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Nov 26th, 2013 by Carlos Tijerina
Nov 26th, 2013 by Alex Garrido
Cost of a graduate program in Texas
So, you’re thinking about coming to the Lone Star State to earn your graduate degree? Texas is a great place to get a master’s degree. Cost of attendance is among the lowest in the nation without compromising quality of education. The weather is perfect if you are trying to get away from extreme colds. Texans are notorious for being outgoing and friendly in general; and the booming Texas economy can even help you find the perfect job while you are actually earning your graduate degree.
How much does a master’s degree cost in a public Texas university?
Tuition for 2012-2013 in a Texas public university is as follows (for residents, 9 hours per semester) according to The National Center for Education Statistics:
- Angelo State University: $7,575
- Lamar University: $7,208
- Sam Houston State University: $5,996
- Texas A&M University-College Station: $ 8,250
- Texas Southern University: $ 8,104
- Texas State University: $ 6,354
- The University of Texas at Austin: $ 10,918
- The University of Texas at Dallas: $ 11,940
- The University of Texas Austin: $10,918
- The University of Texas at San Antonio: $ 6,576
- The University of Texas-Pan American: $ 4,969
Among the universities in the prestigious University of Texas system, The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) is one of the most affordable options in Texas tuition-wise. Not only was UTPA named one of the best public universities in Texas by Forbes two years in a row but is also 3rd highest among all universities in the number of Hispanics enrolled.
There are different factors to take into consideration when deciding where to enroll for your graduate degree. While other big cities have a cost of living that is challenging for many graduate students, UTPA is located in a relatively inexpensive region where $80 per week can actually keep you alive (based on personal experience).
What is the cost of attendance for graduate program in a public university in Texas?
It is a bit difficult to quantify how much money you will spend while working on your master’s but in general there are certain trends that might help you get a much clearer picture when budgeting for your graduate program in Texas. The term “cost of attendance” refers to an estimate of how much money does it actually takes to “live while you study”. It takes into account average room and board, meals, books, transportation, etc.
The following is the estimated cost of attendance (1 year) of some of the universities in the UT system (assuming you quality as “Texas resident” and live off campus, 2013-2014):
In my personal experience, studying at UTPA might actually turn out cheaper than the officially projected cost of attendance. Having lived in Houston for some years, I know how expensive food and transportation can get in big cities. The unique location of UTPA makes it very affordable to study in comparison to other colleges. The McAllen-Edinburg are is growing really fast and you can easily find the big city retail stores and restaurants you find in Dallas or Houston without having to go broke if you choose to eat out one or two days a week.
I highly encourage you to explore the possibilities, contact the office of graduate studies and see for yourself how a great education is within your reach. Visit our website for more information.
Nov 22nd, 2013 by Luis Tijerina
Office of Graduate Studies
TO BEGIN SPRING 2014
Provide support and assistance with all graduate recruitment efforts.
• Research, study and understand graduate program requirements
• Meet with prospective students and communicate the admission process both in person, over the phone and through online chat.
• Assist with the planning and coordinating of graduate recruitment events, both on and off campus, held throughout the year
• Assist with conducting presentations to prospective students
• Write, design and edit recruitment communications
• Coordinate social media and blog communications.
Full Time Graduate Student- MA in Communications or Masters in Business Administration preferred
• Must be a full-time graduate student (9 hours during the Fall or Spring semester and 6 hours during Summer months)
• Able to work well with diverse groups of people and have good communication skills
• Must possess superior writing and editing skills
• Must have portfolio of writing samples and/or publications
• Must have excellent organizational and project management skills
• Experience working with graphic design and Adobe Photoshop is desirable
• Must be able to work independently with little supervision
Email your resume to: Stephanie Ozuna, email@example.com
Office of Graduate Studies
Seeking one graduate student! This position is open to Engineering, Computer Science, or Business graduate students with interest in the business area who want to help commercialize inventions and are interested in graduate assistantships. Intellectual property, technology development, market research analysis, marketing of technology, technology transfer and entrepreneurship are the major areas under the direction of the Office of Technology Transfer. We are seeking a graduate assistant to work independently and as a member of our team.
Graduate Research Assistants on the OTT Team, depending on their interest, expertise and department needs, may work on:
- Analyzing and processing new invention disclosures
- Performing market research and patent analysis for determining commercial viability
- Creating social media communications about technology and entrepreneurship opportunities
- Assisting in the Marketing of the available technologies
- Other projects as assigned
The Team is facilitated by the University’s Office of Technology Transfer (http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/daa_home/research/research_technology).
Experience or interest in technology development and commercialization, product development, market development, etc. is helpful. Academic training in the fields of engineering, biology, chemistry, business or communications is required.
The duration of this Graduate Assistantship is through the spring semester, but the position may be extended pending availability of funding. To be hired for this position you must be a full-time graduate student (9 hours during the Fall or Spring semester and 6 hours during Summer months).
For additional information or to apply, please contact or email your resume and cover letter explaining how your interests and experience align with the graduate assistantship to Alice Zents at firstname.lastname@example.org . Application deadline is: Open until filled.
Nov 18th, 2013 by Luis Tijerina
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning will be hosting its annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. We are seeking volunteers to help us coordinate this event. If you are interested in participating, please notify Brittany Ramirez or Nina Medrano.
We are in need of volunteers to assist us in the following areas:
Registration (Monday, November 25th, 8:00-10AM, SU Theater)
Moderators (4 per session)
Session Chair (Responsibility: Introduce presenters)
Session Informant (Informs audience members at the door about session)
Door Manager (Maintains the door during presentations)
Closing Ceremony/Decoration Crew (Starting @ 3PM, November 26th).
We’d appreciate your help at this event. We are very short on personell, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. We will have a meeting prior to the event to establish official roles/answer any questions/address concerns.
Brittany “Britt” Ramirez
Graduate Research Assistant
Office of UR&SL, LAMAR 126
Office of UR&SL
The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling at UTPA has extended their Spring application deadline! The deadline for the Spring 2014 semester has been extended till November 27, 2013. Apply TODAY at www.utpa.edu/gradapply
Graduate Resource Center
Office of Graduate Studies
TO BEGIN SPRING 2014
Assist with special events and activities in the Graduate Resource Center including workshops and special programs that support graduate students at UTPA.
- Provide support for GRC workshops and special programs.
- Write news releases and other promotional materials.
- Assist graduate students with thesis and dissertation.
- Assist graduate students, faculty and staff on campus in the GRC.
Master’s graduate student studying communications or related field.
- Must be a full-time graduate student (9 hours during the Fall or Spring semester and 6 hours during Summer months)
- Must possess excellent writing and communication skills
- Must have good organizational and project management skills
- Able to work well with diverse groups of people
- Must be able to work independently with little supervision
Email your resume to:
Antonio Reyna, Administrative Coordinator
Graduate Resource Center
Oct 21st, 2013 by Carlos Tijerina
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Oct 15th, 2013 by Luis Tijerina
The UTPA’s Graduate Resource Center and the Writing Center invites you to be part of the Graduate Students Writing Groups. The Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Rebekah Hamilton, will be available to assist graduate students with their seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. For location, times, and hours of operation please see the University Writing Center flyer below.
UTPA Graduate School
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, Texas 78539