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iscover the Island University, the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast. With palm tree-lined pathways through the campus, nearby natural
wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a first-choice destination. The Island offers more than 280 days of sunshine, a Gulf breeze and mild weather year-round. Offering more than 60 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly rated degree programs since 1947. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is part of the Texas A&M System. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers nearly 40 graduate degrees geared to equip students with essential leadership skills that will allow them to take the helm in their chosen fields and industries.
The Corpus Christi Bay is out our front door; Oso Bay is on our back porch. Padre Island, Mustang Island and the Gulf of Mexico are just minutes away. You’ll find your favorite spot on one of our many public beaches. The Padre Island National Seashore, where you can see the endangered Kemp’s Ridley turtles, is waiting for you to explore. It’s the traditional college experience in a tropical setting.
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S College of Business
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
College of Science & Engineering
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The College of Business boasts the accounting and business accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International â€” a distinction held by only one percent of business schools.
College of Business The College of Business is recognized for its many business partnerships with companies including American Bank, Citgo, Susser Holdings Corporation, Kiewit, Fastenal and Bay Ltd. Entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are cultivated by the College through its Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center. This small business incubator offers students the opportunity for professional business internships with up-and-coming companies. Business Administration, MBA Provides more advanced general management education with selected concentrations. The MBA program, designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds, is suitable for both nonbusiness and business graduates. The MBA program prepares individuals for the responsibilities of management in a variety of business endeavors. Optional concentrations are available in Finance, Health Care Administration and International Business. (30 hours)
• This program is also available 100 percent online. • Coursework may be completed in
as few as 12 months with a BBA in Business.
Accountancy Program, MAcc Prepares professional accountants to fill high-level positions in accounting firms and business enterprises. The length of the program is approximately one year of full-time study for the typical BBA graduate with a major in accounting. (30 hours)
Meet Dr. Monica Hernandez As a Consumer Behavior Expert, Dr. Monica Hernandez has conducted research in:
• Consumer Psychology • Interactive Marketing • International Marketing
Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Marketing, has published recent articles on these topics in national and international marketing journals. She is working on two new articles that address what motivates consumers to preorder their purchases and Mexican cross-border shopping. In her Marketing Concepts and Marketing Management classes, she goes beyond delivering typical lessons and surveys to incorporate projects that highlight patented marketing research techniques and analysis of consumer brain activity. “This is knowledge that every MBA graduate should know before they go out into the real world,” said Hernandez. “Our students also benefit greatly from our extensive support of regional economic development through networking opportunities we provide. We emphasize the energy and oil sector, a pillar of our area economy.” Hernandez says that MBA students hear firsthand from business professionals about their experiences and day-to-day challenges. “We also provide an array of valuable resources for students and the community,” she said. “There are many opportunities for our students to secure this career experience before they even graduate.”
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Our kinesiology program is nationally and internationally recognized for groundbreaking research and excellence in preparing future exercise science professionals.
College of Education The College of Education’s nationally recognized professors and programs prepare today’s students to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Elementary Education, MS
Designed for athletic professionals who want to pursue advanced research, salary benefits and job opportunities. Provides graduates with higher-level knowledge, specialized proficiencies and the development of independent creativity. Thesis and non-thesis options offered. (36 hours)
Designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become certified teachers. Consists of field experience in either student teaching or internship. Provides advanced expertise and future salary benefits for those beginning their teaching careers. (36 hours)
Secondary Education, MS
Early Childhood Education, MS Prepares teachers to take on advanced or leadership roles in their fields. Helps teachers, curriculum specialists and administrators develop higher-level skills in designing curriculum, classrooms, centers and classroom experiences for young children. (36 hours)
Instructional Design and Educational Technology, MS Professionals gain skills to develop and evaluate programs that integrate technology. Promotes understanding and skill of technology-based instruction, instructional design, distance learning, multimedia and Internet tools development. Graduates are employed as technology specialists, online distance coordinators, instructional technology trainers and similar positions in school, higher education and training environments. (36 hours)
Designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become certified teachers. Consists of field experience in either student teaching or internship. Provides advanced expertise and future salary benefits for those beginning their teaching careers. (36 hours)
Special Education, MS Allows students to pursue an Educational Diagnostician Certification while earning their master’s degree, which increases opportunities for both administrative and teaching positions. Helps students develop advanced skills for working effectively with parents and education personnel to design, implement and evaluate programs for students with disabilities and/or in language minorities. (36 hours)
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College of Education Meet Dr. Corinne Valadez Dr. Corinne Valadez, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction, teaches graduate courses on Culture, Language and Cognition, Multicultural Literacy and a Literacy Research Seminar. As Program Coordinator for the Master of Reading program, she prepares students for state competencies and Reading Specialist Standards for the International Reading Association. “Our program offers students a variety of experiences to engage in reading clinics, participate in research studies with their professors and present at major conferences that are specific to their discipline,” she said. “Many of our students have also published scholarly work.” Valadez says these hands-on opportunities help graduates assume leadership roles within their school districts. Others who graduate with a Master of Science in Reading or in Curriculum & Instruction often become Reading Specialists or Curriculum Coordinators. “Our students are prepared to provide expert instruction, assessment and leadership for these types of programs all the way up to district-wide levels,” she said. “Many of our doctoral students have been hired to teach at universities across the country.”
Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum & Instruction, MS
Educational Leadership, EdD
Designed to assist graduates in advancing careers as classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, producers of educational materials and leaders in a variety of educational settings. (36 hours)
Serves educational leaders or aspiring leaders in schools, community colleges, universities and other educationrelated agencies. Designed to maximize career opportunities and serve busy professionals through courses offered during evenings, weekends and online. (69 hours) Three track options are available: • PK–16 • Higher Education (Higher Education Cognate) • Higher Education (Specialized Cognate)
Curriculum & Instruction, PhD Enables students to assume leadership roles in educational programs nationwide. Designed primarily for professionals who wish to teach at colleges and universities, have careers as researchers and scholars and fill other major educational positions. (60 hours) Two track options are available: • Literacy Studies • Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, MS Advances excellence, leadership and participation in schools. This program offers preparation for the TExES principal and superintendent certification tests and is an excellent means for those considering advancing their careers and salaries in PK–12 school administration. (36 hours)
Reading, MS Develops students into professional literacy educators whose practices are based on current research and theories. Provides expertise in reading and literacy and researchbased approaches to assessment and instruction. (36 hours) Four track options are available: • Bilingual Education • Early Childhood Education • Curriculum and Instruction • English
College of Education Counseling & Educational Psychology Our Counseling Program: First in the nation to receive accreditation for all of its counseling programs by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs Counseling, MS Designed to prepare skilled professionals to work in a variety of settings, including PK–12 schools, private practice, community and other mental health settings. (60 hours) Four track options are available: • Addictions Counseling • Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling • School Counseling
Counselor Education, PhD Prepares counselor educators and community leaders for regional, national and international positions. Program emphasizes research, teaching and supervision. Graduates are employed as faculty at universities throughout the United States. (69 hours)
Meet Dr. Yvonne Castillo Dr. Yvonne Castillo’s interests include working with victims of human trafficking and studying both gerontology and the challenges caregivers of elderly family members face. As Director of the Counseling and Training Clinic, Castillo creates a “training ground” for graduate students to develop their professional counselor identities. During practicums and internship coursework, student counselors meet with clients and gain firsthand experience in dealing with issues such as anger and stress management, anxiety and depression. She has teamed up with colleagues to develop a training program for Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help graduate students assist individuals with borderline personality disorders. “We provide our students with opportunities to work with clients who face life-challenging situations,” said Castillo. “Our students also receive the tools they need to develop themselves professionally by presenting their research at national and state conferences and participating in national and state counselor organizations.” In addition, Castillo and Dr. Mary Alice Fernandez developed a Bilingual Certificate that will soon be available to help meet the mental health service needs of a rapidly increasing Hispanic population in Texas.
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The School of Arts, Media & Communication provides leadership and teamwork experiences, invaluable organizational skills and hands-on learning opportunities.
College of Liberal Arts The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to meet the challenges of a dynamic, global society. Our award-winning faculty provides learning opportunities that develop knowledge, communication, critical thinking skills, social understanding and creative experiences, which are at the foundation of success in the modern world. Out of the Classroom
Students can take advantage of more than 180 partnerships with local organizations Internships. These provide students opportunities to gain real-world experience.
Designed for students to develop mastery of the scientific principles and methods of psychology and their applications. Specialized coursework will prepare them for either professional application of psychology principles or to conduct psychological research.
