Educational Opportunities at UTMB

Since its founding in 1891, The University of Texas Medical Branch has remained deeply committed to educating a health care workforce to serve the State of Texas, and beyond. UTMB has graduated more health care practitioners than any other university in the state. Interested in a health professions career or advanced degree? Explore this page to see what our schools offer.   

School of Health Professions

School of Health ProfessionsThe most experienced allied health sciences school in the Southwest! For over a century, the University of Texas Medical Branch has dedicated its efforts toward improving the health of Texans. Since 1968, we in the School of Health Professions have helped carry on this tradition. Over 6,000 professionals for the nation's healthcare workforce have gotten their education with us - the vast majority of whom continue to practice in Texas. For more information about getting your education at UTMB, please contact the SHP Office of Admissions and Student Affairs by phone at (409) 772-3030 or by email at 

School of Medicine

School of MedicineThe School of Medicine at UTMB has provided medical school or residency training to one in six Texas physicians. With 20 departments, three institutes and a unique partnership with the University of Texas at Austin and Seton Healthcare in Austin, UTMB’s School of Medicine is a leader in medical school education, translational research and clinical care. The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is a major academic health center dedicated to improving the lives of others through health sciences education, clinical care and biomedical research. Opened in 1891, UTMB combines a rich history of service with a forward-thinking spirit to fulfill its role as a public trust for the people of Texas and beyond. 

School of Nursing

School of NursingWelcome to the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing, the first School of Nursing in Texas. Located on historic Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico, we enjoy moderate climate year round, making it a great place to pursue nursing education endeavors. 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesThe Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch promotes the advancement of human understanding and knowledge in health-related disciplines through scholarly teaching and research in the biomedical sciences. Foremost, the graduate school embraces excellence in all of its academic pursuits and activities. Academic curricula and programs are available that emphasize developing individual leadership, communication, motivation, and scholarship to meet the challenges of today’s society. 


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