“Completing my doctorate degree in educational leadership has opened doors and opportunities for me I never could have imagined when I decided to enter the program.”
Doctoral Application Deadlines
Doctoral applicants should apply for admission through the UTSA Online Graduate Application. Because of the time needed to prepare doctoral summaries, applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible but no later than one month prior to the applicable application deadline.
Doctoral application deadlines are specific to the college and program. Deadlines may also be specific to the applicant type, domestic vs. international. Additionally, doctoral application term offerings vary by program. Most programs grant admission only for the Fall semester, with some offering Spring admission as well. Lastly, deadlines will also determine those who are considered for financial assistance (grants, scholarships, graduate assistant positions, etc.). Please find your college and program below to determine the terms the program accepts applications for and the appropriate deadline(s).
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with the Graduate School by the appropriate application deadline. We also highly advise that applicants make their recommenders aware of these deadline dates to ensure all items are turned in on time.
To expedite admissions processing, applicants can use unofficial supporting documents to submit the application (i.e., unofficial transcripts and test scores). You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or review our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
All applications are to be submitted by 5:00 PM Central Time Zone (U.S.). When the published deadline falls on a weekend, the application remains open until 5:00 PM Central Time Zone (U.S.) on the following open business day. Deadlines are subject to change.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
|COS PhD Program||Fall Priority Deadline||Fall Final Deadline||Spring Final Deadline|
|Cell and Molecular (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||Not Available|
|Chemistry (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Computer Science (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Sept. 1|
|Neurobiology (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||Not Available|
|Physics (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Sept. 1|
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC POLICY
|COPP PhD Program||Fall Priority Deadline||Fall Final International Deadline||Fall Final Domestic Deadline||Spring Final Deadline|
|Applied Demography (Ph.D.)||Jan. 15||Jan. 15||May 1||Not Available|
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
|COB PhD Program||Fall Final Deadline*||Spring Final Deadline|
|Accounting (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Applied Statistics (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Finance (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Information Technology (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Sept. 1**|
|Management and Organizational Studies (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Marketing (Ph.D.)||Feb. 1||Not Available|
*Includes funding consideration
**For part-time students only
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND FINE ARTS
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
|COEHD PhD Program||Fall Priority Deadline||Fall Final Deadline||Spring Final Deadline|
|Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Culture, Literacy and Language (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Not Available|
|Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Not Available|
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The following College of Engineering (COE) deadlines apply to domestic and international applicants who are applying to a COE doctoral program. Deadlines vary by applicant type and program so please review the directions carefully.
Early Deadline (1): The early deadline applies to all applicant types including domestic and international applicants. All applicants who submit by the early deadline will receive priority review. Recognizing the complexity of applying as an international student, we highly recommend international applicants who reside outside of the United States and require processing of a student visa, submit application materials by the COE early application deadline.
Standard Deadline (2): The standard deadline applies to domestic and international students who currently hold a United States student visa. International applicants for COE doctoral programs must meet the standard deadline date for admissions consideration. Please note for international applicants who do not hold an active United States student visa, given the time-frame to complete the admissions process will vary by program and the time-frame to complete the visa process will vary by home country, we cannot guarantee an admitted international student will successfully enroll for the intended term. In some cases, an international student may need to consider deferment to the next available term by program. Thus, we highly encourage international students to apply as early as possible within your admissions cycle. Please do not wait for the posted deadline(s) to submit.
Late Deadline (3): The late deadline applies to Domestic applicants only. Those who meet the late application deadline are not guaranteed a decision for the applied semester. Late applications may be deferred for consideration to the next available admission term by program.
|COE PhD Program||Fall
|Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Jul. 15||n/a||Sept. 15||Nov. 30|
|Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)||n/a||Feb. 1||Jul. 15||n/a||Sept. 15||Dec. 1|
|Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||Jul. 1||n/a||Sept. 1||Dec. 1|
|Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)||n/a||Feb. 1||Jul. 15||n/a||Sept. 15||Dec. 1|
|Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||May 1||n/a||Sept. 1||Oct. 15|