November 1: Priority Deadline - application fee is waived and will be considered for special additional funding opportunities
December 1: Final Application Deadline - to be considered for admission in the Fall
The application fee will be waived for applications submitted by the November 1 priority deadline date.
Domestic: $50 • International: $90 application fee + $75 for credential evaluation
Applicants with financial difficulties may request a fee waiver by contacting the program administrator.
The complete application must include and/or be accompanied by:
Note: The online application must be submitted by the December 1 deadline; however, if there are difficulties submitting supporting documents, please contact the program director.
Applilcations are reviewed holistically - there is no specific set of minimum criteria required for admission. Factors considered include motivation and determination to pursue a career in Neuroscience, laboratory research experience, academic background, and overall fit with the program at UTSA.
Selection of a lab for dissertation research is made at the end of the first year following competion of three 10-week lab rotations. Students should feel free to contact faculty to inquire about research opportunities, but such contact is not required. It is helpful, however, if applicants use their personal statement to identify specific faculty who they might particularly like to work with and why.