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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Edinburg, TX

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Primary care

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 49

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Capstone research paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,200
Applied
75
Accepted
65
Enrolled
6%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$25,500
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards August 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

158
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 62.66%
Black or African American 3.16%
White or Caucasian 15%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 17.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.27%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Holistic admission and academic performance; the GRE as a predictor of academic performance in professional programs; barriers to healthcare in Hispanic underserved areas; experience as a scribe as related to academic performance in PA school
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Mr. Frank Ambriz
Chair and Clinical Associate Professor
Email: frank.ambriz@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-2298
Fax: 956-665-2438

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