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General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.
Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.
Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52
Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332
Contact Graduate Processors:
Phone: (210) 458-7985
Send Official Transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.
Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology offers a doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. The program offers students a foundation in the study of brain structure, function, and behavior. First year coursework gives students a strong background in electrical and chemical signaling, brain circuits, experimental design, and data analysis. Students also complete a series of three lab rotations before beginning their dissertation projects. The program includes a weekly lunch and lecture series with speakers from across the country, providing all students with an extended network in the scientific community.
Why pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience?
The program faculty is highly interactive diverse. There are multiple opportunities for cross-lab research and mentoring.
The program is enriched by the UTSA Neurosciences Institute, which hosts annual research symposia, podcasts from world-renowned neuroscientists, and activities that promote research collaboration.
Student have the opportunity to work collaboratively using multidisciplinary approaches to advance our basic understanding of the brain and brain disorders through the UTSA Brain Health Consortium.
|Required Degree||Bachelor's degree, preferably in biology and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division and graduate work.
|Other Degree Requirements||
Admission to the program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Competitive applicants often exceed minimum requirements.
For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog.
|General University Requirements||Must meet university wide requirements.|
|Application||A completed a Graduate School application. Priority deadline (November 1) applicants may also qualify for a waiver of the application fee (applicants must contact email@example.com when their applications are 95% complete).|
|Transcripts||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.|
|Resume or Curriculum Vitae||Not required.|
|Letters of Recommendation||Three letters of recommendation are required from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s background, attesting to the student’s academic and personal attributes for success in the program and potential for contributing substantially to a field of study related to the degree.|
|Statement of Purpose||Required, a written personal statement/essay describing research interests and purpose for pursuing the Ph.D. in Neuroscience.|
|Test Scores||Not required.|
|Evaluation of Foreign Credentials||
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
|International Applicants||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
|Other||Program is Full-Time.|
Career Options Available for a Ph.D. in Neuroscience Graduate
Academic ( University & Colleges, Med. Research Centers): Research, teaching, and administration
Private Industry ( Biotech, Pharmaceutical firms, Medical supply and diagnostics): Research, sales, administration, and service
Government ( NIH, VA): Research and administration
Research taking place in the Neuroscience (Ph.D.) program
Program faculty employ a wide range of research approaches and techniques that span the spectrum of the field, from molecular to cognitive neuroscience. Our highly interactive and diverse faculty maintain research programs with strengths in motivation, reward, and addiction, electrical signaling, computational neurobiology, language and auditory processing, neurodegeneration, CNS patterning and cell fate, and learning and memory.