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UTEP's nationally recognized academic programs and innovative research provide students a universe of opportunities. We offer 81 bachelor's degrees, more than 70 master's-level degrees and programs, and 14 doctorates - with more on the way!

Our unique programs give students an edge, preparing them to compete in specialized fields. Among them are the Law School Preparation Institute, the Medical Professions Institute and the Ruben Salazar Spanish-Language Media Program.

  • The College of Business Administration prepares students for careers in accounting, economics and finance, information and decision sciences, and marketing and management. The college offers an online M.B.A and a Ph.D. in international business, and is accredited by AACSB International, a benchmark of excellence awarded to less than 10 percent of the world's business schools.
  • The College of Education shapes and prepares the community's and nation's teachers, counselors, diagnosticians and school administrators. The college's departments include teacher education, educational leadership and foundations, and educational psychology and special services. The college also offers alternative certification and a variety of outreach and service programs.
  • The College of Engineering offers six bachelor's degrees, 16 master's-level programs and four doctorate programs, and has been named a Model Institution for Excellence by the National Science Foundation. The college ranks No. 1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, and has twice been named the No. 1 graduate engineering school for Hispanics.
  • The College of Health Sciences offers more than a dozen degrees in an assortment of health fields, including clinical laboratory science, health promotion, kinesiology and cooperative pharmacy. Nationwide, the college ranks No. 3 in awarding bachelor's degrees in health sciences fields to Hispanics.
  • The College of Liberal Arts, the university's largest, provides students with nearly 20 different undergraduate and more than 15 master's degree programs in everything from music theater and psychology to criminal justice and anthropology. The college supports centers in the areas of law and border studies, inter-American and border studies, civic engagement, and law and human behavior.
  • The College of Science offers degrees in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics, including eight master's-level and four doctorate-level programs. The college houses the Border Biomedical Research Center, the Medical Professions Institute and the Minority Access to Research Careers programs, among others.
  • The School of Nursing, which trains more than 60 percent of El Paso's nurses, offers a bachelor's in nursing and a master's in nursing, with concentrations in family nurse practitioner, nurse clinician, nursing administration, or women's health care nurse practitioner. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • University College offers a bachelor's in multidisciplinary studies, a program that allows students to combine credits from multiple academic disciplines into a single degree.