The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, together with the University of Texas School of Public Health, offer two Dual Degree programs in Public Health Informatics: a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics and a Master of Public Health (MS/MPH), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics and a Master of Public Health (PhD/MPH). The programs provide an avenue for students to concurrently enroll in both degree programs so that duplication in course content is minimized, academic interaction is made more efficient, and the time and costs are reduced.
Students will use the public health and biomedical informatics expertise and skills gained in the PhD/MPH program to address health care issues in communities, regions, and populations via research. Students will be expected to expand the scope of the public health informatics discipline, develop and evaluate new domains, and effectively communicate research findings to peers. The PhD/MPH program shares course credits between the two degrees, allowing full-time students to obtain both degrees in as little as five years.