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Sph Students

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Welcome!

We are excited that you have taken the time to stop by our webpage and learn more about the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. For over twenty years, the UNTHSC School of Public Health has been full-filling its missions statement and remaining true to its vision statement by seeking to be the team of choice for public health education, discovery, and science while creating solutions for a healthier community by advancing public health knowledge through research, service and the education of current and future public health professionals.

Our Programs

Master of Public Health

Pursue the Master of Public Health degree as an on-campus or online student. UNTHSC School of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health degree as both an on-campus or online program. 聽The MPH areas of concentration include:

  • Biostatistics and Data Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health Leadership (offered in both cohort and online delivery)

罢丑别听MPH cohort program聽is a 2-year, full-time, cohort style program

罢丑别听MPH Online聽program in Public Health Leadership is a 100% online program. With fall and spring start dates, applicants may qualify for either the 48 or 42 semester credit hour option. We offer both part-time and full-time online options. Part-time students will typically take two courses in the fall and spring and one course in the summer. Full-time students may choose to take additional courses based on their needs. Our online programs can be completed in 5 semesters or up to 6 years. Most students complete the program in 5 semesters-3 years.

The MPH-PHL Online 48-hour option is best for recent graduates. The MPH-PHL Online 42-hour option is designed for those with at least 3 years of work experience in public health or medical professions or applicants that already hold an advanced degree or are enrolled in a dual graduate program.

Master of Health Administration

Become a leader who affects meaningful change to impact our health systems and communities. Pursue the Master of Health Administration (MHA) as an on-campus or online student.. UNTHSC School of Public Health offers the MHA degree as both an on-campus or online program.

Complete the full-time, on-campus MHA degree in 2 years. Learn more about our residential MHA program here:聽Master of Health Administration.

罢丑别听MHA Online program is a 100% online program. With Fall and Spring starts, this program is designed for working professionals. Applicants for the online MHA program must have at least two years of health-related work experience in either a clinical or a management position and currently employed full-time in healthcare.聽 We offer both part-time and full-time online options. Part-time students will typically take two courses in the fall and spring and one course in the summer. Full-time students may choose to take additional courses based on their needs. Our online programs can be completed in 5 semesters or up to 6 years. Most students complete the program in 5 semesters-3 years.

Master of Science in Public Health Sciences

Do you intend to pursue a PhD degree and hope to become a university-faculty member in a school or college of public health? Are you ready to dive into public health research? Pursue the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences here at the UNTHSC School of Public Health and select from two areas of concentrations including, Health Behavior Research or Epidemiology. Click the following link to learn more about the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences

Scholarly research has the potential to transform the field of public health, but it requires principal investigators with highly developed skill sets to bring it to realization. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences prepares students to become research-focused, faculty members in schools and colleges of public health. Students will select from one of two areas of concentration to focus on during their studies as a PhD student here at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. Students will select either Epidemiology or Health Behavior Research as their area of concentration. Strong funding packages are available for this highly selective program.

For more information, please visit the Doctorate of Public Health (PhD) Program Page here: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health Sciences

Graduate Certificate

Advance your knowledge in public health through our Graduate Certificate program here at the UNTHSC School of Public Health. The Graduate Certificate consists of 15-credit hours. Upon completion of the certificate, students earning a grade of B or better in each course may apply all hours to their MPH degree. Learn more by visiting our Graduate Certificate Page.

Dual Degrees

The School of Public Health has partnered with other colleges on the HSC campus to allow student enrolled in the DO, PA, or PharmD programs to simultaneously also work towards a Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, or PhD degree. View all of the different dual degree options here.

Community Health Worker training opportunities

Visit our HSC Learning Plus resources to learn more about Community Health Worker (CHW) and Community Health Worker Instructor (CHWI) certification courses, as well as upskilling Continuing Education courses for current CHW鈥檚.

Overall Program Cost

Cost of Attendance / Tuition and Fees

Cost of attendance is available in a variety of formats. UNTHSC publishes tuition and fees details online.

Overall estimated tuition and fees to earn the entire degree are:

MPH (Cohort Program) In-State Resident $14,640 Non-Residents $42,752
MHA (Cohort Program) In-State Resident $15,696 Non-Residents $47,824
MS in Public Health In-State Resident $12,800 Non-Residents $33,000
PhD in Public Health In-State Resident $24,500 Non-Residents $55,000
MPH Online 42 Hours In-State Resident $13,500 Non-Residents $34,500
MPH Online 48 Hours In-State Resident $14,640 Non-Residents $42,752
MHA Online In-State Resident $14,600 Non-Residents $37,000

Need help with determining costs of comparable programs? Contact SPH@unthsc.edu

Texas Residency is established at the time of admission to UNT Health Science Center. We encourage you to review the details for the residency status requirements posted by the Registrar’s Office.

All applicants are considered for scholarships and waivers at the point of admission. Students are also eligible to apply for scholarships through the General Scholarship Application through the Office of Financial Aid.

Resources

Schedule a One-on-One Virtual Visit

Prefer a one-on-one opportunity, we鈥檝e got you covered. Sign up for a campus visit opportunity and enjoy a personal meeting with our admissions staff, a professor in your academic area of interest, and a campus tour with a current student. This is a great opportunity for those students who are confident in their program choice and have specific questions to address with admissions and program advisors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

We are glad you have questions. Graduate school is a big step and requires careful consideration. You鈥檙e always welcome to email or call us for answers, but for your convenience, we鈥檝e curated our responses to the most common questions from our applicants. You may view our “Frequently Asked Questions” page by following this link: www.unthsc.edu/school-of-public-health/faq.

Research

Areas of Research

Biostatistical Application

  • Dr. Rajesh Nandy : Methods for neuroimaging data analysis, independent component analysis.
  • Dr. Justin M. Luningham : Computational statistics, machine learning approaches, and latent variable models to study the genetics of mental health disorders.
  • Dr. Andrew Yockey : Unique statistical methods and survey procedures to study substance use prevention and child/adolescent health risk behaviors.
  • Dr. Zhengyang Zhou : Alzheimer’s disease, aging, machine learning / artificial intelligence (ML/AI) approaches, genetic epidemiology.

Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Health Disparities

Environmental Epidemiology

  • Dr. Malinee Neelamegam : Aging and its related comorbidities, with a focus on neuropsychological outcomes, in particular vulnerable populations impacted by health disparities.

Health Behavior Research

  • Dr. Dana Litt : Health risk behaviors, including substance use and social media use, among adolescents and young adults.
  • Dr. Melissa Lewis : Alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults.
  • Dr. Eun-young Mun : Prevention & intervention of alcohol misuse/use disorders among young adults.
  • Dr. Scott Walters : Motivational interviewing & technology in behavioral health interventions.

Maternal and Child Health

  • Dr. Stacey Griner : Sexual health, women鈥檚 health, oral health, dissemination and implementation science.