Graduate Programs

The Department of Integrative Biology at UTSA offers three Master of Science degrees: Biology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Science. These degrees are designed to prepare students for careers in both private and government sectors. Our state-of-the-art laboratories lead to creation and dissemination of knowledge through research and publication. Our faculty are known locally, state-wide and nationally for their community, academic, and professional contributions.

Graduates from the programs are employed in diverse careers, including scientists in local and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia, many of which require a Master of Science Degree for placement or advancement. Graduates who complete a thesis are also highly competitive for top doctoral programs across the country.

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, our department is happy to advise and assist you in the preparation of your application. Please contact the appropriate Graduate Advisor of Record if you have any questions.

Please refer to the Biology (MS), Biotechnology (MS), and Environmental Science (MS) Admission Requirements for details on the admissions process.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Biology; BiotechnologyDr. Valerie Sponsel
Environmental ScienceDr. Kevin Eddy

Research-Active Graduate Faculty

  • Dr. Janis Bush
  • Dr. Jurgen Engelberth
  • Dr. Jeffrey Hutchinson
  • Dr. Brian Laub
  • Dr. Annie Lin
  • Dr. Martha Lundell
  • Dr. Jennifer Smith
  • Dr. Valerie Sponsel
  • Dr. Matthew Troia
  • Dr. Allison Veach

Ph.D. Programs

Some faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology accept students through the following Ph.D. programs:


Check out research conducted in the Department.

Information about our M.S. programs
UTSA Admissions Information
Graduate Research Programs