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Effective September 1, 2021, the Department of Biology has been reorganized into three new departments.
Please go to our new websites for the most current information.

Biology M.S. Program


VIP Graduate Admission Program


The VIP Graduate Admission Program allows tenure/tenure track Biology faculty to recommend outstanding junior or senior UTSA students, with excellent academic records, for admission into the Master of Science degree in Biology or Biotechnology.

Benefits of VIP Admission Program

  • Application fee waived (savings of $50)
  • GRE score not required (savings over $200)
  • Simplified application process
  • No supplemental documents are required for applicants (e.g. Letters of recommendation, Resume)
  • Nominees are viewed as excellent candidates for research opportunities

Nomination Requirements

  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • 3.3 Biology GPA
  • Minimum of 90 semester credit hours awarded
  • Good academic standing
  • Limited to Master’s degree programs (thesis/non-thesis option, or internship option) only

Fall Nomination Deadlines

International: February 15
Domestic: May 15

Spring Nomination Deadlines

International: September 1
Domestic: October 1

Summer Nomination Deadlines

International: January 15
Domestic: March 15


Please email Shantae Wright for more information.


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