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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Edinburg, TX

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Overview

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley / Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in Edinburg, TX.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21

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 General Test (taken within prior two years)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
PRAXIS in speech-language pathology

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

85
Applied
25
Accepted
24
Enrolled
29%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 3rd February 3rd No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (taken within prior two years)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation or reference check lists, resume, 500-word essay on goals in pursuing graduate degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$20,157
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards September 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 88.89%
Black or African American 2.22%
White or Caucasian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (93%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 1
Male (2)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Augmentative and alternative communication; autism; bilingual/bicultural language development/disorders; elementary-age language disorders; voice disorders
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
53,000

Location & Contact

Address 1201 West University Drive, EHABW 1.264
Edinburg, TX  78539
United States
Contact Dr. Donald R. Fuller
Department Chair
Email: donald.fuller@utrgv.edu
Phone: 956-665-2387
Fax: 956-665-5238