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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Occupational Therapy

Edinburg, TX

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Department of Occupational Therapy is located in Edinburg, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam Health Occupations Aptitude Examination
National Board of Certified Occupational Therapist (NBCOT) Practice Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

66
Applied
32
Accepted
31
Enrolled
48%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 31st Not reported No
Winter deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Health Occupations Aptitude Examination

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 80.33%
Black or African American 1.64%
White or Caucasian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Recruiting African Americans into Hispanic serving institution graduate health programs; pedagogy for diversity students; efficiency of pediatric OT evaluations; driving skills among individuals with disabilities; physical activities vs. academic performance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
106,000

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
ESWOT 1.300
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Dr. Shirley A. Wells
Chair
Email: shirley.wells@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-2475

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