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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Biology

San Antonio, TX

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

Overview

The University of Texas at San Antonio / Department of Biology is located in San Antonio, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Biotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell and molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neurobiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

153
Applied
84
Accepted
57
Enrolled
55%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th March 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 5

Student Body

161
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 34.16%
Black or African American 3.11%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.62%
Asian 6.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.62%
Two or more races 1.86%
Unknown 6.83%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 1
Male (28)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Development of human and veterinary vaccines against a fungal disease, mammalian germ cells and stem cells, dopamine neuron physiology and addiction, plant biochemistry, dendritic computation and synaptic plasticity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,135,963

Location & Contact

Address One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX  78249-0617
United States
Contact Dr. Garry Sunter
Chair
Email: garry.sunter@utsa.edu
Phone: 210-458-5479

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