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Dual Degree Program in HI

The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, together with the University of Texas School of Public Health, offer two Dual Degree programs in Public Health Informatics: a Master of Science in Health Informatics and a Master of Public Health (MS/MPH), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Informatics and a Master of Public Health (PhD/MPH). The programs provide an avenue for students to concurrently enroll in both degree programs so that duplication in course content is minimized, academic interaction is made more efficient, and the time and costs are reduced.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH INFORMATICS & MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The MS/MPH program will prepare students to integrate public health informatics knowledge and skills in their professional lives as practitioners and researchers. Students will understand core public health disciplines such as health promotion, epidemiology, policy, and environmental health sciences as well as gain understanding and skills in biomedical informatics and developing informatics solutions.  The MS/MPH program shares course credits between the two degrees, allowing full-time students to obtain both degrees in a little as three years.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HEALTH INFORMATICS & MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Students will use the public health and health informatics expertise and skills gained in the PhD/MPH program to address health care issues in communities, regions, and populations via research.  Students will be expected to expand the scope of the public health informatics discipline, develop and evaluate new domains, and effectively communicate research findings to peers. The PhD/MPH program shares course credits between the two degrees, allowing full-time students to obtain both degrees in as little as five years.

Contact Information

Office of Academic Affairs
School of Biomedical Informatics 
(713) 500-3591

Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE
Dual Degree Program Coordinator
(713) 486-0115
Sahiti.Myneni@uth.tmc.edu

Mary Ann Smith, PhD
School of Public Health
(713) 500-9236
Mary.A.Smith@uth.tmc.edu

Application Deadlines

School of Biomedical Informatics M.S. Application Deadlines:

  • July 15th (for Fall admission)
  • November 15th (for Spring admission)
  • March 15th (for Summer admission)

School of Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. Application Deadlines:

  • March 15th (for Fall admission)
  • July 15th (for Spring admission)
  • November 15th (for Summer admission)

 School of Public Health Application Deadlines:

  • July 1st (for Fall admission)
  • November 1st (for Spring admission)
  • March 1st (for Summer admission)

Please review the admission requirements.

Application forms and directions may be obtained from the Registrar's Office.