Studio Art, MFA Allows students to develop superior studio art proficiency, knowledge of studio procedures, and an in-depth understanding of art history and criticism so that they may become independent studio
(42 hours) Two track options are available: • Clinical Psychology Track
• General Psychology Track
artists or professors after graduation. The MFA is the terminal
Public Administration, MPA
degree for this field of study. (60 hours)
Prepares students for managerial careers in public and nonprofit sec-
Studio Art, MA
tors. Emphasizes critical analysis concerning the theoretical context of
Enables graduates to function independently as studio artists and as superior teachers of art at the secondary or elementary level. Students will develop an advanced level of proficiency in studio art, and an in-depth understanding of art history, art criticism and contemporary art issues. (36 hours)
public administration in democratic government. (39 hours) Five track options are available: • Public Management • Nonprofit Management • Criminal Justice • Health Care Administration • Environmental Science
Offers a range of options for students who are interested in teaching; advancing in leadership, management, public relations and media; or aspire to enroll in a doctoral program. (36 hours) Two track options are available: • Comprehensive Track Option
• Thesis Track Option
English, MA Offers students an innovative curriculum, a dynamic faculty and many opportunities for professional development. Graduates may continue into PhD programs, become faculty at two-year colleges, work in industry or in government service or serve as highly successful teachers in public schools. (36 hours) Three track options are available: • Rhetoric and Composition Track • Literary Studies Track • Borderlands Track
History, MA Designed for students who want to become historians, develop academic skills to prepare for careers in public history, or archiving or prepare for PhD programs. The program will also enhance the professional development of secondary education teachers. (30 hours)
Meet Dr. Melissa Jarrell Dr. Melissa Jarrell’s research experience includes collaborations with city and county entities. She has presented before governmental groups, published articles for various journals and has even written a book on environmental crime and the media. As coordinator of the University’s Master in Public Administration program, Jarrell provides students with traditional, online and applied experiences to prepare them for leadership positions in the everchanging, complex and diverse public service environment. “In the capstone course, students often work on projects to improve different aspects of the community,” said Jarrell. “Students take their capstone projects seriously, and blend their academic and professional interests to help lead them into future career paths.” Capstone students recently worked with the City of Corpus Christi Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a measuring tool to compare the city’s senior program with others across the country. Jarrell says that many University MPA graduates are now leaders in the public sector. “Our graduates include some of the top mass transit professionals in the country, as well as emergency management specialists, who plan and monitor disaster-related relief efforts,” she said.
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Our nationally recognized programs provide cutting-edge technology and hands-on experience, while allowing students the freedom and responsibility to evolve into responsible professionals. Our students are passionate about what they do and learn from a distinguished faculty that is committed to excellence.
College of Nursing & Health Sciences The College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is ranked as one of the Best Online Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report and is now the fourth-largest MSN program in the state. The MSN prepares registered nurses to practice in advanced clinical and leadership positions. Because courses are delivered 100 percent online, students can remain in the communities where they live and work while completing program requirements. The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Family Nurse Practitioner Program, MSN Takes the registered nurse to the next level of Advanced Practice Nurse. As a family nurse practitioner, individuals would have the specialized knowledge and skills to provide primary care for patients, generally in the community and outpatient settings. Students who successfully complete the online MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to take national certification examinations that qualify them to assume roles as primary care providers in the community. (49 hours)
Leadership in Nursing Systems, MSN Enables registered nurses to become leaders in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. This 100 percent online MSN-Leadership in Nursing Systems program prepares nurses for supervisory and management responsibilities, building the necessary skills for leadership career tracks. The program will develop students’ skills to take on roles such as Healthcare Quality Improvement Manager, Risk Management, Director of Specialty Services and Primary Care Practice Coordinator. (37 hours)
Nurse Educator, MSN Prepares the registered nurse with a passion for teaching for a vital role in strengthening America’s nursing workforce. This 100 percent online MSN-Nurse Educator program is designed to help students further their education while balancing a busy schedule at work and at home. The program will develop students’ skills for dynamic, in-demand positions in academic and clinical education, including Clinical Nurse Educator, Director of Education at the college level and university nursing faculty positions. Emphasis is on instruction in curriculum, program & course development and evaluation. (37 hours)
Meet Dr. Bunny Forgione There are many characteristics attributed to good nurses: educated, caring, compassionate, kind, engaging and a good listener are just a few. Dr. Bunny Forgione, the Associate Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, is all of those things and much more. Forgione, with her calm, soothing voice and bright smile stands as an example for the students who learn from her. “I encourage my students to be patient advocates, using integrity and caring in their health promotion for their patients and clients,” said Forgione. “I want them to feel comfortable doing the right thing to protect their patients and not to be intimidated by outside factors.” Forgione is a nationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal attachment and childbirth education. She specializes in the maternal/newborn field. Forgione serves as the Emeritus Chair for the March of Dimes Texas State Program Services Committee, and has been involved with the nonprofit organization for over a decade. In 2011, she was appointed by the Texas Health and Human Services commissioner to the Healthy Texas Babies Expert Panel, as part of the Texas Healthy Babies Initiative. She has received numerous honors including the Texas Nurses Association (District 17) Nurse of the Year Award, Nurse Week Magazine’s Nurse of the Year finalist award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from both the Island University and the Texas A&M University System. Forgione says it is amazing to see the growth of students from the first time they come into their classes until the day they graduate. She says it is wonderful seeing their “aha” moments and that she loves talking to students about all of the opportunities nursing offers.
