Texas A&M Health Science Center- School of Rural Public Health
The Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health is a nationally ranked, innovative school of public health. This standing is reflected by its nationally recognized Prevention Research Center, National Science Foundation-supported Center for Health Organization Transformation, and USA Center for Rural Health Preparedness. This public health school emphasizes approaches to public health healthcare and health disparities from rural Texas to its largest cities, the nation, and the world.
The School offers students hands-on experience in health agencies, healthcare organizations, and industry addressing the needs of diverse populations. Graduates obtain professional employment in rural and urban settings at impressive community health agencies and healthcare systems across the nation, leading corporations, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other national and state agencies, and foreign countries.
Students have the opportunity to learn from high quality faculty in all public health concentrations, including experts in areas such as community-based health interventions, health management, prevention, occupational safety and health, health policy, public health preparedness, aging, cancer, and obesity. A number of students gain valuable work and volunteer experience with local health organizations and university research projects. Graduating students undertake rewarding careers and join a highly committed alumni network supporting the school and its students.
Students choose among the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Doctor of Philosophy-Health Services Research (Ph.D.), and three Doctor of Public Health (Dr.PH) degree programs. The Doctorate in Public Health is available in Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology and Environmental Health. The Epi/Enviro track can be tailored to focus on the discipline area the applicant wishes to emphasize. The Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health and Epidemiology and Biostatistics collaborate on the Epi/Enviro degree programs.