HSC School of Public Health Climbs in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Public Health is climbing the ranks in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of public health schools. SPH jumped four spots in this year’s rankings to number 88.

This rise in the rankings reflects SPH’s commitment to providing a high-quality education to its students while addressing pressing public health challenges in the North Texas community and beyond.

“It is a reflection of the dedication of our faculty, staff, students, and community partners,” says Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, SPH dean. “We’re eager to channel this momentum into meaningful actions that benefit our community as we embark on – IMPACT 2030: Commitment to Community.”


IMPACT 2030 is SPH’s strategic plan, shaped by collaborators and partners to ensure the school’s commitment to advancing health equity remains unwavering. The plan focuses on providing students with a transformative educational experience that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills applicable to real-world public health issues.

“Our goal is to ensure our graduates are well-prepared for the dynamic landscape of public health,” Dharamsi said. “We provide our students with the tools they need to bring transformative change to their communities through collaboration and mutual support.”

SPH’s commitment goes beyond academics, emphasizing the importance of empathy, understanding and impact in tackling health disparities and achieving equitable health solutions. The school ensures that graduates are equipped to leave a lasting, positive influence on the communities they serve throughout their professional journeys.

Collaborative solutions and community-responsive research

SPH aligns its efforts with the U.S. Healthy People 2030 plan and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on collaborative solutions and community-responsive research to address critical public health challenges.

“As we follow our strategic plan, we believe the positive effects will be seen through our approach to research. We are committed to fostering innovative solutions through impactful collaborations. This will not only enhance our standing in the rankings but, more importantly, foster real change and improvement in public health outcomes,” Dharamsi said.

Rising in ranking is a step in the right direction for the entire SPH community and HSC. It affirms the hard work and collective efforts of our faculty, staff students and community partners in advancing the SPH as a leader in public health education and community-responsive research.

Looking Ahead

With a clear vision and a strategic plan in place, Dharamsi and the entire SPH team are confident and excited for the future of the School of Public Health. The school is bolstered by the support of its community partners and collaborators, recognizing the power of cooperation in achieving even greater success.

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