Graduate Admissions Policies and Procedures

Since the awarding of the first master's degree in History in 1942, the graduate program at UTEP has experienced significant growth. In 1967, a Graduate School was organized, and in 1974, the first doctoral-level degree program, the Doctor of Geological Sciences, was approved by the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System, with the first degree awarded in 1979. Today, UTEP offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computational Science; Computer Science; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Science and Engineering; Geological Sciences; History; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; International Business; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Psychology; Rhetoric and Composition; Teaching, Learning, and Culture.  We also offer the Doctor of Education, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Doctor of Pharmacy.  More than 70 master's degree programs are now available at UTEP.

The Graduate School is comprised of professors and scholars designated as members of the Graduate Faculty and of students duly admitted to pursue their studies beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Graduate School faculty and administration award all graduate degrees conferred by the University under authority delegated by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

STEPHEN L. CRITES, Dean of the Graduate School

BS, The Ohio State University, MA, The Ohio State University, PhD, The Ohio State University

LUCIA DURA, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

MA, The University of Texas at El Paso, PhD, The University of Texas at El Paso

SHANNON CONNELLY, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

BA, New York University, MA, Rutgers University, PhD, Rutgers University

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