College of Sciences

Department of Environmental Science and Ecology


Effective September 1, 2021, the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology has been restructured.
It is now part of the Department of Integrative Biology.
Please go to our new website for the most current information.


Graduate Programs


The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at UTSA offers a Master of Science degree which is designed to prepare students for careers in both private and government sectors. Research is conducted by faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Geological Sciences, and includes multidisciplinary topics.

Please visit the UTSA Graduate School for the requirements and deadlines to apply to our program. The main items in the application are:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, engineering, or some other related scientific discipline plus one semester of general statistics, one semester of organic chemistry, and one semester of environmental science or ecology
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • IELTS Score (international applicants)

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, the Office of Environmental Science is happy to provide advice to assist you in the preparation of your application. Please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record if you have any questions. Exceptional applicants may also qualify for a waiver of the application fee.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Dr. Jennifer Smith

Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Ph.D. Program

A range of envoronmental science related research topics may be pursued within the ESE doctoral program, which is a joint program supported by faculty in engineering, environmental science, and geological sciences. Some areas of research emphasis include aquatic science, conservation and restoration ecology, and natural resources and wildlife management.
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