Admission Criteria

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Apply to the UTRGV Graduate College:

Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at The university application fee of $50 can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.

Request your transcripts and other supporting documentation to be mailed to:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Graduate College
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • Submission of Resume.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.
  • Successful completion of undergraduate statistics course.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Evidence of current immunizations required by the Texas Department of Health for students in health-related programs. Immunization Compliance Student Form

Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. 
  • English translation of educational records.
  • Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA).


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