter, organizes events aimed at meeting the special needs of students.

The Student Council plans events annually.

List of some events:

  • Welcome;
  • Annual Fall Ball;
  • Spring Volunteer Day and Spring Party;
  • Crawfish Boil.


  • The mission of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston as a universal educational institution is to educate health professionals, discover, broadcast advances in biomedical and social sciences, and model best practices in clinical care, public health.
  • The university strives to improve the quality of life, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of diseases and injuries, individual health, and the well-being of society.
  • First in the number of medical graduates in Texas.
  • The sixth largest medical school in the United States.
  • The Cizik School of Nursing is ranked in the top 5% of its peers in the United States.
  • More than a century of experience in dentistry.
  • The first and only school of biomedical informatics of its kind.
  • The School of Public Health has six campuses - more than any other medical school in the country.

Equipment University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is located at the Texas Medical Center, which is considered the largest medical center in the world and consists of more than 60 buildings with a total area of 455 thousand square meters throughout the state.

Branches of the hospital of primary education:

  • Herman Memorial - Texas Medical Center;
  • Hermann Children's Memorial Hospital;
  • Hospital them. Lyndon B. Johnson Harris Health System;
  • University of Texas Harris County Mental Health Center;
  • Texas Heart Institute at CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke Medical Center;
  • The University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Audit fee (per course);
  • Graduation;
  • Payment for access to information technology (per semester);
  • Payment for installments;
  • Penalty for late payment;
  • Late registration fee.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Requirements for applicants for a bachelor's degree:

  • The application form is filled out online.
  • Unofficial transcript (copy available) from each institution of higher education where the applicant studied (to be downloaded online).
  • Average score from 4.0.
  • CV / Resume - CV or resume must include academic awards, work experience, internships, summer research programs, educational history.
  • List of any scientific publications, presentations.
  • Personal statement on one page explaining the reasons for admission to the School of Biomedical Sciences: professional, career goals, what is the reason for the interest in science, why UTHealth was chosen.
  • The applicant submits a 1-page report describing previous research experience: it must include a detailed description of at least one independent research project (required for those who plan to enroll in a master's program).
  • General GRE scores are only required if you are applying for MS or PhD programs in medical physics. Download a copy of the ETS assessment report online along with your application (even if you have already sent an official copy to the university via ETS).
  • TOEFL Results (International Students) - A copy of the ETS Assessment Report is required and must be downloaded online with the application. International applicants who received a university degree in English before the fall semester of 2021 are not required to take the TOEFL exam.
  • Supplemental Essay - The GSBS Admissions Committee takes many factors into account when evaluating applications. For example, people from a disadvantaged social, cultural, financial, socioeconomic, or educational background can tell in detail how they overcame the disadvantage.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Requirements for admission to the magistracy:

  • Online application form;
  • Personal statement;
  • Research report;
  • GRE General Test Results (for Medical Physics Applicants);
  • Transcripts from all institutions in which the coursework was completed;
  • Three letters of recommendation.

The recommended undergraduate course for the preparation of an applicant for a master's degree includes basic courses in biology, physics, biochemistry.

Scholarships University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dean Barbara J. Stoll provides up to 10 scholarships to MD Anderson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth Cancer Center, who have achieved excellence in biomedical research.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
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