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University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

College of Social Sciences

San Juan, PR


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University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras


University of Puerto Rico–Río Piedras / College of Social Sciences is located in San Juan, PR, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC)
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 124
Doctoral Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam PAEG or GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or PAEG
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam PAEG or GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, minimum GPA of 3.0, letter of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or PAEG
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, master's degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, letter of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards May 31
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 99.53%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian Not Reported
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.47%


Male (32%)
Female (67%)


Focus of faculty research: Psychology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 23300
San Juan, PR  00931-3300
United States
Contact Dr. Carlos Severino-Valdés
Phone: 787-764-0000