The Texas A&M Health Science Center's School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is dedicated to providing a rigorous and stimulating research and training environment for outstanding advanced graduate students in the biomedical sciences and public health sciences.
The goal of the Dean of the Graduate School and the HSC Office of Graduate Studies is to provide effective support and leadership toward establishment, coordination, and oversight of academic-research training programs. The graduate faculty is committed to excellence in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research training for students who will provide the generations of leaders in the health sciences. The School of Graduate Studies is accredited as a division of the Texas A&M Health Science Center by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.
The mission of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences offered through the TAMHSC SGS is to maintain and continually improve an environment and program of instruction in which students develop competency in the area of modern biomedical science. In support of this mission, this program will strive to integrate basic and translational research education leading to a M.S. and/or Ph.D. degree for biomedical scientists who will be the future leaders in biomedical research and education. Students will learn the guiding principles of how to conduct biomedical research while also acquiring the necessary theoretical background and appropriate knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of the area of biomedical science in the hopes of improving human health.
The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences seeks to provide an educational experience that emphasizes the development of a strong basic science background. Graduates will have the ability to critically evaluate research problems, as well as have the inquiring attitude necessary to pursue advancement and innovation in research. Students involved in the graduate program will master the subject matter of a broad field of study and will demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research. This mission of the graduate program is supported by six primary Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) that direct the operations of the program:
A graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences may be obtained at any of the three campuses across the state where the program is housed. The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is offered at the Bryan/College Station and Temple, TX campuses through the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine (COM), at the Dallas, TX campus through the TAMHSC Baylor College of Dentistry (BCD), and at the Houston, TX campus through the TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT). Each campus has their own graduate faculty, specialized resources and facilities, and concentrations for study while still maintaining the overall mission, goals, and student learning outcomes established by the overall program.
The Graduate Program in Public Health Sciences seeks to provide an educational experience that emphasizes the development of a strong public health sciences background. Graduates will have the ability to work in most any field related to the public health sciences. This mission of the graduate program is supported by five primary Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) that direct the operations of the program:
- 1. Proficiency in core public health principles.
- 2. Aptitude in student's area of specialization.
- 3. Capacity to conduct public health research.
- 4. Written and verbal communication competence.
- 5. Fundamental knowledge of ethics in research.
A graduate degree in Public Health Sciences is offered at the Bryan/College Station, TX campus through the Texas A&M Health Science Center's School of Rural Public Health (SRPH). This campus houses both graduate and professional students and maintains the faculty, coursework, and resources for both.