Dean's Welcome

Hello and welcome to the School of Public Health (SPH) at UNT Health Science Center!kurzrichard2009

By deciding to pursue a degree in public health, you have selected a growing, in-demand field of study with limitless opportunities to make a difference in today's world.

I’m sure you know that there is no better time than right now to pursue a public health career … public health professionals work in a variety of positions in their local communities, across the nation and around the world, as epidemiologists, researchers, environmental and behavioral health scientists, occupational safety professionals, health promoters, health policy and management leaders, public health preparedness specialists, professors, teachers, health care workers and more, within public health departments, governmental agencies, community based organizations, universities, hospitals, clinics and international/global health organizations, just to name a few. As you can see, the field of public health offers a range of challenging, rewarding and interesting opportunities to fit your specific areas of interest.

Public health is all about keeping people and their communities safe and healthy, and public health is truly changing the world. At UNT Health Science Center, you will learn both in the classroom and out in the field, through internships and practice opportunities that give you “hands on” experience while you attend classes. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to become a successful professional in your chosen public health concentration.

You and your fellow classmates certainly have an exciting challenge ahead of you as you begin your study and prepare yourself to make a difference in our world. Let me assure you that all of us here at the School of Public Health are committed to providing you the best preparation possible.

Again welcome to the SPH, and my best wishes for a great year.

If we can be of assistance to you at any time, please contact us through one of these key links:

Office of Student and Academic Services
SPH Faculty
Office of the Dean

This page last updated 30th Jan 2013