Graduate Programs

The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at UTSA offers two Doctor of Philosophy degrees: Cell and Molecular Biology 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 visit the UTSA Graduate School for the requirements and deadlines to apply to our programs. The main items in the application are:

  • Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • 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 December 1 application deadline date.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Cell and Molecular BiologyDr. John McCarrey
NeuroscienceDr. Isabel Muzzio


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Information about our Ph.D. programs
Graduate School Information


UTSA offers Master of Science degrees in Biology and Biotechnology, both with thesis and non-thesis options.
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