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Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health

Founded in 1998, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health[Note 1] has rapidly developed into a nationally ranked, fully accredited public health research, service and training program. The School is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as a Top 25 Graduate School in Public Health, with the average age of Schools ranked above them 40+ years. The school is also annually ranked among the top five schools of public health in student diversity.

Texas A&M Health Science Center
Established1998 (1998)
AffiliationTexas A&M University
DeanJay Maddock, Ph.D.[1]

Students can pursue degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The practice focused Master in Public Health (MPH) degree is offered in the five core disciplines of Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Social and Behavioral Health, and Policy and Management) and in the Border Health program centered at the McAllen campus. The research focused Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree is available in the five core disciplines. The MHA program is one of only 10 nationally participating in the National Center for Health Care Leadership program designed to refine curricula by linking instructional objectives to practice-based competencies and was also recently ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Reports.[citation needed][when?]

Doctoral programs are offered in Health Services Research (PhD), Social and Behavioral Sciences (DrPH) and Epidemiology and Environmental Health (DrPH). The school also offers several collaborative programs (e.g., MD/MPH, 4+1 programs with pre-med, agriculture and the undergraduate health academy at Prairie View A&M University) or in development (e.g., MSN/MPH, PharmD/MPH). SPH was selected by the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School to provide training to military personnel in the Department of Preventive Health Services Principles in the Army Preventive Medicine program, a collaborative graduate program at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio.[citation needed]


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In addition to academic departments, several centers and institutes operate within the School, providing additional contributions to rural public health research and practice.



  1. ^ The school's original name was the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. The name changed in 2014

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