Translational Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Translational science is an interdisciplinary joint doctoral program offered by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus.

For More Information

Campus address: Pharmacy Building (PHR) 4.220A, phone (512) 471-6590; campus mail code: A1900

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, College of Pharmacy, 2409 University Avenue Stop A1900, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: PGSGradStudies@austin.utexas.edu

URL: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/degrees-programs/graduate-studies

Facilities for Graduate Work

State-of-the-art research facilities are available for graduate education. Laboratories are equipped with the latest instrumentation and specialized support units for research in all of the areas of study mentioned below. Research space on the Austin campus is located in two pharmacy buildings, the Biomedical Engineering Building, the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, and the Animal Resources Center. In San Antonio, basic laboratory and clinical research space is available in the McDermott Building on the campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center, and at affiliated institutions. Students in both Austin and San Antonio have access to extensive electronic journal holdings through the University Libraries website. In addition to these facilities, students will have access to facilities at the partner institutions.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the components in the University of Texas System, consists of five schools: the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The UT Health Science Center has become the primary training site for health professionals serving the south Texas region.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is the second largest university in the UT System and one of the state’s fastest growing public universities. It is designated by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is comprised of six schools, including the School of Public Health. The School of Public Health in Houston coordinates programs at regional campuses in Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Austin, and Brownsville. This statewide presence makes the School of Public Health a pivotal public health resource for Texas.

Areas of Study

The College of Pharmacy offers graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in translational science. An individualized educational plan will be developed for each student. More information is available from the graduate advisor. This program is a STEM Designated Degree Program, as identified by the Department of Homeland Security for purposes of the 24-month STEM optional practical training extension.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2023 semester.

Jamie C Barner
Carolyn M Brown
Craig A Champlin
Maria A Croyle
Kevin N Dalby
John Digiovanni
James C Fleet
Christopher R Frei
Andrea C Gore
Dawit Kidane-Mulat
Jim M Koeller
Kenneth A Lawson Jr
Grace Lee
Leticia R Moczygemba
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay
Karen L Rascati
Kelly Renee Reveles
John H Richburg
Hugh D Smyth
Stefano Tiziani
Karen Marie Vasquez
Robert O Williams III

Admission Requirements

Prospective students applying to the translational science PhD program must have a master’s or professional degree (MD, DDS, or PharmD) prior to enrollment in the program. Students are admitted to the program upon recommendation of the translational science admission committee, comprised of representatives from each partner institution’s Graduate Studies Committee.