Program Overview

Located on the Lubbock and Abilene campuses and administered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program and the Certificate in Public Health. The training emphasizes the knowledge and skills of core public health fields and the integration and application of those fields to public health practice. The MPH will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers that bridge medicine and public health.


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Why a Master's Degree in Public Health?

Pursuing a Master of Public Health enables you to approach complex issues from a population perspective, using evidence-based solutions to improve health outcomes for communities and individuals. By choosing the Master of Public Health program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, you gain comprehensive public health training. Students will earn a general MPH degree without a specific major area.

The MPH program will prepare health professionals to practice skillful and evidence-based preventive public health; conduct and communicate research that informs the diverse fields within public health; and provide interdisciplinary expertise in the service of academic, professional and community-based public health organizations.

The MPH degree plan includes a core set of requirements that focus on the five (5) Core Disciplines in Public Health: Biostatistics; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Policy Management; and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission. 

Application Information


Semester Application Deadline Campus
Fall June 1 Lubbock/Abilene/Online
Spring October 1 Lubbock/Abilene/Online
Summer April 1 Lubbock/Abilene/Online

How to Apply

Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission. .

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Everything you ever wanted lies on the other side of fear.

Theresa Byrd, DrPh.

Department Chair Department of Public Health


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General Contact

3601 4th Street MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206



Student Affairs Advocate

John Baker


Program Director

Theresa Byrd

Admissions Director

Terri Lloyd



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