"Because people here come from so many different backgrounds, they can lend you their experiences which can help you decide where you want to grow in your research and your career."
Stipends and Benefits
Our students receive a competitive stipend, a tuition remission, and individual health insurance at no cost to the student.
From Our Students
The best way to get a sense of what life is like as a student in our program, is to hear directly from our students. A few of our current students wrote about their experiences.
Living in Houston
Living in Houston allows for us students to enjoy all the perks that come with the big city lifestyle, but with a small city cost. In Houston, your dollar stretches much further than living in other major US cities. With eclectic choices of neighborhoods within the city limits, to modern suburbia, living anywhere in Houston is possible and there is an exact match to every individual’s desires.
Cost of living calculators and information on Houston neighborhoods is available to help you find the right place to live.
Transportation in Houston
The METRORail is a light rail service centrally located in the city connecting The Medical Center with downtown and other areas of Houston. The METRO bus system has several types of services throughout Houston, with local services running primarily on city streets and stopping along nearly every other block. Between the METRORail and bus system, getting around Houston is easy and affordable. Houston has two international airports, William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, conveniently located to serve the greater Houston metropolitan area. We often watch for flight deals out of Houston and spend the weekend exploring new cities.