Welcome to the Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso is dedicated to preventing disease and improving the health status of diverse communities through education, research, and outreach.

Our program provides quality undergraduate and graduate education for health promotion and public health practice professionals and scientists. We prepare our graduates for leadership roles in health promotion/public health, conducting innovative population-based health interventions, and research through classroom instruction, internships, and other field and research experiences. Our academic programs, research, and community outreach have a special focus on Hispanic and border health issues.

Departmental faculty have excellent educational backgrounds and experience which they bring to their roles as educators and student mentors. All of our faculty have received graduate and post-graduate training at first rate institutions. Most are fluent in Spanish and all have years of experience working with Hispanic and other groups on the U.S.-Mexico border and/or Latin America. They are actively involved in research on significant public health issues in chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and education, maternal-child health, nutrition, environmental health, and substance abuse, among others. Many of our graduate and undergraduate students are involved in faculty research activities.

We invite you to learn more about our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health Promotion, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, and Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Please look through our website and check out our outstanding academic curricula, courses, and certificate programs, faculty and students, unique student opportunities for research and community outreach. If you don’t find what you need please feel free to contact us for further information.