Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

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The BMS provides those who want to further their education and career possibilities by broadening their expertise beyond a single area of concentration.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 42 general education credit hours + 54 major credit hours + 24 major elective credit hours
  • $539.43 per credit hour

Students select the coursework that appeals to them in a variety of disciplines and combine them, creating their own specialized degree. Students completing the BMS program will be able to apply the knowledge and skills to: expand their career and employment opportunities as a result of a multidisciplinary education; and continue their studies in a graduate degree or post-baccalaureate professional program being fully prepared with the analytical skills necessary to success within demanding and highly-competitive fields.


  1. General education core – 42 hours
  2. Degree requirements – 54 hours (36 advanced)
  3. Free Electives – 24 hours (6 advanced)


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $64,731.60* Total program cost
  • $539.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,104.29Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 888-882-4026 or 956-882-8983 or email

Admissions Criteria

  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.
  • GPA
    2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

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Program Contact

College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 956-665-3551 (Edinburg)
Phone Alt: 956-882-7818 (Brownsville)