Master of Public Health
In as little as 2 years, you can earn your master's degree and be ready for the next step in your career.
- Integrative learning experiences in 22 competencies across eight domains
- High quality, affordable education and career preparation
- Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and innovative faculty
- Hybrid format with both online and in-person classes
Why Public Health at TWU?
Improve Population Health
The program prepares you to integrate knowledge and skills; design programs, projects or interventions; and advocate to effect positive and sustainable change in improving population health in rural environments.
Focus in Rural Health
The program offers you a unique focus in rural health that is distinguishable from other public health programs.
Combination of Formats
The program includes a combination of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses for you to benefit from a variety of instructional approaches and technologies.
Career opportunities for graduates include:
- Public Health Educator
- Public Health Project Manager
- Public Health Epidemiologist
- Public Health Analyst
- Public Health Administrator
In this program, you will complete 42 semester credit hours broken down into:
- 18 hours of core coursework
- 18 hours of Health Promotion and Behavior in Rural Communities Concentration
- 3 elective hours
- 3 hours of practicum
See full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
The MPH requires a practicum involving placement with a public health-related agency. More specifically, this placement involves 350 work hours where you will work directly with and report to an agency mentor. The face-to-face practicum may be completed within or outside the State of Texas and is required to meet the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation standards.
Admission to the TWU Graduate School
When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.
Check out the links below for specific admissions information:
Admission to the Master of Public Health
Fall and Summer - March 1
Spring - July 1
Unconditional admission indicates an applicant meets all requirements for admission. However, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in health promotion, public health, kinesiology, or a related field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional or general accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester credit hours of bachelor's degree coursework, as evidenced by official transcripts.
- For international students, a test of English proficiency or exception. Please consult the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology Graduate Advisor and the Office of International Education prior to applying.
For applicants who submit all required application materials but do not meet the minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the master’s degree program, provisional admission will be considered, dependent upon the relative strength of the application materials. When provisional admission is granted, the admission letter from the Graduate School will specify the prerequisites and/or provisions a student must satisfy to advance to unconditional admission status. It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy all requirements to remove the provisional admission status. Once the provisional requirements are complete, the student must inform and provide evidence of requirement completion to the advisor.
Students who do not plan to work toward a graduate degree but who wish to enroll in coursework for personal or professional purposes may, with the permission of the School, apply as “non-degree seeking students.’’ Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School. In the application, specify degree and emphasis area, if applicable.
- Collect and submit the following documents as separate PDF files in ONE email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-Degree Sought. Please attach all items as PDFs.
- Personal Statement Letter. The Personal Statement Letter, evidencing the ability to express concepts and ideas in writing, should indicate whether the applicant is interested in conducting a thesis. If an applicant is interested in conducting a thesis, the applicant should also identify a preferred faculty mentor and discuss how their research interests align with the identified faculty mentor’s research agenda.
- Professional resume/curriculum vita evidencing appropriate academic background and relevant experience for graduate study.
- Two letters of recommendation submitted by faculty members and/or employers as PDFs on institutional or organization letterhead to email@example.com. Recommenders should include student name and degree sought (e.g. "Master of Public Health") in the subject line.
For More Information
Graduate Academic Advisor
Pioneer Hall 213
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