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18 Characteristics of UTSA Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Science and Engineering

Date Program Established - 9/1/2007


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://engineering.utsa.edu/CE/academics_phd_program.html.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 5 (average, 2010-2012)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 5 years (average, 2010-2012)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 1 100% 0% 0%
2009-2010 3 33.33% 0% 66.67%
2010-2011 4 75% 0% 25%
5 Admissions Criteria

Admission Requirements. Applicants must satisfy the following requirements, in addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements (refer to Chapter 1, Admission):

  • a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from an accredited university, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate courses. The degree should be in biology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, geography, environmental engineering, or other related scientific discipline. Exceptional applicants without a Master of Science may be considered for admission to the program on a case-by-case basis;
  • three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic potential;
  • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores;
  • a letter of research/specialization interest; and
  • a résumé/curriculum vitae.

Applications must be submitted to the UTSA Graduate School online at www.graduateschool.utsa.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Acceptance to the program is decided by the Doctoral Studies Committee (DSC), comprised of graduate faculty members selected from the CEE Department and the College of Sciences. Full-time students accepted for the program are eligible to apply for financial support in the form of competitive teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or research fellowships.

For more details, see http://business.utsa.edu/phd/phd_ba_admissions.aspx

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 92%
7 Average Financial Support Provided $19,745
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 1.9
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2009-2010 147
2010-2011 130
2011-2012 128
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds 11
Grant Value Per Faculty $108,471
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year $2,494,844
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 61%
12 Number of Core Faculty 14
13 Faculty Teaching Load 12
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 9 2
Black 0 0
Hispanic 1 1
Other 1 0
Total 11 3
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 1 4 5
Black 3 0 3
Hispanic 3 0 3
Other 11 3 14
Total 18 7 25
16 Date of Last External Review March 2009
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2009-2010 12
2010-2011 21
2011-2012 40

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