Graduate Programs

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at UTSA offers two Doctor of Philosophy degrees: Developmental and Regenerative Sciences and Neuroscience. We have state of the art equipment and laboratories that lead to creation of knowledge through research. Our faculty are known state-wide and nationally for their professional and community contributions, as well as being quality teachers.

Please refer to the Developmental & Regenerative Sciences (PhD) and Neuroscience (PhD) Admission Requirements for details on the admissions process. The main items in the application are:

  • Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate/master’s transcripts
  • Credential evaluation required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions.
    Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (international applicants)

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, our department 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. The application fee will be waived for applications submitted by the November 1 priority deadline.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Developmental and Regenerative SciencesDr. John McCarrey
NeuroscienceDr. Matthew Wanat


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