(Early consideration Application Deadline for Summer 2013 extended until Tuesday morning (April 30) at 8:00 AM!)
The information provided below details the requirements for application to the UTSA Undergraduate MBRS-RISE Research Training Program.
Applications are accepted continuously. Please
apply for consideration during our next application period, which is
generally in early May for Summer, mid July for Fall, and mid-November
Please note: RISE is year-round, with students preparing for the next stage of their training. This is not a summer program, has activities throughout
the school year.
Undergraduate MBRS-RISE now has two tracks: Pre-Ph.D. and Pre-Ph.D./Professional Degree (MD/Ph.D., DDS/Ph.D., etc). These have different GPA requirements (see below).
RISE Undergraduate Requirements include:
___Full time student
___US Citizen or Permanent resident
___ Desire to pursue Doctoral (Ph.D.) education or combined MD/Ph.D. or DDS/Ph.D.
This does NOT include:
* MD., DDS, MPH, or other professional degree without a Ph.D., even if you wish to
perform research in the future.
* Combined degrees that require completion of two years of the professional
program prior to application to the Ph.D.
* Professional PhDs that lead exclusively to clinical or health care practice
___ 3.7 or higher GPA if Pre-MD/Ph.D., Pre-DDS/Ph.D.,or other combined degrees. THis GPA must be maintained.
___ 3.0 Pre-Ph.D. RISE - THis GPA must be maintained.
A's and B's in science courses in prior full-time semester
___Majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Psych or any of the following majors with
oriented research: Physics,
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science.
___Able to commit to 15 h research work in Fall/Spring, 40 h in summer
___Committed to complete Research Careers course
and attend a conference
to complete a Thesis
___Willing to attend an off
campus Summer research program
___Will apply to at least 7 doctoral programs on completion!
AND Described by one or both of the following:
__ A member of a group that is underrepresented in the sciences
__ Filipino/Pacific Islander
__ Native American/Alaskan
__ Have Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) or
family income as described below:
factors that may times considered for admission include:
generation to attend college
Educated in low-rated School District
to community issues
up and educated in the South Texas-Border Area.
note...you do not have to fulfill all of these additional factors to
be a viable candidate.
New Student Application:
Continuing Student Application:
Continuing Student (for MBRS or MARC students who want to change between
levels of the program, or between MBRS to MARC) may fill out the following
application. This application is required for students who with to
continue in the program following their Sophomore year, or for those who
wish to continue on to a MS or Doctoral program here at UTSA.
If you have questions about your application contact
Ms. Ayeza Zafar (BSE 1.610, 210-458-6550,