About Our Department

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For all inquiries regarding the Master of Health Administration degree program, contact:

Monica Garner
Program Coordinator
979.436.9483

For all inquiries regarding the Master of Public Health degree program, please contact:

Jeffrey J. Hatala, PhD
Program Director
979.436.9489

What is Public Health?

Dr. BenzerPublic health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals. More importantly, public health is your health. Most people don't understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. Those who work in public health have careers ranging from ergonomists to epidemiologists. Whether your interest is social work, research, management, or field work — public health has a niche for you. 

The Texas A&M School of Public Health is committed to transforming health through interdisciplinary inquiry, innovative solutions, and development of leaders through the Aggie tradition of service to engage diverse communities worldwide. At the school, our professors care about impacting the community with their research as well as their students. Professors have research projects ranging from emergency preparedness to community health development. Yet, each of them share a passion for learning. Students use faculty as advisers, and each student participates in a practicum during their stay. Students have conducted epidemiologic studies, assisted in programs/centers of faculty, and many others have served as interns in Texas and abroad.