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UTEP Master’s Programs Recognized Among Top Programs in U.S.

Last Updated on March 02, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Originally published March 02, 2021

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

EL PASO, Texas — A pair of graduate programs at The University of Texas at El Paso are among the top 5 in the nation, while a handful of others are also recognized in rankings published by Intelligent.com, an online publication that touts a lifelong commitment to continuous improvement.

Multiple graduate degree programs at UTEP, including two that were among the top 5 in the nation, were recognized by Intelligent.com, an online publication that touts a lifelong commitment to continuous improvement.

Multiple graduate degree programs were featured by the student-focused comprehensive research guide, which is based on an assessment of 1,604 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

UTEP has been recognized for the following degree programs:

  • Master's in Public Health, ranked 5
  • Master's in Creative Writing Degree Programs, ranked 5
  • Master's in Sports Medicine Degree Programs, ranked 19
  • Master's in Curriculum And instruction Degree Programs, ranked 19
  • Master's in Construction Management Degree Programs, ranked 24
  • Master's in English Language Learning Degree Programs, ranked 37
  • Master's in K-12 Education Degree Programs, ranked 49

“The continued growth of graduate education helps makes UTEP a successful and forward-thinking, comprehensive public research institution,” said Stephen Crites, Ph.D., dean of UTEP’s Graduate School. “We always strive to be a national higher education leader that also provides an exceptional and affordable education to the community we serve. This recognition is another indication that what we do at UTEP works.”

The 2020 Intelligent.com rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and third-party evaluations.

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is 83% Hispanic. It enrolls nearly 25,000 students in 166 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP is ranked in the top 5% of research institutions nationally and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.