The UTMB Health Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health (PMCH) administers three
graduate degree programs: Public Health, Clinical Science, and Population Health
The Public Health program offers a professional MPH degree. Training
emphasizes the knowledge and skills of core public health fields and the integration and
application of those fields to public health practice.
The Clinical Science and Population Health Sciences programs offer the MS and PhD
degrees. These programs develop new researchers who will contribute to the evidence
base that informs provision of clinical and public health services and the development of
public priorities and policies.
All three graduate programs share a focus on disease prevention and health promotion and
restoration in human populations. Training emphasizes mastery of quantitative research
skills and foundational knowledge in the interdisciplinary prevention sciences. Students
supplement this core training with additional courses and research experiences in their
For family medicine residents who plan to pursue an MPH at a future date, a personalized concentration in preventive medicine is available. Our program will facilitate elective experiences and study plans with the Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health. Residents concentrating in preventive medicine can expect to have earned 12-15 hours toward their degree upon completion of our residency program, and will be issued an official certificate to that effect.