Department of Cellular and Structural Biology

Master of Science Program:


Anatomical Sciences Track
  • Interdisciplinary human gross anatomy course with full cadaveric dissection.
  • 40% graduates moved on to medical or dental school in past 5 years.
  • Unique opportunities to teach and tutor medical, dental and other health professions students.
  • Highly acclaimed teaching faculty with many awards including the prestigious Piper Professorships, UT System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards and UTHSCSA Presidential Teaching Excellence Awards


Biotechnology Track
  • Cutting-edge biotechnology available including Next-Gen sequencing, optical imaging in live cells and animals.
  • 80 % graduates in last 5 years now working at major biotech/big pharma companies and academic institutions.
  • 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.
  • 40 Faculty members with state-of-the-art laboratories conducting exciting basic science and translational research in Aging, Cancer Biology, Cell & Organelle Biology, DNA Repair & Mutagenesis, Neurobiology and Stem Cells.


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).
  • A minimum score of 308 (1200 on the old scale) in the GRE (verbal + quantitative) is preferred.

2016 Guidelines:
Guidelines | Combined Attachments | Combined - Guidelines & Attachments


2015 Guidelines:
Guidelines | Combined Attachments | Combined - Guidelines & Attachments



Master Program Flyer:
CSB Master Program Flyer




Contact Information:
Yidong Bai, PhD
UTHSCSA Cellular & Structural Biology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: 210-567-3800