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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.

Biotechnology M.S. Program


Welcome to the Biotechnology M.S. Degree Program


The Master of Science degree program in Biotechnology offers opportunities for rigorous, advanced study and research in biotechnology; students are prepared for employment and research in this rapidly advancing and expanding field. A broad common base knowledge for biotechnology is provided in the Master’s degree by a comprehensive core curriculum that includes key areas in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and immunology. All students receive practical training through the completion of at least two laboratory courses. Additional coursework is selected from a list of approved lecture based and laboratory courses. Students can have the option of pursuing a thesis project or can earn graduate credit from an off-campus internship in a biotechnology-based company.

Learn more about our Graduate Program.

UTSA and San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and one of the 14 academic and health science institutions in the UT System. Founded in 1969, UTSA serves thousands of students in over 160 degree programs.

San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the U.S. and is located at the foot of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The weather permits residents to enjoy many outdoor activities year-round. San Antonio is an affordable city with many renowned attractions, such as the historic Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the Pearl district, with a diverse range of cultural experiences through the arts, sports, and nature.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Valerie Sponsel

Dr. Valerie Sponsel
(210) 458-5929


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