MPH Student Life

Our department currently serves approximately 90 MPH students from a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences. We are first in the continental United States in percent of Hispanic students among all accredited schools of public health and are in the top third among these same schools with respect to percent of African American students.  As a department we take pride in our student's diverse social, educational, and work backgrounds.  

Students in the program have the opportunity to participate in three student organizations.

  • MGMA- The student chapter of the Medical Group Management Association serves MPH students as a source of information and resources distributed for the national MGMA chapter.  MGMA allows students to network and interact with seasoned group practice administrators and healthcare professionals.  MGMA members can also attend a yearly conference held by the national chapter that provides students with valuable networking opportunities and workshops to broaden their perspective and knowledge base in terms of practice management and administration.   

    MGMA Student Chapter Website

  • AFHL- The Association of Future Healthcare Leaders student chapter is an extension of the national American College of Healthcare Executives.  AFHL enhances students professional development and leadership abilities in the healthcare profession and is an excellent opportunity for students to grow and foster professional relationships while pursuing a masters degree. 

MPH Career Development Series

The MPH Career Development Series (CDS) was created to introduce Master of Public Health students at SPH to career-related information, help them foster a deeper understanding of careers in public health and gain essential academic- and career-related skills. The CDS began in 2000 as school-wide Brown Bag sessions coordinated and presented by Barbara Quiram, Ph.D., Director of the SPH Office of Special Programs. The Brown Bag session gained school-wide success among students and evolved to become the CDS, a joint effort by the Rural Public Health Student Association (RPHSA), SPH Office of Special Programs (OSP), Texas Public Health Training Center (TPHTC) and SPH Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

The CDS takes place during the fall and spring semesters as a series of monthly, one-hour sessions, as well as a Practicum Fair that takes place in February.  Activities and topics are strategically chosen and scheduled during specific times of the academic year to help MPH students gain essential academic- and career-related knowledge and skills. The 2010-11 series will include sessions on academic and career-related skill building, practicum opportunities, and public health job opportunities.

These sessions will build skills to help students become more successful both academically and professionally. The next three sessions will present tips for searching for practicum opportunities and culminate with the Practicum Fair. The last three sessions will provide tips and skills for obtaining jobs in the public health field.

The Bryan/College Station Community

As a student here at SPH you enjoy all the benefits of a student enrolled at Texas A&M University.  Aggieland is filled with sporting events, plays, a recreation center, lectures and special guests that can help enrich and enhance your education and time here at SPH.  The Bryan/College Station community is welcoming and friendly.  Students enjoy a copious amount of restaurants to dine at, shopping around town, historic downtown Bryan, and numerous night life venues to support an active social life.  
 
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Off Campus Housing

Parks and Recreation
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