Are you ready to take the next step in your career in public health? The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at UTA is a student-centered, practice-focused program for the working professional that will build your skills and enhance your practice. The UTA MPH degree is ideal for you if you want to make a difference in your community, state, nation, or world by improving health.
About The Program
Choose from two concentrations to tailor your MPH studies for your interests and career needs.
Urban Health Concentration We offer a concentration in urban health, with a focus on community health assessment, evaluation, social justice, and advocacy
Epidemiology Concentration Our concentration in epidemiology focuses on the methods and science applied in social epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, and infectious disease epidemiology when assessing health trends and needs in urban communities.
Eight specified core courses (24 credit hours) are required for all concentrations.
KINE 5372 --- Introduction to Epidemiology --- 3
KINE 5376 --- Introduction to Biostatistics --- 3
KINE 5305 --- Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology --- 3
KINE 5377 --- Introduction to Health Systems and Policy --- 3
KINE 5375 --- Community and Behavioral Health --- 3
KINE 5378 --- Foundations of Public Health --- 3
COMM 5350 --- Seminar in Health Communication --- 3
KINE 5385 --- Communication and Health --- 3
KINE 5383 --- Community-Based Internship --- 3
KINE 5384 --- Capstone Experience --- 3
Total --- 24
In addition to taking the required core courses, students will take four courses (12 credit hours) in their selected concentration of Urban Health or Epidemiology.
Urban Health Concentration Courses
KINE 5380 --- Urban Community Health Assessment --- 3
KINE 5374 --- Race, Ethnicity and Health in the U.S. --- 3
SOCW 5343 --- Health Policy and Social Justice --- 3
KINE 5371 --- Introduction to Program Planning and Evaluation --- 3
Total --- 12
Epidemiology Concentration Courses
KINE 5381 --- Social Epidemiology --- 3
KINE 5382 --- Chronic Disease Epidemiology --- 3
KINE 5386 --- Big Data for Epidemiology --- 3
KINE 5387 --- Infectious Disease Epidemiology --- 3
Total --- 12
Two prescribed elective courses are required for all students (6 credit hours). Students may choose any two courses from courses in the other concentration, this list, or another class if approved by their MPH Faculty Advisor.
Electives --- 1
Electives --- 2
Why Choose Us?
Our course schedules are accessible to the working professional.
Our program is dedicated to teaching applied skills. The MPH curriculum is designed around the skills most used in real-world public health practice.
Our instructors are public health leaders who practice the skills they teach.
We integrate classroom learning with real-life community-based projects.
We offer the only MPH concentration in urban health in Texas. UTA is also one of the few MPH programs in the U.S. to offer the urban health concentration.
Our practice is informed by research. Our respected faculty have established funded research trajectories in work that directly impacts urban communities, taking place in the uniquely interdisciplinary environment of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Admission to the Master of Public Health degree is based on completion of general admission requirements of the Graduate School as specified under the Graduate School Admissions Requirements and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog.
Admission criteria include:
Official transcripts showing an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited school, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years are required of all applicants. Preference will be given to applicants with verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing scores above the 50th percentile.
Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE requirement if they meet any of the following criteria:
Hold a graduate or terminal degree from an accredited U.S. university.
Completed a UTA Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice and/or a UTA Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and no less than a grade of “B” in any required public health course.
At least 5 years of full-time professional experience in a public health field.
An approved GRE waiver does not guarantee admission into the degree program. To apply for a GRE waiver, applicants should submit the following items via email to the Public Health Graduate Advisor:
Completed GRE Waiver Application
Scanned copies of all college or university transcripts (official or unofficial transcripts)
Current resume or CV
A one-page personal statement written in English describing the applicant’s interest in earning an MPH degree and potential for contributing to public health, as well as the applicant’s career objectives, self-assessment of abilities and preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program. The quality of written expression in the applicant’s personal statement will be considered.
An applicant whose native language is other than English must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies as defined under Admissions Requirements and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog.
Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
The applicant’s resume or CV, highlighting professional experiences such as accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise, and analytics expertise.
For an applicant who does not meet all admission criteria but shows promise for completing a graduate program based on some admission criteria, in rare cases probationary admission may be granted. Students on probationary admission conditions specified by the Public Health Graduate Advisor.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
Provisional, deferred, and denied admission decisions meet the criteria as defined under Admission Requirements and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog.