Admission Criteria

Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application. The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.

Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to or 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

*Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a related field. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement (double spaced, two-page) detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer and one letter of recommendation from a former professor.

Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:

Additional requirements for international applicants:


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