Public Health Programs
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 multiple dual-degree options.
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.
Our Public Health Programs:
Why a Master's 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.
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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
For a more complete listing, view Degree Requirements.
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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.
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.
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.