Edinburg, TX
location
Public
type
Small
setting
43%
57%
student ratio
42
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
June 1
fall application deadline
84%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological And Biomedical Sciences Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 9
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required, Thesis optional and minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in all higher biology courses
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 19
    • Accepted 16
    • Acceptance Rate 84
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, 24 hours of undergraduate courses in biological sciences or closely-related disciplines with minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 500 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableInstitutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students42
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students42
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Full-time Percentage36%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino79%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian10%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student2%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty9
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage11%
    • Male Percentage89%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchFlora and fauna of South Padre Island, plant taxonomy of Rio Grande Valley
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biology

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
United States

Dr. Fred Zaidan

Chair

Phone: 956-665-3537
Fax: 956-665-3657
Email: fzaidan@utpa.edu

Dr. Zen Faulkes

Program Director

Phone: 956-665-2614
Fax: 956-665-3657
Email: zfaulkes@utpa.edu


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