A Place and a Degree For You

The UTSA Graduate School cultivates academic excellence in graduate education on a local and global platform by recruiting students from diverse cultural perspectives, encouraging intellectual curiosity and creativity, and promoting integrity and lifelong learning. We offer 69 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 30 graduate certificate programs to more than 4,200 graduate students across seven colleges.

In 2016, UTSA opened the Graduate Student Professional Development Center to expand upon its commitment to professional development and student success. It is the first stand-alone center of its kind in Texas and one of eight in the United States and Canada. The center provides UTSA graduate students with the opportunity to become leaders in industry and academia, encourages student engagement and fosters community as a venue for interdisciplinary networking.

College Highlights

Architecture, Construction & Planning

  • The College of Architecture Construction and Planning offers several global study-abroad experiences that give students opportunities to live and study in different cultural environments. Culture, history, language, art, and architecture are just some facets of the study-abroad experience, with the chance to see some of the most important ancient and modern sites in Europe, Asia, and South America.


  • Nationally ranked and recognized, the College of Business is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation and offers a comprehensive curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
  • Named one of the top 10 graduate programs for minorities by the Princeton Review for the past ten years.

Education & Human Development

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE), the Office of P-20 Initiatives and the Pre-freshmen Engineering Program (PREP) USA have been recognized as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.


  • Cutting-edge research in a wide range of areas such as energy, security, environmental issues, materials, biomechanics, robotics, manufacturing, computational modeling, and sustainability is federally/state funded and contributes to maintain US competitiveness and security of the state and nation.

Liberal & Fine Arts

  • As 2016 closed the college reached a new high in external research grant funding of $4,905,463 for the year, a 36% increase over the prior fiscal year, and a 51% increase over two years ago.
  • The college hosts an annual COLFA Student Research Conference. In 2017, $8,150 in prize money were awarded. The Research Conference is one of many ways that COLFA students work closely with faculty mentors, increasing the value of their degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Public Policy

  • The Texas Diversity Council acknowledged the College for its commitment to engaging a multicultural community, addressing disparities and inequities in minority populations, and educating students to advance the public good to improve the quality of lives within diverse local and global communities.


  • The College of Science offers a variety of research facilities, including the Neuroscience Institute and NIH-funded RCMI Cores facilities. In addition, the college offers student support through a number of graduate research and funding opportunities, as well as a research conference and seminars.

Read more at UTSA Fast Facts 2018.