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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology

Graduate School of Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology

Date Program Established - 7/18/2003


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://bio.utsa.edu/phd_cell.html.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 5.0 (average, 2009-2011)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 5 Years (average, 2009-2011)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 1 100% 0% 0%
2009-2010 9 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 4 100% 0% 0%
5 Admissions Criteria

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in biology, from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate work. Applicants must submit, along with the application, three letters of recommendation, a Statement of Future Plans, and scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants whose native language is not English must score at least 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Admission requires appointment to a teaching assistantship, research assistantship, or research fellowship. The Doctoral Studies Committees for each concentration, comprised of members selected from the graduate faculty in each program, are responsible for reviewing applications for admission.

For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 24 (96%)
7 Average Financial Support Provided $20,143
8 Student Core Faculty Ratio 0.85
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2008-2009 19
2009-2010 84
2010-2011 138
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds 15
Grant Value Per Faculty $190,614
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year $6,671,501
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 98%
12 Number of Core Faculty 33
13 Faculty Teaching Load 14.8
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 17 3
Black 1 0
Hispanic 4 0
Other 7 1
Total 29 4
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 5 7 12
Black 0 0 0
Hispanic 4 4 8
Other 6 3 9
Total 15 14 29
16 Date of Last External Review January 2011
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2008-2009 9
2009-2010 10
2010-2011 17