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The Public Health degree program focuses on preventing and mitigating disease outbreaks and confronting systemic health challenges that affect communities. This program prepares professionals to identify, prevent and solve health problems at various levels. It also prepares students with the knowledge and skills to optimize health outcomes.
Our degree program is well suited for students invested in building healthy communities here in the DFW area, nationally and globally. We are situated in an academic department which promotes interdisciplinary solutions to health issues that affect diverse communities across the lifespan.
Due to the broad, generalist focus of this program, upon completion individuals may pursue careers within various public hospitals, health departments, health insurance companies, as well as nonprofits in the public health care industry. They can also continue with graduate school education for advanced degrees in Public Health.
Public Health coursework incorporates several subject areas such as social, behavioral and health sciences with a specific focus on health promotion. Upon graduating and entering the workforce, you have a variety of professional options within public and private sector organizations to choose from: