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Biology M.S. Program

Welcome to the Biology M.S. Degree Program


The Master of Science degree program in Biology offers opportunities for advanced study and research. A thesis option is offered to students who want an opportunity to develop expertise in research techniques and data analysis; a non-thesis option is offered for those who want the opportunity to earn the Master of Science degree through organized coursework. The thesis option is recommended for students who plan a career in research or contemplate pursuing a doctorate in one of the life sciences. The non-thesis option might be suitable for students interested in secondary school teaching in the life sciences. Graduate faculty research interests include biochemistry, cellular biology, development biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, physiology, and plant sciences.

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Graduate Advisor of Record

Graduate Advisor of Record

Dr. Valerie Sponsel
(210) 458-5929
Valerie.Sponsel@utsa.edu

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