School of Community & Rural Health

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

Welcome to the School of Community and Rural Health at the Health Science Center at the University of Texas at Tyler !  We offer a ‘High Tech and High Faculty, Staff and Student Interactive’ approach to earning a masters degree.  In the health industry, a masters degree is the entry point for a profession, a career in the health industry.  You will find a program for you and an educational family that will assist you in meeting your goals and aspirations.

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students for leadership and management positions in healthcare delivery organizations such as hospitals, clinics, and payer organizations such as health insurance companies. 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.

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.

Our institution also offers a graduate certificate in general public health. This certificate specializes in providing students with knowledge in the areas of environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and social behavioral aspects of community health. In addition, students are able to select two additional elective courses in their areas of interest.

Embrace your future career; our educational family will provide the teaching, support and experiences for you to succeed!

To Your Future Success,

Gerald (Dr. Jerry) Ledlow, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
Dean, School of Community and Rural Health

Professor, Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management