The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Graduate Majors

The following table lists all the available graduate programs. Please note that the institution's policy is only to print the graduate majors and degrees on the diploma. Concentrations or specializations (in italics) less than 12 hours will not appear on the transcript. Program hours may vary depending on degree options and mode of delivery selected. Consult the program page of this catalog for detailed information.

*New degree program or concentration/specialization.
**UTRGV does not award cooperative doctoral program degrees.
+New mode of delivery
++Name change

Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS
Business Administration

    • Accounting+
    • Business Analytics+
    • Entrepreneurship+
    • Financial Planning
    • Health Care Administration
    • International Trade
    • Marketing+
    • Philanthropy and Non-Profit Organizations

MBA

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 36
Business Administration

    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • Management
    • Marketing

Ph.D.

Face-to-Face  63

Advanced Business Administration+

Certificate

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 12
Accountancy

    • Auditing
    • Taxation

MACC

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 30

Business Analytics

MS

Accelerated Online
 33

Business Administration in Spanish

MBA

Accelerated Online  36
Entrepreneurship Certificate Accelerated Online  12

Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Business Analytics+

Certificate

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 12

International Sustainability Management+

Certificate

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 12
User Experience and User Interface Design*
Certificate
Accelerated Online
 12

 

College of Education & P-16 Integration

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS
Curriculum and Instruction

    • Bilingual Studies
    • Early Childhood
    • Educational Technology
    • General
    • Higher Education Teaching
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics Education
    • Science Education
    • Special Education


Ed.D.

Face-to-Face
66
Educational Leadership

    • Higher Education Administration
    • Needs-Based
    • Special Education*


Ed.D.

Face-to-Face
 69

Bilingual Education

M.Ed.

Online
 36
Counseling

    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • School Counseling


M.Ed.

Face-to-Face
 60
Curriculum and Instruction

    • Elementary Math and Science Education
    • English*
    • Mathematics*
    • Mathematics Education


M.Ed.

Accelerated Online
 30

Early Childhood Education

M.Ed.

Face-to-Face
 36

Educational Leadership

M.Ed.

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 30

Educational Technology

M.Ed.

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online  30
Reading and Literacy

    • Biliteracy
    • Digital Literacy
    • English/Adolescent Literacy
    • Reading Specialist


M.Ed.

Online  30

School Psychology

MA

Face-to-Face  69

Special Education

M.Ed.

Accelerated Online  30

Teacher Leadership+

M.Ed.

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 30

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Certificate

Face-to-Face  18

Superintendent Certification

Certificate

Face-to-Face
 15

Principal Certification

Certificate

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online  6-21

Certificado Avanzado en Educación Bilingüe

Certificate

Face-to-Face  15

Digital Literacy Leader

Certificate

Online  12

E-Learning

Certificate

Accelerated Online  12

Higher Education Teaching+

Certificate

Accelerated Online  12
Online Instructional Designer  Certificate Accelerated Online
 12

Reading Specialist Certification

Certificate

Online  6

Secondary Bilingual Education

Certificate

Face-to-Face  16

Technology Leadership in Education

Certificate

Accelerated Online  9

TxVSN Digital Literacies

Certificate

Online  12

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS
Civil Engineering

    • Construction and Structures
    • Geotechnical and Transportation
    • Energy and Utility Infrastructure
    • Environmental and Water Resources


MS

Face-to-Face  30-36

Computer Science

MS

Face-to-Face  36

Electrical Engineering

MSE

Face-to-Face  30-36

Engineering Management

MS

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 30-36

Information Technology

MS

Face-to-Face  36
Manufacturing Engineering

    • Quality
    • Design
    • Systems


MSE

Face-to-Face  30-36

Mechanical Engineering

    • General
    • Materials

MSE

Face-to-Face  30-36

Materials

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Mechanics and Design

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Thermal Fluid Science

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

 

College of Fine Arts

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS
Art

    • 2D Studio Art
    • 3D Studio Art
    • Design


MFA

Face-to-Face  60

Creative Writing

MFA

Face-to-Face  42
Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Art History

MAIS

Face-to-Face  36
Music

    • Conducting
    • Ethnomusicology
    • Multiple Instrument Performance
    • Music Education
    • Performance
    • Theory-Composition


MM

Face-to-Face  36

Design

Certificate

Face-to-Face  18

Latin American Art History

Certificate

Face-to-Face  18

 

College of Health Professions

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS

Cooperative Pharmacy Program**
(with University of Texas at Austin)

Pharm.D.

