Graduate PhD Programs

Houston Methodist Academy is a combination of partnerships among national and international universities to provide an umbrella of educational and training initiatives for trainees within Houston Methodist Research Institute. The research institute has affiliated joint programs with seven major academic institutions: the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Monterrey Tech, Swansea University, Graduate School at Shenzhen (Tsinghua University), the University of St. Thomas and the University of Houston.

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Basic research has always been one of the major tasks of the Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS). Founded over 50 years ago, CAS has gradually branched out to cover many fields of the natural sciences. They have established various mega-science facilities and will launch the construction of a third-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Shanghai. To cope with the new era of economic globalization, CAS is implementing the Knowledge Innovation Program (KIP), advocated by Chinese President Jiang Zemin. With the objective of building the academy into a research center at the world's most advanced level, the KIP is an incubator for high-level scientists and for promoting the development of high-tech industry. 

Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
The Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University  was jointly founded by Tsinghua University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government for cultivating top-level professionals and carrying out scientific and technological innovations. Directly affiliated with Tsinghua University in Beijing, the graduate school plays an important role in Tsinghua’s commitment to achieve international prominence. It serves the regional economy and society by developing top-quality education, initiating original researchers and facilitating the transfer of high technology to industry.

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education  was founded in 1943, with the Monterrey Tech Institute of Industrial Research starting operations in 1951. Monterrey Tech has various campuses throughout Mexico and is the leading patent applicant among Mexican universities, generating three times as many international patents as their competitors. Some of Monterrey Tech's academic programs are offered as partnerships or joint degrees with other institutions and universities. The Houston Methodist Academy has collaborated with Monterrey Tech to provide a joint MD/PhD program for students pursuing medical degrees.

Swansea University
Swansea University  was founded in 1920 as University College of Swansea. This institution is led by research and thrives on exploration and discovery, offering a good balance of excellent teaching and research. Cutting-edge facilities, such as the Institute of Life Science, Centre for NanoHealth, Centres for Sustainable Aquaculture Research and a suite of supercomputers, make Swansea one of the premier research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom.

University of Houston 
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston (UH) is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, 35,000 students are educated in nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 6,500 degrees annually, with nearly 200,000 alumni.

University of St. Thomas 
The University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business  and the Houston Methodist Research Institute join forces to develop a master’s in clinical translation management degree program to equip students with the business skills to move innovative treatments into clinical use. This unique partnership aims to produce leaders who can help reduce the time it takes for new pharmaceuticals and medical devices to move through research, clinical studies, regulatory approvals and, ultimately, to the patients.

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences 
Founded in 1898, and affiliated since 1927 with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Weill Medical College of Cornell University is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Weill Cornell also has PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Along with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan Kettering Institute, they have established a joint MD/PhD program for students to intensify their pursuit of Weill Cornell's triple mission of education, research and patient care.

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Amy Wright, MBA