Office of Academic Services

The SPH Office of Academic Services provides centralized comprehensive services to all students and alumni of the UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health (SPH). These services include guidance related to degree requirements and academic deadlines; assistance with course registration, transfer credit, and advanced standing; scheduling and enrollment for the CPH examination; administration of the MPH public health practice experience; notification of school-wide information through the SPHFYI; professional development workshops; student development activities; and school-funded
scholarship opportunities. Representatives from the office also serve as a liaison between other campus offices to ensure students have a successful experience at UNTHSC School of Public Health.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Office of Academic Services at 817-735-0489, or visit our office in the Carl E. Everett Education and Administration (EAD) building, 7th Floor, Room 716.

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Dr. Smethers

Misty Smethers, EdD, M.A.E.

Associate Dean of High Impact Educational Practices & Student Services


Oversees the enrollment management process, current student guidance/counseling, scholarships, academic policies and procedures, course scheduling and catalog, guidance related to degree requirements, course registration, and degree completion information. Professional development activities such as Research Appreciation Day (RAD), Public Health Week, pre-commencement ceremony and serves as liaison to the public health student organizations. Publication of weekly SPH FYI newsletter, and Wednesday Interlude.
Dept: Health Behavior and Health Systems
Office: EAD 716D
Phone: 817-735-5191
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Chelsea Lancaster

Chelsea Lancaster

Assistant Director of Academic Services


Office: EAD 716
Phone: 817-735-0479
Provides oversight of the enrollment management process, guidance related to degree requirements and course registration, curriculum advisor to students, and professional and academic development tracking. Publication of the SPH FYI and social media communication. Coordinates special and professional events including the end-of-year Awards Banquet, alumni engagement events, Wednesday Interlude, and guest speakers. Serves on the SPH IPE committee.