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. Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

Ph.D. Physics

Ph.D. Computer Science

FALL 2019

Doctoral Degree Program Listing (
September 15, 2018 Fall 2019 Doctoral application becomes available online
November 1, 2018 Priority Deadline for funding consideration for all doctoral programs
December 1, 2018 Final Application deadline for PhD - Neurobiology and PhD - Cell and Molecular Biology program, all required items are due.
February 1, 2019 Final Application deadline for all doctoral programs, all required items are due.
The Graduate School Translational Science (Apply through UTHSCSA)