Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy

Master of Science


Master of Science: Anatomical Sciences
  • Human gross anatomy and histology courses with full cadaveric dissections.
  • Opportunities to teach and tutor students in medical, dental and other health professions.
  • Highly acclaimed teaching faculty with prestigious Piper Professorships, UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards and UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence Awards.
  • Presentations and guidance by Long School of Medicine Admissions Office for prospective medical students.
  • 43% of graduates in the past 5 years enrolled in medical or dental school.


Master of Science: Biotechnology
  • Cutting-edge resources including Next-Gen sequencing and Super-Resolution microscopy.
  • Faculty with state-of-the-art laboratories conducting basic science and translational research in Aging, Cancer Biology, DNA Repair & Mutagenesis, Neurobiology and Stem Cells.
  • Graduates of the program have won the annual Guarino award, the top institution-wide prize for M.S. graduates, in each of the last 4 years.
  • 71% of graduates in the past 5 years working at biotech/ pharma companies or Universities.


Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with a Natural Science major (to include general biology, general chemistry, general physics and calculus).
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Minimum combined score of 308 in the GRE (verbal + quantitative) is preferred. MCAT/DAT scores also accepted in lieu of GRE.
  • Two essays that describe prior research and/or teaching experiences that evoked an interest in research, long-term career goals, and rationale for applying to the program.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.


MS Students News


Apply Online:
Apply online at: CSA Master of Science - GSBS Embark Application Site
Application deadline for the Fall semester is April 15.
Preference is given to applications received by February 15.




Complete list of Student Forms is available at Current Students Forms Page



Master Program Flyer:
CSA Master Program Flyer



Contact Information:
Ramaswamy Sharma, M.S., Ph.D.
UTHSCSA Cell Systems & Anatomy
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: 210-567-3800