Biotechnology M.S. Program




Applications to the Biotechnology M.S. program are only accepted online. Apply online through the UTSA Graduate School Information and Application Portal.

Fall Deadlines

International: March 1
Priority Domestic: March 15
Final Domestic: June 15

Spring Deadlines

International: August 15
Priority Domestic: September 15
Final Domestic: October 15

Summer Deadlines

International: February 1
Domestic: April 15

Criteria for Admission into the UTSA Biotechnology M.S. Program

To be considered for degree-seeking status, applicants must submit, along with the application, two letters of recommendation, a Statement of Future Plans for a career in Biotechnolology, and scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

In addition to satisfying the university-wide graduate admission requirements, applicants are expected to have completed an undergraduate major in the sciences with coursework comparable to the core required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at UTSA. In particular, incoming students are required to have taken, and received at least a grade of "B" in upper-division undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in cell biology and biochemistry, and to have taken undergraduate courses in genetics and immunology.

Students whose undergraduate preparation is deficient in one of these areas of requirements but who meet the remaining standards for admission may be conditionally admitted and required to complete specific undergraduate course(s) as a condition of admission. In such cases, students should anticipate additional time will be required to complete the degree.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission.