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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / School of Social Work is located in Edinburg, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Community practice and administration
Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Direct practice

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Field practicum

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
22
Accepted
22
Enrolled
59%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, basic statistics course, three letters of reference, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$8,787
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

115
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 93.91%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.87%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 9
Male (8)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Child welfare, family violence, social justice, community development, aging, health disparities, mental health, teen pregnancy, environmental justice, cultural competency
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
SWOT 1.221
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Dr. John Gonzalez
Interim Chair
Email: john.gonzalez@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-3575
Fax: 956-665-3516

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