Degree Plan

The McAllen campus offers a Master of Public Health degree in health promotion & community health sciences with a concentration in border health. Below you will find a listing of the core areas of study and courses required for the concentration in border health. 

SPH Core Areas


HPCH 604 or
HPCH 603
Social Ecology & Health Behavior or
Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health  
PHPM 601 Rural Public Health Systems  
PHPM 605 Introduction to Health Policy & Management
PHEB 600 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
PHEO 600 Principles of Environmental & Occupational Health 
PHEB 602 Biostatistics I

Concentration Courses

HPCH 605 Social & Behavioral Research Methods
HPCH 611 Program Planning  
HPCH 613 Program Evaluation
HPCH/PHSB 689 US/Mexico Border Public Health Systems
HPCH 620 Introduction to Border Health    
Elective 2 Courses   
HPCH 684 Practicum
Total 
45 credit hours

Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of information on this page. Nevertheless, the SPH reserves the right to change without prior notice any information regarding course material, admission and degree requirements, curriculum, teaching personnel, rules, regulations, tuition and fees at the discretion of the school. This website does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any student or faculty member and the SPH. The SPH at all times retains the right to dismiss any student who does not attain and maintain adequate academic performance or who does not exhibit the personal and professional qualifications prerequisite to the practice of public health.




For more information call:

Cyndi Torres-Beltran
MPH Program Coordinator
956-668-6308