UTHealth School of Public Health

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UTHealth School of Public Health
UTHealth SPH Logo.jpg
Established1967 (authorized 1947)
Parent institution
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
DeanEric Boerwinkle

The UTHealth School of Public Health[1] is one of seven component institutions of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

The Texas Legislature authorized the creation of a school of public health in 1947, but did not appropriate funds for the school until 1967. The first class was admitted in the fall of 1969, doubled in the second year and doubled again in the third year, with continued growth over the years since.

UTHealth[2] brings together the School of Public Health, with the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry,[3] the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Biomedical Informatics,[4] and the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center.[5]

The school's main campus is located in Houston's famed Texas Medical Center. It originally occupied rented and borrowed space in the Medical Center but today it occupies its own building plus regional campuses[6] in San Antonio, El Paso, Dallas, Brownsville, and Austin.

Degrees Offered[edit]

UTHealth School of Public Health Houston Campus in 2018

The UTHealth School of Public Health [1] offers master's and doctoral degrees, including the M.P.H., M.S., Dr.P.H., and Ph.D. The school also offers certificate programs in public health.

The university has four departments:[7] Biostatistics; Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences; Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences; Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH).

Dual Degree Programs[edit]

The school also cooperates with other institutions within the University of Texas System and around the state to offer various dual degree programs.[8]


  1. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ "University of Health". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Dentistry".
  4. ^ "School of Bioinformatical Sciences".
  5. ^ "Harris County Psychiatric Center". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  6. ^ "Life in Campus Cities".
  7. ^ "Divisions". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Dual Degree - Dual Degree - Academics - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health". sph.uth.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-22.

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Coordinates: 29°42′17″N 95°23′54″W / 29.704818°N 95.398213°W / 29.704818; -95.398213