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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Brownville, TX

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences is located in Brownville, TX, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) Nutrition
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) Health care administration
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) Clinical laboratory sciences

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

51
Applied
49
Accepted
49
Enrolled
96%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 20th July 20th No
Spring deadline December 2nd December 1st No

Student Body

129
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 69.77%
Black or African American 6.2%
White or Caucasian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.78%
Unknown 13.18%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 2
Part-time - 10

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health disparities, post-menopausal osteoporosis bone loss and bone density, alternative medicine and nutritional supplements, health informatics competencies, online learning and quality matters, health literacy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One West University Boulevard
Brownville, TX  78520
United States
Contact Dr. Saraswathy Nair
Associate Professor and Chair, Health and Biomedical
Email: saraswathy.nair@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-882-5108
Fax: 956-882-6835

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