Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, M.P.A. / Public Health, M.P.H.

About the Public Administration / Public Health Dual Master’s Degree

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) / Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) dual degree is a joint offering between the Texas Tech University Department of Political Science in the College of Arts & Science and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Public Health in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, combining Public Administration with Public Health. The dual degree is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with training in management and public policy administration. The M.P.A. / M.P.H. program meets a need in public, nonprofit, and private healthcare organizations. Students pursuing the M.P.A. / M.P.H. dual degree acquire the skills needed to lead and manage healthcare agencies and organizations; these skills include public health practice, health policy analysis, program evaluation, financial management, government contracting with health agencies and nonprofits, managing health organizations, and the law and ethics of healthcare. Students also learn the political and institutional processes of making public health policy.

Students will take their core courses at both institutions.

Students applying must meet the eligibility requirement for admission to TTU and TTUHSC in effect at the time of their application. The core courses for the M.P.A. degree count as elective courses for the M.P.H. and vice versa. Students will complete the requirements for the M.P.H. and M.P.A. degrees simultaneously during a three-year, 60-credit-hours course of study. The M.P.A. program requires 42 credit hours for graduation, and the M.P.H. program requires 45 credit hours for graduation. The combined M.P.A. / M.P.H. dual-degree program requires 60 credit hours for graduation. A maximum of 19 credit hours can be transferred between the institutions (however, most degree plans will transfer 12-15 credit hours). At graduation, the student will receive both degrees.