Fact Sheets

UNTHSC Facts at a Glance (PDF) • Pride Points (PDF) • Healthy Aging (PDF) • Applied Genetics (PDF) • Primary Care and Prevention (PDF) • Outreach (PDF) • Research (PDF) • Pharmacy (PDF)


The UNT Health Science Center is a graduate university housed on a 33-acre campus located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The university includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions, which includes the departments of Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy, and the UNT System College of Pharmacy. UNT Health, the clinical enterprise of the Health Science Center, sees patients from across Tarrant County, with physicians and health providers representing most every medical specialty.


As one of the nation’s distinguished academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, patient care and service, the UNT Health Science Center began when the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine accepted its first students in 1970. With the establishment of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993, the name was changed to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. In 1999, UNTHSC joined UNT’s Denton and Dallas campuses to form the UNT System.

Degrees Awarded:

  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 1970*

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, MS, 1993*
    Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences, PhD, 1993*

  • School of Public Health
    Master of Public Health, MPH, 1996*
    Doctor of Public Health, DrPH, 1999*
    Master of Health Administration, MHA, 2009*
    Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, PhD, 2011*

  • School of Health Professions
    Master of Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS, 2000*
    Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT, 2010*

  • UNT System College of Pharmacy
    Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD, (pending)

    * Year established


  • Students: 2,149
  • Faculty: 416
  • Adjunct Faculty: 855
  • Non-Faculty Staff: 1,353
  • Graduates to date: 6,003
  • Extramural research awards: $42 million
  • UNT Health practice sites: 49
  • UNT Health providers: More than 220
  • Annual patient encounters: More than 580,000
  • 1.4 million square feet of facilities

Local Economic Impact:

More than $600 million annually


U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2014: 

  • 15th in Rural Medicine
  • 17th in Family Medicine
  • 31st in Primary Care

Hispanic Business magazine has ranked TCOM as one of the Top 20 Medical Schools for Hispanics.

UNTHSC was named best in Texas for social mission by Annals of Internal Medicine.

Community Service:

  • Ten separate educational outreach programs mentor students of all ages for successful careers in health and science
  • Founded Cowtown Marathon in 1979 and continue today as a presenting sponsor
  • Co-founded Hispanic Wellness Fair in 1999 
This page last updated 14th May 2014