Office of Graduate Studies


Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)! Starting Fall of 2015 we will become a new university called the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). This new university will combine the talent, assets and resources of UT Brownsville, UT-Pan American and the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), along with other resources, to create a new model of university excellence that will become a global leader in innovation, education, research and health care.

Below you will find the application instructions for both UTPA and UTRGV. If you wish to start graduate school in the Summer I 2015 semester you will be applying to UTPA and if you want to start in Fall 2015 semester or later you will be applying into UTRGV. Please note that there will be no graduate school applications accepted during the Summer II 2015 semester.

* Current UTPA or UTB students: Graduate students who were enrolled in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015, will automatically transition to UTRGV. UTPA or UTB students who were not enrolled in Fall 2014 or subsequent semesters, will need to apply to UTRGV by following the instructions below.

Application Instructions

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)

If you are interested in applying to UTPA for the Summer I 2015 term, view instructions here:

» Summer 2015 Application Instructions

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The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

» Fall 2015 Application Instructions

For more information about UTRGV, visit Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the application process.

You can also email us at