Enrollment in our Public Health Program is open to UTMB students already enrolled in doctoral-level programs and to UTMB residents, fellows, and faculty who have already completed a doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD). Non-UTMB medical doctors in preventive medicine residencies may also apply. The public health program provides these students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers that bridge medicine and public health. Graduates earn the Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree. Medical students complete the public health degree as part of a five-year MD-MPH dual degree program. Graduate students may integrate public health training into their doctoral studies to complete the PhD-MPH dual degree program.
The Clinical Science Program trains researchers who will investigate basic human biology and disease etiology and pathogenesis; translate advances in the basic sciences into new treatments for human diseases; and improve health care services in a rapidly changing health care environment. This multi-disciplinary area of study provides the didactic and experiential education required for the pursuit of academic or practical careers in health and medicine. Physicians and other health care professionals who have completed this program have embarked on research careers in academic clinical and translational research.
Population Health Sciences
The PHS Graduate Program prepares students to conduct, communicate, and apply research aimed at the protection, promotion, and restoration of health in human populations. Curricula within the Program share a population health perspective that explores the interplay of individual biological and behavioral factors with aspects of the physical, social, and policy environments. Research focuses on health risks, determinants, outcomes, and interventions in clinical and community settings and in unique occupational or patient groups.
The Rehabilitation Sciences Program is designed to provide graduates with the conceptual foundation and research skills necessary to advance knowledge in areas related to disability, rehabilitation, and recovery from illness or injury. Research opportunities exist in clinical research, population and epidemiological research, and the scientific study of muscle and metabolism related to rehabilitation and recovery.