University of Texas—​Brownsville

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Master Of Science in Nursing masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The program is the only online program within 200 square miles in South Texas that offers specialties in nursing administration and nursing education. Students from outside the region seek our program and state that most other Master of Science in Nursing programs require choice in specialization.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited No
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 21

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3 full-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 3
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 16 full-time; 5 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 14
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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