Life in Houston
Houston is the most diverse large metropolitan area in the United States and first among the nation's 10 most populous cities in total acreage of parkland. With a cost of living 25.9 percent below the average of living in the 20 most populous U.S. cities, you will be able to take advantage of all this city has to offer.
Explore our Life in Houston website to learn about housing options, transportation, entertainment and more. Use the cost-of-living calculators available on the housing page to see how far your stipend will stretch.
Stipends and Benefits
Our students receive a competitive stipend, a tuition remission, and individual health insurance at no cost to the student.
Life Beyond the Lab
Building connections with your fellow students and with faculty is essential for your professional and personal success. Throughout the year we have seminars, journal clubs, social activities and more to facilitate the development of a cohesive, collaborative community.
Student organizations such as the Consulting Club, Association of Women in Science, Association of Graduate Student Diversity, Climbing Club and STEM Education Interest Group provide opportunities for students to learn about careers, network with individuals with shared interests and have fun.
GSBS Student Life
While the program is your home, there are many opportunities to interact with students and faculty from across the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as throughout the Texas Medical Center.
Graduate Student Council
As the voice of graduate students at Baylor College of Medicine, the Graduate Student Council hosts events, like the annual art show, throughout the year.