UNTHSC School of Public Health introduces new professional option master’s degree


Published: September 14, 2010

The School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC), now offers a new “generalist” Master of Public Health (MPH) – Professional Option program that can be completed entirely through evening courses.

Other one, two and three-year degree plans are available through both day and evening scheduling.

This 42 semester credit hour, interdisciplinary degree provides education and training for professionals in any field who want to strengthen their general knowledge and skills in public health.  Students gain knowledge, skills and approaches that emphasize the core functions of public health, including the assessment of health risks and current levels of disease; the development of public health policies; the assurance of health improvement through health promotion, disease prevention and health services; and the management of health systems and settings.   After completing a set of required core courses, students have opportunity to tailor their electives to meet their individual career goals.

To be eligible for this program, applicants should have three years of work experience in the health professions;  OR an advanced degree, such as PhD, DO, MD, JD, MSN, MBA, MSW, PA; OR be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral-level program.

For more information, contact the UNTHSC School of Public Health at (817) 735-2401, toll free at (877) 868-7741, or email at sph@unthsc.edu.

Additional information can also be found at the school’s website.