Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health degree is a multi-disciplinary professional degree program designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. We offer six concentrations for the student to select as their major. 

These are best described by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health:

  • Environmental health- looks at different factors in our environment and tries to understand their role in the health of individuals and populations.
  • Occupational safety and health- evaluates and provides interventions to reduce risk of injury and illness using ergonomics, human factors and wellness for future, current and past workers.
  • Health promotion and community health sciences- studies the health characteristics of populations within a shared geographical area and finds innovative ways to educate a wide variety of populations about health risks.
  • Epidemiology- studies the trends, patterns, and causes related to disease in populations. 
  • Biostatistics- analyzes how data, population studies, and health intersect by using statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health.
  • Health policy and management- is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the delivery, quality, and costs of health care for individuals and populations.

NEW: We now offer a dual degree with the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service. The degrees are MPH (either in Health Policy & Management or Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences) with the Master of International Affairs. The deadline to apply for all applicants is Feb. 15. Visit the MPH/MIA joint degree website to learn more. 


Application deadlines
Entering Semester Application Deadline Mandatory Orientations First Class Day
Fall 2020 

Feb. 1, 2020  (scholarship priority for all applicants)

Feb. 15, 2020 (all applicants for the MPH/MIA dual degree program)

*DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 16, 2020 (final deadline for international applicants)

*DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2020 (final deadline for domestic/US applicants)


All New Students



International Students 



Week of

Aug. 17, 2020


Aug. 19, 2020


NOTE: The following programs have a minimum cumulative GPA requirement:

  • Epidemiology - 3.0
  • Biostatistics - 3.0
  • Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences - 2.75


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