UTSA Neurosciences Institute

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> The Neuroscience Graduate Program

About the Program
The Department of Biology offers a doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology. The program is broad in scope and the range of expertise embodied by our faculty’s research programs provides students with extensive opportunities to train in areas of research that range from molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, computational, to cognitive neuroscience. Students admitted into the program immediately begin laboratory work as part of a series of research rotations allowing them to select an area of interest and a laboratory for their dissertation research---the core of the training program. Doctoral training is enhanced by a vibrant seminar program and the offering of numerous colloquia designed around special topics in neurobiology. Combined with an appropriate level and variety of coursework (click here for our program of study), our Ph.D. program is designed to prepare students for research and academic careers.

Faculty research programs are undertaken in state-of-the-art research laboratories and supported by core facilities that include a microscopy and imaging core, computational biology core, among other research support centers including those for biochemistry, molecular biology, histology, physiology, and behavior.


Candidates are required to submit their applications for admission along with all supporting documentation by January 1 for acceptance the following Fall. Applications are accessed and submitted online at http://apply.embark.com/grad/utsa. A complete application should contain an application form, transcripts, three letters of recommendation from persons of professional rank, GRE scores, TOEFL scores if applicable, a recent resume, and a statement of research experience and interest. UTSA is an equal opportunity institution and applications from women, minorities and residents of South Texas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Course Requirements

The doctoral degree requires a minimum of 94 semester credit hours beyond the Baccalaureate Degree.  The Program of Study includes a Core Curriculum (19 hours), Elective courses that support the emphasis in Neuro (12 hours), Colloquia (19 hours), and Doctoral research (44 hours).

Current stipend support is $27,350 in the form of research stipend or teaching assistantships.  In addition, all tuition and fees will be paid.  Entering students will be encouraged to apply for National Science Foundation as well as National Institutes of Health pre-doctoral fellowship support. For qualified students, the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program supports stipend, tuition and fees, health insurance, and travel to scientific meetings.

For program and application information:

UTSA Graduate School

    Apply Online: https://apply.embark.com/grad/utsa 
    Website: http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/
    Request for information:  http://inquiry.embark.com/utsa/grad/
    E-Mail: graduatestudies@utsa.edu

Graduate Catalog:  http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/

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