Office of Admissions
MD and Master of Public Health Option
TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso (PLFSOM) and the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health-El Paso Regional Campus (UTSPH) offer a dual degree option leading to a medical degree (MD) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH). This option provides students who are matched to attend the PLFSOM with the opportunity to consider this MD/MPH track. This track will minimize duplication in course content, maximize efficiency of academic interactions and reduce time and costs incurred compared to earning the degrees independently. Students in this MD/MPH track will be enrolled separately in both Universities and receive two separate degrees awarded by both institutions upon successful completion of this dual program.
This option does not affect the match position in the PLFSOM, or any scholarships that may be offered for studies leading only to the MD.
If you are interested in more information about this dual program, please contact Dr. Theresa Byrd, University of Texas School of Public Health, at Theresa.Byrd@ttuhsc.edu, telephone 915.215.4330.
Please let John Snelling, Director of Admissions, PLFSOM know if you have any questions.