Texas A&M Health Science Center

Texas A&M Health Science Center

The Texas A&M Health Science Center was established in 1999. It brought together the A&M System's health-related institutes. Commonly referred to as TAMHSC or simply HSC, the university is composed of the following academic units:

  • Baylor College of Dentistry
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Institute of Biosciences and Technology
  • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • School of Rural Public Health

Through these six institutes, the HSC offers facilities in the cities of Dallas, Temple, Houston, College Station, and Kingsville, in Texas. Students can choose from a wide variety of degrees and research options in the field of medical sciences.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center supports pre-professional student groups like the Pre-Medical Society, and Pre-Dental Society. The university also offers financial assistance to the students in the form of departmental scholarships, Federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Texas Public Education Grant, Alternative or Private Loans, and HB 3015 funds.

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Contacting Texas A&M HSC

Texas A&M Health Science Center
301 Tarrow, 7th Floor
College Station , TX 77840
General Phone: (979) 458-7200

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Texas A&M HSC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine280dentistry, advanced general dentistry, medicine, public health
Science31biomedical sciences, biological and biomedical sciences
Medical Support and Technology30dental hygienist

Number of programs and degrees for Texas A&M HSC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1013
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship121
Doctor's degree - professional practice1642
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years341
Bachelor's degree301

Texas A&M HSC Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas A&M HSC had a total enrollment of 1,432 students (850 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 4%
Graduate 96%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 19%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 3%
22-24 38%
25-29 39%
30-34 11%
35-39 5%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%

Texas A&M HSC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of College Station, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Texas A&M HSC Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Texas A&M HSC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Texas A&M HSC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 494800)

Texas A&M HSC Faculty

Texas A&M HSC has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year53$162,15314$140,693
Associate professorcalendar year34$105,47816$100,327
Assistant professorcalendar year41$91,89336$82,563
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year129$124,05467$98,391

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Texas A&M HSC Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biomedical Sciences, General

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