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Whether it is on land, in the sea, in the air or in the laboratory, our graduate students conduct original research, with the guidance of professionals who have earned the top distinctions in their fields.
College of Science & Engineering The College of Science and Engineering is in the race for discovery with research programs including the premier Geographic Information Sciences program in the country, the innovative Plasma Engineering Research Lab and a nationally certified Computer Science program. As one of the foremost institutions for coastal, marine and environmental research, the college is home to the Center for Coastal Studies and its nine different areas of research. The University is also home to the worldrenowned Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. The Conrad Blucher Institute is the nation’s leading endowed institute engaged in innovative geospatial surveying engineering research. From cyber-security to lunar robotics, from underwater exploration to the development of unmanned aerial technologies, our commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers is unparalleled.
School of Engineering & Computing Sciences
Department of Life Sciences Biology, MS
Designed to equip graduate professionals with the necessary knowledge of computing needs for business, government, industry and education. The program educates students in developing, maintaining and managing complex computer-based information systems, and provides the experienced professional with analytical skills necessary to stay abreast of the changing field of computing.
Promotes competency in applying scientific methods of investigation to research in biology. Biology graduate students are expected to conduct original research. Topics for graduate research range from molecules to ecosystems, and use an array of modern tools from molecular techniques to global geographic information systems. An in-depth education and specialized skills help students develop a sense of creative independence that will allow them to contribute to a variety of professions and fields of scholarship.
Geospatial Surveying Engineering, MS
Fisheries & Mariculture, MS
Computer Science, MS
Provides students with knowledge and skills focusing on the research, design, development and use of technologies in geospatial surveying engineering. The program builds upon the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited undergraduate Geographic Information Science program (GISc) and the existing geographic information science concentration in the Master’s in Computer Science program. Due to the diversity of geospatial applications, the program is purposely designed to offer breadth in the coursework. The Master of Science in Geospatial Surveying Engineering degree is offered both entirely online and on campus. Geospatial Computing Sciences, PhD– currently in approval process.
Students, emphasizing in either area, enjoy opportunities to study the ecologically and commercially important Gulf of Mexico species as well as economically important cultured marine species. This degree prepares graduate students for a career in either the private or public sector in fisheries, mariculture or aquaculture. Students are prepared for these roles with a combination of a strong core curriculum and intensive hands-on research. Faculty members supervise student research on topics ranging from fisheries ecology to habitat restoration and aquatic animal nutrition. This degree program is also associated with the Peace Corps Master’s International program. Students accepted to both programs receive internship credit for the Peace Corps experience and the MS upon completion of their tour of service. Our students have served in Mexico, Panama and GuineaBissau, but placement varies with country needs.
Marine Biology, MS & PhD Designed for students with an interest in one or several sub-disciplines of marine biology who wish to pursue careers in higher education, government or private industry. This degree is unique because it is an interdisciplinary degree program (IDP) combining the strengths of three universities within the Texas A&M University System; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Galveston, and Texas A&M University. Students can choose courses from any campus and form committees with any of the participating IDP faculty. The principal strengths of this marine biology program lie in the international recognition, scholarly productivity, and extramural funding of its diverse faculty, as well as the strategic location of two campuses on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences Environmental Science, MS Provides a rich and rewarding setting in which students can develop and communicate innovative and practical solutions to present and future environmental challenges, with a focus on urban and coastal issues. Environmental science students at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi enjoy small specialty classes and diverse laboratory and field experiences. Environmental science facilities contain biological, geological and map collections as well as a wide array of field and laboratory equipment. A satellite ground station and image processing lab permit remote-sensing studies. Four-wheel drive vehicles, boats and camping equipment support field operations. The Natural Resource Center is home to several Texas A&M-Corpus Christi research centers, which grant students access to modern laboratories for environmental research. The curriculum will especially benefit individuals employed in scientific or technical fields who seek advancement or additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Coastal & Marine System Science, PhD Designed to serve graduate students with diverse backgrounds in the natural and computational sciences. The program focuses on integrative concepts that have emerged in recent years, linking biogeochemistry, geographic information science, ecosystem dynamics, and quantitative modeling. This program also promotes interdisciplinary studies of the coastal zone that integrate natural science with socio-economic sciences. Ideal candidates will have backgrounds in some combination of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, oceanography, engineering, and geographic information science. Students who earn this degree are typically employed in teaching or research positions in universities, or in pure research applications at specialized institutions or governmental agencies.
