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Degrees

The Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences offers two degrees: Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH).

In addition to these degrees, the department offers graduate certificates in Global Health. These certificates are available to all graduate level students at Texas A&M University, not just those enrolled in the School of Public Health.

Degree Details

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional master's degree designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. Along with coursework in health promotion and community health sciences, the MPH exposes candidates to the other core public health areas (biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, and environmental health).

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) with a concentration in Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences is an advanced professional degree for those whose career goals are in the area of professional practice in public health, including current and potential leaders in public health practice. The DrPH prepares candidates for a career in high-level administration, teaching, or practice, where advance analytical and conceptual capabilities are requisite. This program is designed for the research-grounded practitioner; a graduate may be expected to fill instructional, supervisory, and administrative positions in which educational services are to be rendered.

Dual Degrees

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD+MPH)

The increasing complexities of health care delivery put a premium on professionals who understand and meet the demands required to deliver innovative, collaborative, and compassionate care. Administered by the Texas A&M College of Medicine, the MD Plus Program is committed to providing students the skills needed to take leadership roles in the healthcare industries. With multiple courses of study, the program is designed to meet students' varied interests.

Certificate Details

Global Health Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is an interdisciplinary certification that is available to all graduate students at Texas A&M University. Its purpose is to teach public health professionals about global perspectives on public health, encourage students to consider careers in a variety of settings around the world, and to promote research and innovation in addressing the myriad public health problems seen around the world.