We have 82 public health degree programs in Texas, available at 7 universities. Surprisingly according to our research, offerings for bachelors degrees are very limited in Texas, but the state has over 50 masters-level offerings (including bachelors-to-masters transitional programs).
Texas also has more offerings for PhD/doctorate level programs than most states, with 20 programs.
By far the most popular program is the masters of public health in Texas, which is consistent across the U.S.
Overview of a few public health universities in TX
Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock is one of the more popular choices in Texas for grad students to get their masters in public health. They have dozens of concentrations, including the basic epidemiology/public health concentration, and more specialized options such as community health, health care management, and biostatistics.
Texas A&M Health Science Center also has a number of specialized masters to doctoral transitional programs, as well as a number of specialized doctorate programs, such as environmental health, social and behavior health, and health services research.
The University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Forth Worth has a few different options as well, and is one of the few public health universities in Texas that offers an online MPH degree.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston also has a number of PhD degree specialties, with concentrations in behavioral sciences, biostatistics, policy sciences, health promotion, and epidemiology and disease control among the more popular.
*Consider accredited online MPH programs that can put a Master's of Public Health degree well within reach:
- The online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University ([email protected]) prepares public health professionals to make a difference in communities around the world, helping students succeed in advancing the health of populations locally and globally. Complete your MPH in 12 months. GRE waivers available.
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- The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers fully online, part-time master’s degree and certificate programs, designed for working professionals. The Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) focus on emergent industry sectors that have a resounding need for highly skilled professionals. These flexible, online graduate programs are currently offered in the fields of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, Population Health Management and Spatial Analysis, and can be completed in as little as 2 years. Request Information.
- The Online MPH at Benedictine University is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and offers four specialization tracks in Health Education & Promotion, Health Management & Policy, Emergency Preparedness, or Epidemiology. With the accelerated MPH track and two dual-degree options, you can also earn an MBA or MS in Management and Organizational Behavior with your MPH. A GRE-waiver is available to students who qualify and there is no residency requirement associated with the curriculum. Click for Admissions Info.
Outlook in TX for public health professionals
Overall the public health industry is expected to grow, especially in the areas of data and biotechnology. With the general job and career growth in Texas, we believe it will also be an excellent choice for public health professionals and epidemiologists.
Once you graduate with your bachelors, masters, or doctorate public health degree, we recommend checking out the Texas Public Health Association's job postings. There are always a number of highly relevant listings for those looking for a new position.