University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

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

In this section you will find information about the following:

Office of the Graduate School

The University of Texas at El Paso
Mike Loya Academic Services Bldg. Room 223
500 W University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968


Telephone Numbers

Graduate School 915.747.5491
Registration and Records 915.747.5550
Financial Services 915.747.5806
Financial Aid 915.747.5204
Office of International Programs 915.747.5664
Housing Services 915.747.5352
Dean of Students 915.747.5648

Visit Graduate School Website