University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, also known as UT Southwestern, is located in Dallas, Texas, United States. It was founded in 1943 as the Southwestern Medical College. It was originally a wartime medical school. It joined The University of Texas System in 1949 and adopted its current name in 1987. The campus is beautifully nestled in an area of more than 230 acres. UT Southwestern is divided into the following academic schools:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • UT Southwestern Medical School
  • UT Southwestern School of Health Professions

UT Southwestern is home to several student organizations such as the American Medical Student Association, Clinical Psychology Diversity Club, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group, Wilderness Medicine Society, International Medicine Interest Group, Student National Medical Association, Medical Humanities Interest Group, and Southwestern Student Connection.

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Contacting UT Southwestern

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas , TX 75390-9096
General Phone: (214) 648-3606

UT Southwestern Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine243neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist
Therapy and Counseling80clinical psychology, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology67physician assistant, blood bank tech specialist, clinical lab tech, orthotist/prosthetist
Science61biochemistry, molecular biophysics, radiation biology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, human genetics, physiology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20vocational counseling, rehabilitation, dietitian
Engineering5biomedical engineering
Medical Administration4medical illustrator

Number of programs and degrees for UT Southwestern in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree12716
Doctor's degree7912
Postbaccalaureate certificate43
Bachelor's degree474
First-professional degree2211
Post-master's certificate21

UT Southwestern Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Southwestern had a total enrollment of 2,253 students (1,275 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 6%
Graduate 57%
First Professional 37%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 4%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 25%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 2%
22-24 29%
25-29 36%
30-34 21%
35-39 9%
40-49 3%
50-64 0%

UT Southwestern Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dallas, 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.

UT Southwestern Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UT Southwestern Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
UT Southwestern participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1001900)

UT Southwestern Faculty

UT Southwestern 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 year65$167,28317$142,747
Associate professorcalendar year32$104,53822$102,491
Assistant professorcalendar year81$85,57049$75,688
Instructorcalendar year30$47,08034$50,421
All faculty totalcalendar year208$108,472122$82,824

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

UT Southwestern Degree Programs (2007)

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

Medical Administration
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator

Medical Support And Technology
Blood Bank Technology Specialist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Human/Medical Genetics
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biophysics
Physiology, General
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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