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Students
Small town
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Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in all higher biology courses

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
12
Accepted
10
Enrolled
71%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 24 hours of undergraduate courses in biological sciences or closely-related disciplines with minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 1

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 72.41%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 13.79%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time (18)
Part-time (1)
Male (13)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Flora and fauna of South Padre Island, plant taxonomy of Rio Grande Valley
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Kristine Lowe
Interim Chair
Email: kristine.lowe@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-3206