MS/MPH - UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

The MS/MPH and the PhD/MPH dual degree programs combine the MPH from the School of Public Health with the MS or PhD degree from The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. The training and curriculum in the dual degree program is designed to provide students and future leaders in public health with the necessary skills to be leaders in the field of Public Health Informatics. The dual degree program provides an integrated curriculum that includes a number of shared courses as well as a practicum experience and/or the thesis topic in the area of public health informatics. The selection of specific academic programs and scheduling of specific courses, fieldwork, and practica for individual students is guided by an advisory committee, which includes faculty from both institutions.

Students in the dual degree program must be admitted separately to each institution and must meet the requirements of each institution for its respective degree. Admission to one program does not assure admission to the other. Students in the dual degree program will receive a diploma from each degree program after meeting the individual requirements of each program.

The MPH Program – 45 Credits Total

  • Core Courses (18 credits)
  • Shared Credits from UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (6 credits)
  • Advanced Public Health Coursework (9 credits)
  • Elective Courses (6 credits)
  • Integrative Learning Experience (3 credits)
  • Practicum (3 credits)
    • Experience can be shared between programs if applicable and approved

Students pursuing a dual degree opportunity are entered into the Customized MPH program at UTHealth School of Public Health. For more information on the Customized MPH program and to view a program planner, click here

Program Contacts:

Program Logistics and General Questions-
Robert Hammarberg, MPA 

Program Benefits and Overview-
Ross Shegog, PhD