Master of Public Health Program
Public Health 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 is proud to offer the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program, the Certificate in Public Health, and an MD/MPH dual-degree.
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.
Traditional Two Year Track
Year 1, Fall
GSPH 5316 Responsible Conduct of Research and Communication in Public Health
GSPH 5304 Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences
GSPH 5311 Introduction to Biostatistics
GSPH 5313 Introduction to Public Health
Total Credit Hours: 12
Year 1, Spring
GSPH 5307 Introduction to Epidemiology
GSPH 5309 Basic Environmental Health Sciences
GSPH 5310 Public Health Policy
GSPH 5334 Community Based Methods and Practice
Total Credit Hours: 12
Year 1, Summer
GSPH 5319 Applied Practice Experience
Total Credit Hours: 3
Year 2, Fall
GSPH 5315 Organizational Leadership and Management
GSPH 5329 Issues in Rural Health
1 Elective Course
Total Credit Hours: 9
Year 2, Spring
GSPH 5399 Integrated Learning Experience
2 Elective Courses
Total Credit Hours: 9
Current tuition costs can be seen at the links below or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867 for detailed fee information, including out-of-state tuition.
What is 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. In order to reach these solutions, individuals with careers in public health analyze health data, perform environmental research, organize public health policies, and work in many other disciplines within this field. 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 for fulfilling careers in public health—practicing skillful and evidence-based preventive public health; conducting and communicating research that informs the diverse fields within public health; and providing 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.
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.
- Students may have a Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
- Medical students interested in the MD/MPH dual degree program must submit an application to both programs. The TMDSAS application will not be accepted by the GSBS. Note that the deadline for applications may differ for each program. Please be aware of this and meet all deadlines for each program
- Average GPA of students offered admission is 3.4
- Average MCAT of students offered admission is 502.
- Average GRE of students offered admission is over 310.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|Fall||June 1 - International Applicants||Lubbock/Abilene/Online|
|June 1 - Domestic Applicants||Lubbock/Abilene/Online|
How to Apply
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the application fee for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 supplemental applications will be waived. We cannot issue a fee waiver for SOPHAS but will issue a waiver for our supplmental MPH application. Please email email@example.com to request the fee waiver.
- If you are applying for the Public Health program, you will need to complete the SOPHAS application found here.
- Upon submission of your SOPHAS application the next step in your application process is to complete and submit your supplemental application at www.bioraider.com.
- When creating your bioraider account please use the same e-mail address used for your SOPHAS application.
- This supplemental application must be submitted and required supplemental items received before your application will be reviewed for admission.
Please note the following:
- Send official transcripts to SOPHAS for verification purposes. Official transcripts need to be mailed directly to SOPHAS from all colleges and universities attended. If you have sent your transcripts to SOPHAS, please be sure to continue to monitor the status of your application. If you do not see movement from the "Received" status to the "Verified" status, you should follow up with SOPHAS directly to determine the cause of delay. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure his/her application reaches a verified status. You should send in official transcripts, even if course(s) are in progress. Courses in progress will not impact your application.
- Please visit https://sophas.org/ or contact (617) 612-2090 for the status of your SOPHAS application.
- We require a submitted and complete SOPHAS application as well as a submitted and
complete www.bioraider.com application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Supplemental items required for the www.bioraider.com application include:
- Application Fee
- Oath of Residency
- International students will need to submit an official IELTS or TOEFL score.
Due to COVID-19 and issues with GRE testing we are waving the GRE requirement. (March 27, 2020)
The program requires a valid GRE score within the last 5 years. GRE scores can be submitted using the ETS Institution Code 6851.
Students may request that MCAT scores be submitted in lieu of GRE scores, and such waiver requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Waivers should include the applicant's AAMC ID and Verification Code.The Verification Code is on the MCAT display score report, and comprises four sets of numbers and letters. For example: ABCD-EFGH-IJKL-MNOP.
- We require official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended, including those institutions for which you received transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree.
- Electronic official transcripts from U.S. institutions are preferred and should be sent to: email@example.com.
- Do NOT send international transcripts and/or mark sheets. See application instructions below for more information.
- Hard copy official transcripts should be mailed to:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
3601 4th St. MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206