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.
The MS/MPH program will prepare students to integrate public health informatics knowledge and skills in their professional lives as practitioners and researchers. Students will understand core public health disciplines such as health promotion, epidemiology, policy, and environmental health sciences as well as gain understanding and skills in biomedical informatics and developing informatics solutions. The MS/MPH program shares course credits between the two degrees, allowing full-time students to obtain both degrees in a little as three years.