School of Community & Rural Health

Welcome to the School of Community and Rural Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Our generalized Master of Public Health (MPH) program specializes in rural community health and the unique needs posed by these vulnerable populations. The MPH courses are taught by individuals with notable leadership experience, not only in academia but in state and local public health programs and solutions. Our exceptional graduate degree is designed to be accessible to and affordable for students from communities in our region and beyond.

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree prepares students for leadership and management positions in healthcare delivery organizations such as hospitals, clinics, and payer organizations such as health insurance companies. The program is 48 Semester Credit Hours; a two (2) year program for a full-time student. Taught by experienced board-certified faculty, the MHA degree is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed for future leaders to meet the challenges of the health industry in the era of population health and value-based purchasing. The program will enable a career of opportunities and upward progression while providing leadership in the health industry so that communities, family, friends, and neighbors are healthy using methods, tools and applications that are efficient, effective and efficacious.

Warm Regards,

Gerald (Dr. Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
Dean