Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Fees and Expenses: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


Ph.D. Student Benefits


Our students receive a competitive stipend, full tuition remission, and individual health insurance at no cost to the student.  

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Direct Expenses


The following table shows the direct expenses that are billed to students attending the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Students are required to participate in the student health insurance plan offered by the school unless they are covered by a comparable plan and have received approval for a waiver by the Benefits Office.


Cost of living Estimates

Cost of living are estimates of expenses that you will incur to go to school that you will not pay directly to Baylor College of Medicine. These costs you may have already budgeted, such as housing expenses, food, and transportation. The Student Financial Aid Office will provide you with an estimate of these costs based on sample data derived from the Houston area. We will use both the Cost of Living index and the number of months you will be enrolled at Baylor. Below is the chart we will use to estimate your expenses.

Cost of Attendance for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Direct Expenses you pay the college, combined with the estimates of what it will cost you to live while you study are combined to make up the Cost of Attendance. That cost of attendance is the maximum amount you will be able to receive in financial aid while you are studying at Baylor College of Medicine. Please note, if you are receiving a stipend you will not pay tuition and fees, but we will include the tuition and fees as well as the stipend recieved when determining your maximum amount of financial aid.

Ph.D. and M.S. Programs 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance First Year:
Subsequent Years:
Direct Charges - Tuition, Fees, and Insurance
  First Year Subsequent Years

Total Direct Charges for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Student Responsibility in Fall 2023*:
Student Responsibility in Spring 2024*:





Tuition $22,000 $22,000
Health Insurance ($481.00/month) $5,467** $5,772
Matriculation Fee (Fall only) $25  
Facility Fee $5,000 $5,000
Academic Success Center Fee $150 $20
Student Services Fee $38 $38

*Additional Fees

  • International students are assessed an annual Visa Fee each fall. F-1 Visa: $75. J-1 Visa: $100.
  • M.S. 2nd-year graduate students (CSTP Program) are assessed a Graduation Fee of $234 in the fall.
  • Ph.D. 4th-year students are assessed a Graduation Fee of $249 in the spring.

**New students are billed health insurance for the last 11 days of July at a daily rate of $16.  The monthly premium rate is assessed for August onward.

Indirect Charges - Estimated Cost of Living
  First Year Subsequent Years
Total Indirect Charges $34,120 $34,120
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment $600 $600
Transportation $4,125 $4,125
Living Expenses, Housing and Food $25,146 $25,146
Miscellaneous $2,970 $2,970
Loan Fees Res $1,279 $1,279