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Student Testimonials

What do our graduates say?

When you make the decision to earn your degree online at UTRGV, you are making a commitment to a better future for yourself and your family. We are dedicated to providing our online students with the best resources available, including outstanding, readily-accessible faculty, accelerated courses and a degree that you will be proud to earn.

Hear more from our graduates about their experiences with UTRGV online.


We Will Be Lifelong Learners.

Our MPA online was the perfect option for Richard Lopez after 35 years of being out of school. Find out why.

"The assistance provided by the professors was really great. Through everything, there was that helping hand, that push, that motivation that keeps your spirit alive to finish the program."

-Richard Lopez, MPA

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We Will Fill Big Shoes.

Earning his MPA online fulfilled Juan Gonzalez's lifelong dreams of success. Find out more.

"It makes me feel proud. That's the bottom line. My parents made lot of sacrifices to see us succeed, and this is success."

-Juan Gonzalez, MPA

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We Will Excel.

Since earning his MPA, William Cox has been promoted - twice!

"I was immediately able to accept a job in the Hill Country as an Assistant [Fire] Chief and now that I have a graduation date I was able to accept a job that required a master's degree."

-William Cox, MPA

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We Will Succeed.

Apply what you learn to your day to day activities.

"This program is... to prepare students to advance in their careers, whether they're looking in public service, public sector, not-for-profit organizations... as well as the private sector."

-Aziza Zemrani, Associate Chair of Online MPA Program

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We Will Prepare Leaders.

Juan Gonzalez applied what he was learning in the MPA online program to his current role as Business Manager at World Radio Network.

"The courses... [apply] to what I currently do, and I've been able to take a step back and see the organization in different ways."

-Juan Gonzalez, MPA

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We Will Make a Better Future.

Venessa Ramos took a chance – and completed her M.Ed in 10 months.

"To anyone that is contemplating going back to school, I would highly recommend it. You can never put a price tag on education. It's going to help you in the long run, and not just you yourself, but your whole family."

-Venessa Ramos, M.Ed

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We Will Follow Our Dreams.

We Will Follow Our Dreams.

Edna Sanclemente pursued her passion for working in the public sector by graduating from UTRGV’s online MPA program with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

“I think my heart was more for serving the general public than serving private industry. That’s when I figured I really needed to get my MPA to get the knowledge and the skills I needed for that career change.”

-Edna Sanclemente, MPA

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We Will Accomplish Big Things.

We Will Accomplish Big Things.

Melissa Ipina was part of the first graduating class of UTRGV’s online MPA program. She’s a single mother who appreciated the program’s flexibility.

“It was very good with my work and time management. Completing my degree online while maintaining a work/life balance really worked out for me.”

-Melissa Ipina, MPA

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We Will Be Supportive.

We Will Be Supportive.

Diana Almaguer had a lot of encouragement from family and friends when deciding to enroll in UTRGV’s online MPA program.

“My husband and my children said, ‘Go for it. It’s online, and we can help you.’ That’s why I decided to go back.”

-Diana Almaguer, MPA

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