Meet Dr. Paul Montagna Dr. Paul Montagna is highly regarded in the areas of ecosystem studies, freshwater resources, water quality and environmental statistics. He is known for his research on the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and for his expertise on “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico, which he has studied for more than 20 years. As Endowed Chair for Ecosystems and Modeling at the Harte Research Institute, Montagna mentors students as part of the University’s Coastal and Marine System Science PhD, Marine Biology M.S. and PhD, and Environmental Science M.S. Programs. “What people may not realize is that the work we’re doing at the HRI matters to every living human and organism along the Gulf of Mexico,” said Montagna. “Our CMSS PhD program is like no other because we are training future generations to think in interdisciplinary ways to maintain and ensure the future health of the Gulf for years to come.” Montagna teaches graduate and doctoral classes on topics that include environmental statistics and mathematical ecology. Students learn to code programs that manipulate databases, calculate biodiversity, and analyze large, complex environmental data sets.
Meet Dr. Blair Sterba-Boatwright Dr. Blair Sterba-Boatwright is a Professor of Mathematics who literally wrote the book when it comes to his subject. Sterba-Boatwright is also the author of Modeling for the Millions, which was used as a textbook for several years at the Island University. Sterba-Boatwright uses his statistical expertise to solve problems dealing with coastal ecology, marine animals and other areas of biology. Sterba-Boatwright does more than teach students to put numbers on paper. By employing statistics to eliminate random chance as an explanation for experimental results, he helps graduate students analyze data involving subjects such as the changing populations of shark and flounder in the Gulf of Mexico, the survival of coral polyps under adverse conditions and the size of hurricane storm surges. “The questions I receive can usually be linked to the human impact on organisms and the environment,” said Sterba-Boatwright, who came to the University in 1989. “As a result of statistical modeling, we can determine if population numbers are steady or declining and even the impact of human activities.”
Department of Mathematics & Statistics Mathematics, MS Prepares students for careers in education, science and industry, and serves the community by providing expertise to local schools, coastal industries and research centers. Students pursuing this degree will choose between the Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Curriculum Content option. The Applied and Computational Mathematics option will especially benefit individuals employed in scientific or technical fields seeking advancement or additional training to enhance their knowledge and skills, or those preparing for a career in higher education instruction or building a foundation for doctoral studies in a mathematical field. The Curriculum Content option specifically addresses the needs of secondary teachers wishing to enhance their skills in learning, teaching and understanding mathematics.
Sterba-Boatwright is gradually stepping away from live graduate class lectures to focus on using the opportunities provided by the Internet to teach in new ways. He also incorporates online capabilities and parallel computing to extend what statistical calculations are possible. He says his favorite classes to teach are the Statistics for Biology and Environmental Science courses. “The students are always bringing me interesting problems or applications to think about, which is what makes teaching fun,” said Sterba-Boatwright. “I really enjoy the interaction with students. The best part is when you can tell that your students understand a concept well enough to start working with it independently.” Sterba-Boatwright was the 2010-2011 Texas A&M UniversityCorpus Christi nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s Piper Professorship, which honors professors from across Texas for their outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. He has also received The Texas A&M University System’s Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, and, with his family, has provided two scholarship endowments for deserving students at the University.
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Best in the Nation U.S. News & World Report Recognized in six categories, including three graduate degree categories: Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, Best Fine Arts Graduate Programs and Best Part-time MBA.
‘Top College’ for Teacher Education Online Colleges Database Recognized as number 19 of 67 state institutions for the most education and teaching professional graduates in 2012.
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Affordable, Quality Online Education, Return on Investment Affordable Colleges Online Recognized as number 19 of 472 Texas institutions for return on investment and number 21 for offering affordable and quality online courses and degrees.
‘Military-Friendly School’ for Fifth Consecutive Year G.I. Jobs magazine Recognizes efforts and results in recruiting and retaining military and veteran students to increase diversity among the student body, faculty and staff.
Island University graduate students receive a unique blend of cutting-edge classroom instruction, practical hands-on applications, research opportunities and maximum personal attention from faculty who have attained the highest degrees in their fields.
OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS % OF ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN A YEAR OF GRADUATION
(source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
10,951 Graduate Students: 1,766 Average Graduate Class Size: 8.5 Total Student Enrollment:
*based on Fall 2013