|Program Description and Goals||Interview||Sample Curriculum|
The MS/MPH dual degree program combines the M.P.H. from The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston with the M.S. degree from The University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston. The training and curriculum in the dual degree program will provide students and future leaders in public health 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 Advising Committee satisfy admission requirements of and that includes faculty from both institutions.
Students in the dual degree program must be admitted separately to each institution. Students 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.
|For Public Health Information, contact:|
|Keith Burau, Ph.D.
1200 Herman Pressler Dr., RAS-W1042
Houston, TX 77030
|Ed Hsu, Ph.D.
7000 Fannin, Ste 865
Houston, TX 77030
Public Health Informatics Competencies:
The curriculum is designed to deliver training and improve skills in the following informatics competency domains.
The applicant should present to the Registrar’s Office for fall, July 1, spring, November 1, and summer, March 15, a completed application and official documentation of the following:
Applicants are to submit relevant materials in a portfolio manner. The portfolios are then forwarded to an admission subcommittee, which will then review the materials. Applicants are required to take either the GRE exam or the MAT exam for admission. The admission subcommittee will consider such areas as:
The second component for admission is a personal interview. Applicants who have been recommended by the admissions committee will interview with two faculty members. Faculty members are either requested by the applicant or assigned by the admissions committee. If offered admission, these faculty members will become the students’ advising committee. Separate interviews may be conducted due to scheduling. The interview is expected to focus on the applicant’s goals and how they can be achieved in the master’s program, communication skills, and understanding of the program.
Requirements for MPH/MS
|6 hours must be in basic HI courses|
|3 hours must be in research HI courses|
|9 hours must be in advanced HI courses|
|MPH courses 27 hours|
|- 18 shared hours|
Grand Total 67 hours for the combined degrees
Practicum must produce a paper to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. 15 hours must satisfy the core courses in the Public Health Discipline. Public Health core courses must be a letter grade. Specified HI courses may be substituted with other HI courses with the approval of their advising committee.