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Graduate Programs

The Department of Biology at UTSA is a great place to participate in cutting edge research and earn your Master of Science degree and/or your Doctor of Philosophy degree. We have state of the art equipment and laboratories that lead to creation of knowledge through research. Our faculty are known state-wide and nationally for their professional and community contributions, as well as being quality teachers.

Please visit the UTSA Graduate School for the requirements and deadlines to apply to our programs. The main items in the application are:

  • Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • IELTS Score (international applicants)

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, the Biology Department is happy to provide advice to assist you in the preparation of your application. Please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record if you have any questions. Exceptional applicants may also qualify for a waiver of the application fee.

Click here for information about the Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program.

Click here for information about the Neurobiology Ph.D. Program.


Graduate Advisor of Record

Master of Science
Biology – Dr. Matthew Gdovin
Biotechnology – Dr. Valerie Sponsel

Doctor of Philosophy
Cell and Molecular Biology – Dr. John McCarrey
Neurobiology – Dr. Todd Troyer

Click here for an overview of research conducted in the Department.

Click below for Graduate School information about the M.S. degree in:

Click below for Graduate School information about the Ph.D. degree in:
Cell and Molecular Biology

Click here to apply online.


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