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MPH Students


We are excited to welcome you into the Fall 2019 MPH cohort! We have exciting changes to our curriculum rolling out this fall, giving you the mindset and muscle to lead the charge on wicked population health problems.

Mandated by our accreditation agency, the School has taken the lead on implementing a new core curriculum that consists of 9- credit hours to include lectures and studios. 

Public health takes a team. The complex problems of public health require professionals to understand and address issues from multiple angles and sectors. Leaders have to work across institutions. The Aggie MPH Core Curriculum requires students to tackle problems from day one. The case-based approach not only provides a firm foundation for understanding the social machinery and scientific underpinnings of public health, but also flips the switch to put that machinery into action.

In August, the SPH Office of Student Affairs will register you for the new core classes (SOPH 601, 602 and 603). International students will be registered after you complete the check-in process with TAMU International Student Services upon your arrival to Bryan-College Station. For more information, visit our International Student Orientation website.

These courses will appear on your schedule in the Howdy portal prior to Student Business Services generating the tuition statements for the fall term. Please note the start and end dates/times of the core courses*:

  • SOPH 601
    • Thurs., Aug. 15 –  Sun., Aug. 18
      • Complete the online modules on your own time
    • Mon., Aug. 19 – Fri., Aug. 23
      • 8:30 - 11:00am and 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • SOPH 602- Tues., Aug. 27 – Fri., Oct. 4
    • Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8:00 – 10:50am
    • Studio: Fridays; 8:00 – 10:00am OR 1:50 – 3:50pm
  • SOPH 603- Tues., Oct. 14 – Fri., Nov. 28
    • Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8:00 – 10:50am
    • Studio: Fridays; 8:00 – 10:00am OR 1:50 – 3:50pm

*Students admitted to the MPH-Epidemiology online program will be registered for the distance education sections of these classes. This curriculum is taught asynchronously, with provided deadlines, and all course materials accessed via eCampus. 

The new core curriculum (SOPH 601-604) will not have any textbooks, rather you will use online modules (any video or recordings will be closed captioned) and readings (all PDFs). All materials would be available through eCampus.

Students will be advised on their fall course schedule and full degree plan by their departmental advisor.