About Us

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) mission is to transform the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the world through an innovative and accessible educational environment that promotes student success, research, creative works, health and well-being, community engagement, and sustainable development.

The Division of Research, Graduate Studies, and New Program Development contributes to top priorities outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan (maximizing student success, expanding educational opportunity, and supporting research that will impact the RGV and beyond) by supporting the following university offices, divisions, and departments:

The Office of Research

The Graduate College

The Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology

Professional Education and Workforce Development

The Office of Global Engagement

The Office for Sustainability

The University Library

Research Centers and Institutes