Graduate School News

UTSA joins prestigious network for STEM education, graduate and postdoctoral development

May 11, 2023

UTSA has been accepted into the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, an organization that fosters future faculty who are committed to promoting instructional excellence in STEM disciplines in higher education.

NSF awards enable UTSA students to pursue graduate studies

May 9, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 11 UTSA students and alumni prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to advance their graduate research education.

Honoring alumni contributions to achieving Carnegie R1 designation, UTSA celebrates 30 years of doctoral programs

Apr 5, 2023

The 2022-2023 academic year marks the 30th anniversary of the first doctoral student cohort admission at UTSA. The Graduate School, in collaboration with academic colleges, recently hosted multiple events on campus to celebrate this milestone and recognize doctoral students' contributions culminating in UTSA achieving Carnegie R1 designation. The celebration kicked off with a keynote and networking lunch, research poster showcase, awards ceremony and reception.

UTSA Signs Memorandums of Understanding with Elite Indian Institutions

Mar 20, 2023

A team of UTSA faculty and administrators representing the Graduate School, Global Initiatives, the College of Sciences and the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design traveled to India to forge partnerships with the country’s leading higher education institutions.

Advancing a Culture of Respect and Accountability on Campus

Feb 3, 2023

Updates on ongoing efforts to further advance UTSA along our strategic plan destination to becoming a great public research university.

Wellbeing Video Competition

Oct 25, 2022

Share your wellbeing routine for a chance to win!

Graduate School Homecoming Tailgate

Oct 13, 2022

Join us for a Graduate School Tailgate!

GSAW Award Ceremony Winners

Apr 15, 2022

GSAW Award Ceremony Winners

Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award Winners

Oct 26, 2021

This fall, The Graduate School unveiled a new award targeted at recognizing our postdoctoral fellows: the Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award. This annual award is presented to two postdoctoral scholars at UTSA who demonstrate excellence in research, communication, and leadership.

October 2021 Alumni Career Story: Dr. Katherine Wainwright at Google: Once A Researcher Always A Researcher

Oct 7, 2021

Dr. Katherine Wainwright will lead this Career Story session to share how she used the knowledge she gained as a Behavioral Researcher in the UTSA Psychology Doctoral Program to become a User Experience Researcher at Google. Join us Thursday, August 14 at 4pm (CDT)

August 2021 GPS Career Story: Bianca Alvarez, Kimberly Mirelez, and Jordyn Patrias: Bringing Art and Expertise to the City of San Antonio

Aug 12, 2021

August's GPS Career Story will introduce Bianca Alvarez, Kimberly Mirelez, and Jordyn Patrias, from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Join us on Thursday, August 19 at 4pm (CDT)

New study co-authored by UTSA Graduate School Dean published in PLOS Science

Jul 15, 2021

A new paper has found that doctoral students who participate in professional development activities during their studies experienced no difference in time to degree or manuscript output compared to their peers who did not participate in professional development during their program.

Please welcome our new Associate Dean!

Jul 8, 2021

I am pleased to announce Dr. Teja Guda’s appointment as Associate Dean in the Graduate School. In this role, he will be primarily responsible for collaboratively working with all stakeholders across campus to ensure timely implementation and communication of policies and guidelines stemming from the 2019 recommendations of the Graduate Student Success Task Force.

July 2021 GPS Career Story: Orlando Graves Bolaños, Director of Gallery Facilitation and Experiences at The DoSeum

Jul 8, 2021

July's GPS Career Story will introduce Orlando Graves Bolaños, Director of Gallery Facilitation and Experiences at The DoSeum, join us on Wednesday, July 21 at 4pm (CDT).

June 2021 GPS Career Story: Caroline Goddard with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Jun 4, 2021

June's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Caroline Goddard from United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, join us on Thursday, June 17 at 12pm (CST).

May 2021 GPS Career Story: Ms. Paola Montufar Soria from UTSA to NYU

May 6, 2021

May's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Paola Montufar Soria from UTSA to NYU, join us on Thursday, May 13 at 4pm (CST).

May 2021 GPS Career Story: Ms. Kesley Smith from Greenleaf Book Group

May 5, 2021

May's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Kesley Smith from Greenleaf Book Group, join us on Thursday, May 20 at 4pm (CST).

Graduate programs awarded for innovation in admissions

Apr 2, 2021

As part of an ongoing effort to promote excellence within the graduate community at UTSA, The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of its Innovation in Admissions Awards.

March 2021 GPS Career Story: Dr. Manuel Ramirez Garcia on Becoming a Data Scientist

Mar 5, 2021

March’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Manuel Ramirez Garcia, who has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and has transitioned to a career as a contract data scientist, where he gets to analyze all the data he wants and also acts as both a scientist and an engineer. If you’d like to learn more about his data scientist job, the skills he needs to be successful, and his time as an Insight Data Fellow, join us Thursday, March 11 at 4 pm.

April 2021 GPS Career Story: Mr. Pete Echols from Southern Teachers Agency

Feb 9, 2021

February’s GPS Career Story will introduce Mr. Pete Echols at Southern Teachers Agency who is a School Agent and Placement Counselor. What that means for you is Mr. Echols helps teachers, including first-time teachers, find teaching jobs. At his Career Story, Pete will describe his career path that initiated with Music Education, brought in a variety of teaching opportunities and relies on his skills for interviewing others. Importantly, Mr. Echols will share some of the best resumes he’s encountered to inspired you to update your resume. This session has been rescheduled to take place Tuesday, April 13 from 3pm – 4pm.

January 2021 GPS Career Story: Dr. E'Lissa Flores from the Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI) in Washington, D.C.

Jan 20, 2021

January’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. E'lissa Flores, who has a Ph.D. in Translational Biomedical Sciences from University of Rochester and is currently a Scientific Program Manager at HESI, a nonprofit institution whose mission is to engage academia, government & industry scientists to identify & resolve global health & environmental issues.

November 2020 GPS Career Story: Dr. Julia Kent from Literature Graduate Student to leader at Council of Graduate Schools

Nov 9, 2020

November’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Julia Kent, who has a Ph.D. in British Literature from Johns Hopkins and an MA in French literature from the University of Paris VII, and is currently the vice president of Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Dr. Kent has conducted research on a broad range of topics in graduate education, including Ph.D. career pathways, diversity issues, and the preparation of future faculty. Learn how Dr. Kent shaped her path from literature graduate student to Assistant Professor in Beirut to a leader who shapes graduate education.

October 2020 GPS Career Story: A Working Graduate Student's Quest for Diversity and Humanities Without Walls

Oct 20, 2020

October’s GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Nettesheim-Hoffman who is working on her Ph.D. in American History at Marquette University and also working as Director of Marquette’s Career Diversity Initiative. Maggie’s current scholarly work explores the development of philanthropic foundations and political conversations impacting the construction of nonprofit sector policy in Wisconsin. She is also the Associate Director of Career Diversity with Humanities Without Walls and can describe how time spent as a Fellow at Humanities Without Walls helped to shape her career path.

September 2020 GPS Career Story: Education and Equity Champion Joins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sep 9, 2020

September's GPS Career Story will introduce Sara Garcia, born and raised in Texas, and has a passion for issues of race and equity and the role of public policy in creating a more equitable education system.

August 2020 GPS Career Story: Founder of CivTechSA

Aug 21, 2020

August’s GPS Career Story will introduce Kate Kinnison, who has a Master’s in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She will share her career story and describe her time with The Texas House of Representatives, The Artist Foundation in San Antonio, founding CivTechSA, and her day-to-day work with the City of San Antonio.