Master of Public Health (MPH)
You want to do more than just have a job. You want to make an impact. You want a career that helps bring positive change to the community around you and the world at large.
Welcome to public health, where you can answer the call to discover solutions to society’s challenges and make the community around you better than it was yesterday.
MPH Epidemiology: Be the detective and follow the data to discover the cause of today’s latest outbreaks. With opportunities in hospitals, government and non-government organizations, these data scientists are in high demand to manage and offer insights into today’s data rich world.
MPH Biostatistics and Data Science: Dive deep into Biostatistics and see how your passion for math and statistics can lead to powerful insights and analysis. Play a pivotal role in healthcare or public health teams through data management, statistical analysis and analytical results. Applicants are expected to have a background in college algebra and calculus.
MPH Maternal & Child Health: Create and implement programs to bring healthy choices to the foundation of our communities, mothers and their children. Dedicate your efforts to this high needs population in the local Fort Worth area or around the world. In our intentionally small program you will find attentive faculty who challenge you, as well as classmates who will support your professional growth every day.
MPH Public Health Leadership: Whether pursuing public health work in a governmental, non-governmental, profit or non-profit capacity, our graduates will be equipped with a skill-set that will enable them to emerge as prominent leaders in the field. The MPH in Public Health Leadership will equip graduates with a set of interdisciplinary skills to tackle issues at the heart of population health, community health, health equity, and a host of other public health issues.
About the Program
Cohort Full-time. Students take 12 hours each semester. Students are expected to be on campus from about 9:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday for classes and to spend additional time outside the classroom for professional development opportunities. This is a heavier than average load for graduate students, therefore employment outside the university is prohibited during classes.
- On-campus. UNTHSC is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
- 2 Years. Students complete the program in 5 semesters, including the summer.
- Fall entrance. New students begin the program each Fall semester. There are no Spring or Summer start options.
- Small class size. Core classes range from 20-35 enrolled, concentration classes from 10-20 students.
- Cohort format. Students complete the program in a pre-determined sequence and pace. This is shown to improve student success and completion rates, offer strong networking opportunities between students and develop quality relationships with program faculty.
Online. Students typically take one class per eight-week term. Students are expected to participate in 4 professional development sessions each eight-week term of enrollment to include IPE, Be Well, and other professional development sessions. Students are also required to complete 6 hours of community service each fall and spring.
SPH Professional Development & IPE sessions – Students participate in weekly interlude meetings which consist of additional career and field prep programs. Programs range from alumni panels to networking, coaching and guest speakers specific to concentration studies. IPE (Interprofessional education) activities bring students from across university schools together for cross-disciplinary training. Students gain experience in collaborative work with medical professionals in real life scenarios.
MPH students complete an intensive hands-on experience with local public health non-profits, governmental institutions or health systems.
Student complete their practice experience with organizations based on their field passions and career goals.
Students complete 600 hours over the course of 3 semesters.
Through this experience, students complete a significant project on behalf of the organization. This could entail designing and delivering a new education program, supporting and analyzing a deep data set or managing policy analysis and development.
Through this professional field experience, you will gain a professional reference, interview discussion materials and new confidence in your career path.
Cost, Scholarship & Financial Aid
Total program tuition and fees cost estimates are available via the Office of Student Finance. Note the available pre-calculated charts by college and degree plan.
Scholarship opportunities are available for cohort applicants. All applications complete and verified in SOPHAS or HAMPCAS by March 15 (priority deadline) will be considered, no additional application is required. We suggest submitting your application by February 15 to allow time for SOPHAS verification. Students with outstanding academic achievements may qualify for the Dean, President or Chancellor’s awards of $2,000 or more awarded over the 2 year program. This award may qualify non-resident students for in-state tuition.
UNTHSC offers GA, RA & TA positions. MPH, MHA & MS students may apply for positions following admission. Work hours are capped at 19 hours a week. Available positions do not carry tuition/fee waivers.
Financial Aid is available to support tuition, fees and living expenses. Average loans taken for UNTHSC School of Public Health MPH are shared by the Financial Aid office. Loans taken may extend beyond the actual cost of the program to include living expense assistance. Contact Financial Aid for specific questions and counseling.
International students are automatically billed for student insurance coverage at a current cost of $997 per semester or $2600 per year. Full insurance details and requirements.
If you have specific questions, please contact the UNT Health Science Center Financial Aid Office via:
- Phone: (817) 735-2505
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the financial aid webpage: www.unthsc.edu/financial-aid
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
We’re glad you have questions. Graduate school is a big step and requires careful consideration. You’re always welcome to email or call us for answers, but for your convenience, we’ve 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.