133
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies is located in Edinburg, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Public policy and management
Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Global security studies and leadership
Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Public administration

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 77

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
65
Accepted
40
Enrolled
97%

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 July 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, personal statement, three recommendations

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 1

Student Body

133
Total Graduate Students
95%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 66.92%
Black or African American 3.76%
White or Caucasian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 15.04%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time (8)
Part-time (0)
Male (3)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Immigration policy reform, agriculture food policy, social service delivery systems, community development, social welfare policy reform, urban/city management
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Terrence Garett
Chair
Email: terence.garrett@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-882-8825