Doctoral Application Deadlines

Doctoral applicants for admission may apply for admission as early as nine months before the beginning of the semester in which they wish to begin doctoral study. Because of the time needed to prepare graduate summaries, applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed at least one month before the application deadline.

Doctoral application term offerings vary by program. For additional information and application requirements please review the  Graduate Catalog. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that his/her application meets the deadline set by the Graduate School. Applicants should also note that most programs grant admission only for the Fall semester, Spring admission offering are listed below. 

Students enrolling in cooperative or joint programs between UTSA and other institutions must satisfy admission requirements (including deadline dates) of the other institutions as well as those of UTSA.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that recommenders are aware of these deadline dates, so that the program can assess your complete file as quickly as possible.

The university application deadlines are to be strictly observed; however, applicants wishing to be considered for financial assistance should submit all required application materials to the Graduate School by the listed Priority Deadline for the term of admission period.

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.

All applications are to be submitted by 5:00 PM Central Time Zone (U.S.).


September 1, 2018
Final Application deadline for all doctoral programs, all required items are due.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Ph.D. Computer Science
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Information Technology for part-time students only
Ph.D. Physics
FALL 2019 Doctoral Degree Program Listing
September 15, 2018 Fall 2019 Doctoral application becomes available online
November 1, 2018 General Priority Deadline for funding consideration
December 1, 2018 PhD - Neurobiology and PhD - Cell and Molecular Biology programs, Final Deadline, all required items are due.
January 15, 2019 PhD - Applied Demography Priority Deadline for funding consideration
PhD - Applied Demography Final International Deadline, all required items are due.
February 1, 2019 General Final Deadline for doctoral programs, all required items are due. 
College of Business (COB) Final Deadline for Doctoral Programs to include funding consideration
May 1, 2019 PhD - Applied Demography, Final Domestic Deadline, all required items are due
The Graduate School Translational Science (Apply through UTHSCSA)

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