18 Required Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

This page provides links to the 18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs offered by UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

These characteristics include:

  1. Average Number of Degrees per Year
  2. Graduation Rates
  3. Average Time to Degree in Years
  4. Employment Profile
  5. Admissions Criteria
  6. Percentage Full-Time Students
  7. Average Institutional Financial Support Provided
  8. Percentage Full-Time Students with Institutional Financial Support
  9. Number of Core Faculty
  10. Student-Core Faculty Ratio
  11. Core Faculty Publications per Year
  12. Core Faculty External Grants
  13. Faculty Teaching Load
  14. Faculty Diversity
  15. Student Diversity
  16. Date of Last External Review
  17. External Program Accreditation
  18. Student Publications and Presentations per Year

Doctoral Programs at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Division of Basic Science

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 18 Characteristics of Texas Doctoral Programs Requirement

In 2008, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) set a requirement for all state public institutions of higher education to publish 18 specifically defined characteristics of each doctoral program offered. The definitions of the characteristics can be found on the THECB website.