Face-to-Face

 139

Rehabilitation Counseling

Ph.D.

Face-to-Face  66
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
MS Face-to-Face
 60

Communication Sciences and Disorders

MS

Face-to-Face  58-64

Exercise Science

MS

Face-to-Face  36
Health Sciences

    • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    • Health Professions Education and Technology*
    • Health Care Administration
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • Nutrition


MS

Accelerated Online  36

Kinesiology+

MS

Accelerated Online  36

Occupational Therapy

MS

Face-to-Face  71

Physician Assistant Studies

MPAS

Face-to-Face  100

Physician Assistant Studies – Bridge Program

MPAS

Online  16
Bilingual Counseling*
Certificate
Online
 15

Healthcare Informatics

Certificate

Accelerated Online  18

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Certificate

Accelerated Online  18

Nutrition

Certificate

Accelerated Online  18
 Health Profession Education and Technology*
Certificate
Accelerated Online
 18

 

College of Liberal Arts

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS

Clinical Psychology

Ph.D.

Face-to-Face
 96

Clinical Psychology

MA

Face-to-Face
 48

Communication

MA

Face-to-Face  36

Criminal Justice

MS

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 36

Disaster Studies

MA

Face-to-Face  36
English

    • English Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literature and Cultural Studies
    • Rhetoric
    • Composition and Literacy


MA

Face-to-Face  36

English as a Second Language

MA

Face-to-Face  36

Experimental Psychology

MA

Face-to-Face  36

History

MA

Face-to-Face  36
Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Anthropology
    • English
    • History
    • Mexican American Studies

MAIS
Face-to-Face
 36
Political Science

    • Governance and Policy Processes
    • World and Borderlands Politics


MA

Face-to-Face  36
Public Affairs

    • Public Administration
    • Public Policy
    • Global Security Studies and Leadership


MPA

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online
 36

Sociology

MS

Face-to-Face  36
Spanish

    • Linguistics
    • Latin American and Peninsular Literature
    • Creative Writing
    • Latina/o Literature and Language


MA

Face-to-Face  36

Spanish Translation and Interpreting

MA

Online  36

Advanced Placement Spanish Literature

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

Certificate

Face-to-Face  15-21

Communication Training and Consulting

Certificate

Face-to-Face  9

Court Interpreting

Certificate

Online  15
Disaster Management and Sustainability*
Certificate
Face-to-Face
 12

Gender and Women’s Studies

Certificate

Face-to-Face
 9

Healthcare Interpreting

Certificate

Online  15

Literary Translation

Certificate

Online  15

Localization and Audiovisual Translation

Certificate

Online  15

Media Relations and Strategic Communication

Certificate

Face-to-Face  9

Mexican American Studies

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Secondary English Language Arts

Certificate

Face-to-Face  12

Spanish Translation and Interpreting

Certificate

Online  15

 

College of Sciences

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS

Cooperative Physics Program**
(with University of Texas at Arlington)

Ph.D.

Face-to-Face
48

Agricultural, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences

MS

Face-to-Face  36
Applied Statistics and Data Science*
MS
Face-to-Face & Online
 36

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MS

Face-to-Face  30

Biology

MS

Face-to-Face  36

Chemistry

MS

Face-to-Face  30
Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Science & Technology


MSIS

Face-to-Face  36
Mathematics

    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics Teaching
    • Applied Mathematics++
    • Statistics


MS
Face-to-Face & Online  36

Ocean, Coastal and Earth Sciences

MS

Face-to-Face  36

Physics

MS

Face-to-Face  30

Vector and Vector-Borne Disease Biology

Certificate

Face-to-Face  9

 

School of Nursing

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS

Family Nurse Practitioner

MS

Face-to-Face  48-51

Nursing Administration

MSN

Accelerated Online  36

Nursing Education

MSN

Accelerated Online  36
Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Face-to-Face
 15

Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Certificate

Online  18

 

School of Social Work

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS
Social Work

    • Administration and Community Practice
    • Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups


MSSW

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online  33-63

Sustainable Community Health Promotion in Social Work

Certificate

Face-to-Face & Accelerated Online  12

 

School of Medicine

MAJOR DEGREE MODE OF DELIVERY HOURS

Bioethics

MS

Face-to-Face & Online
 30

Doctor of Medicine

M.D.

Face-to-Face  180