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School of Rural Public Health - Texas A & M University System

About the School
The School of Rural Public Health focuses on the public health needs of rural and underserved populations. Our mission—Improving the health of communities, with emphasis on rural and underserved populations, through education, research, service, outreach, and creative partnerships—is reflected in all our activities. We’re focusing on the future and on becoming a national resource in public health for rural and underserved communities.

Degrees Offered at SRPH:

Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Public Health
Master of Health Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research
Doctor of Public Health

Our students graduate equipped to work in rural communities as well as urban ones. Students are exposed to a rich learning environment with talented and experienced faculty. While studying fundamental principles of public health, students at the School also play an active and first-hand role in influencing and improving the health of communities and populations across the state of Texas, particularly in the Brazos Valley area, the Coastal Bend region, across Central Texas, and throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Our students participate in activities benefiting the local community every year. Public Health Week activities over the last few years have raised money that the students have donated to local agencies striving to meet the health care needs of the underserved. The student organizations have also conducted Toys for Tots and Thanksgiving food drives.

Distance Education:
SRPH offers its educational programs at five sites across Texas: McAllen, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Temple and Bryan/College Station—the home of Texas A&M University.

Our faculty and research:
Forty one full-time faculty are available to work with students. These faculty members conduct research on major public health issues including emergency preparedness, bi-national health challenges; health disparities; health promotion and advocacy related to aging and long-term care; reproductive and child health concerns, particularly as a result of hazardous environmental and occupational exposures; strategies for facilitating community development and building community capacity; chronic disease management; the application of spatial analysis associating population health status with hazardous exposures and social/behavioral factors; worker performance, safety and health through applied ergonomic design; and environmental exposure and health status.

Our facilities:
The School of Rural Public Health is located near Texas A&M University. Construction on a 100,000 square-foot, three-building complex is set to begin in summer 2004.

For more information, contact:
The School of Rural Public Health,
Office of Student Affairs
MS 1266 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-1266
Phone: (979) 458-1879
FAX (979) 845-3322

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