Degree Programs

Master's Programs

Master of Accountancy

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration

Master of Defense and Strategic Studies

Master of Education

Master of  Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Music

Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Health

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling

Master of Science

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Master of Science in Data and Information Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Social Work

Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Physical Therapy



Online Programs

College of Education 

College of Engineering 

College of Liberal Arts 

School of Nursing

Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Option

Students selecting the post-baccalaureate non-degree option are placed in an unclassified status, indicating that no particular major or program of study has been selected. Students often select the post-baccalaureate non-degree option to complete prerequisite work or to demonstrate their ability to do graduate-level coursework. Post-baccalaureate non-degree students must obtain departmental permission to enroll in graduate-level courses. If a post-baccalaureate non-degree student is subsequently admitted into a degree program, the departmental graduate advisor may recommend that up to nine (9) hours of graduate level coursework or undergraduate courses approved for graduate credit completed prior to formal admission to the program be used toward graduate degree requirements.

Admission as a post-baccalaureate non-degree student does not constitute admission into a graduate degree program of the Graduate School. Post-baccalaureate non-degree admission is not available to international students who need a visa (I-20) to attend school in the United States, unless approved by the Graduate School. Post-baccalaureate non-degree students are ineligible to receive any type of federal or institutional financial aid, including VA benefits, and cannot be appointed in any capacity such as Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, or Assistant Instructors. Further, they are ineligible to participate in the Career and Professional Development Services Cooperative Education Program.

Post-baccalaureate non-degree students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5. If the cumulative GPA drops below 2.5, the non-degree student will be placed on academic probation and must elevate the CGPA to 2.5 within one semester. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the Graduate School. Post-baccalaureate non-degree students must declare a major and pursue admission to a graduate program after the completion of nine (9) semester hours.

Cooperative Programs

UTEP enthusiastically participates in cooperative degree programs with The University of Texas at Austin and the UT Health Science Center in Houston. Applicants to such programs are required to submit separate applications to the degree-granting institution and are classified as non-degree students for any UTEP enrollment. Students are asked to be aware that admission to UTEP as a non-degree student neither offers nor implies admission to the degree-granting institution.

PhD in Nursing (formerly Doctor of Science in Nursing) / UT Health Science Center, Houston

Students should contact the School of Nursing for information about this cooperative program.

Master of Public Health / UT Health Science Center, Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers the Master of Public Health degree (MPH) at UTEP. This program was developed to provide students with a basic foundation in public health and an understanding of the unique health problems of the U.S.-Mexico border through coursework and applied research. Courses are provided by the University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health faculty-in-residence at the El Paso campus, as well as through interactive television courses taught by faculty at both the UT Houston and UT San Antonio campuses. In addition, some upper-division and graduate courses offered by UTEP academic departments can be taken concurrently and be considered in fulfillment of degree requirements. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

This El Paso satellite program provides students the opportunity to study and conduct research in a binational and multicultural region. Students are expected to gain a competency in the five basic disciplines of public health--administration, behavioral sciences, biometry, environmental health, and epidemiology--with a focus on border health. Degree requirements include the completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours, including a master’s thesis in which students examine a specific health issue in depth. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health is the degree-granting institution. For additional information, students can call 915.747.8500.