New University of Texas School of Public Health designed specifically for South Texas

The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Public Health, a strategic partnership between the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio, has begun accepting applications for the first cohort of students in the region’s new Master of Public Health degree. Graduate Degree Program in Public Health (MPH).

These future public health professionals will innovate community solutions to help people like Leo, who and his wife Maggie receive meals delivered by volunteers every day. Leo, who has both legs amputated due to type 2 diabetes, comes to the door in a wheelchair and is always happy to meet volunteers and chat with them for a while.

New University of Texas at San Antonio School of Public Health will train graduate students to serve communities in South Texas,
Improving the health and well-being of countless people like Maggie and Leo.

What aspects of Leo environments or health care experiences could be improved by innovative public health policies and actions? What effective public health measures have been implemented in the region that would have given Leo and Maggie more options or more information to prevent the suffering they and others like them have endured for decades?

Professionals with Master of Public Health training will be fully equipped to examine high-priority, evidence-based interventions that, with everyone’s combined efforts, will generate public health program needs in South Texas Tremendous influence. Public health professionals work to build partnerships and alliances with public and private sector organizations to help solve health challenges and bring about the changes needed to improve the public health and well-being of local and regional communities. These public health professionals work with local communities, the healthcare community, policymakers, elected leaders and the public to drive effective action.

The MPH program is uniquely designed to serve the people of South Texas by:

  • Gather information on structural and social determinants of health, including factors that influence living conditions such as poverty, education, economic opportunity, home location, and access to health care.
  • Develop solutions to challenges that disproportionately affect the region, including heart disease; cancer; mental health; substance use disorders; Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; obesity, malnutrition and diabetes; and maternal and child health difference.
  • Provide high-quality professional education opportunities in a rapidly growing job market, including hands-on experience with local and regional employers in South Texas.
  • Provides leaders to serve the public within local and regional health departments and the region’s numerous public health affiliates.
For more information about the Master of Public Health graduate degree program, visit

Dr. Ramachandran smiles in photoSan Antonio is a “majority” city with a large and growing Hispanic population that reflects the country’s demographic future. The city and many areas in South Texas have been identified as health professional shortage areas by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

The State of Texas, Bexar County, and the City of San Antonio invested in new public health schools to help and improve the lives of people like Leo and Maggie. The school’s first MPH students will begin classes in fall 2024. These graduate students will be the first in a new generation of public health “change agents” who will work with communities to develop solutions to public health problems. area.

For more information about the Master of Public Health graduate degree program, visit The plan is awaiting approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the College Board.

The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Public Health is the newest graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The School of Public Health was created by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System to serve South Texas through its work addressing public health issues and closing health care disparities.

A partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio, the new school will provide education by integrating advanced health research, offering new academic programs to benefit diverse populations, and educating public health leaders committed to serving the public. Unique public health education. Local and regional communities mitigate their biggest public health challenges. @UTPubHealthSA

The University of Texas Health San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is one of the nation’s leading health sciences universities and is designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions, graduate biomedical sciences, and public health have a mission of teaching, research, patient care, and community engagement and have educated more than 42,300 alumni who are leading change, To advance their respective fields and rekindle hope for society. Patients and their families in South Texas and around the world. To learn about the many ways we make life better®, visit

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