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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Brownville, TX

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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) Health care administration
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) Clinical laboratory sciences
Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) Nutrition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
64
Accepted
60
Enrolled
93%

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 23rd July 23rd No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$16,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 23

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

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
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  78539
United States
Contact Dr. Saraswathy Nair
Associate Professor and Chair
Email: saraswathy.nair@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-882-5108
Fax: 956-882-6835

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