The Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health is training the next-generation public health workforce to identify, predict, and address wide-scale health problems before they occur – and quickly respond to public health emergencies as they arise.
We offer several degree programs to match your professional goals.
Coming Fall 2024
Why Choose UT Southwestern?
Research is at the heart of everything we do at UT Southwestern. You'll work with some of the most acclaimed researchers in public health. UT Southwestern has a superb international reputation for life-changing research that has led to some of the most important discoveries of our generation.
The diversity of our health system partners means you’ll learn how to impact health in a variety of settings. Our partners span across the Dallas area community:
- UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
- Scottish Rite for Children
- Children's Health
- VA North Texas Health Care System
- Texas Health Resources
- Parkland Hospital
With $10 million of funding from the Texas Legislature in the first two years and a transformative $100 million donation from the O'Donnell Foundation – as well as additional donations from local foundations – support for UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health demonstrates the depth of resources available to the program. That translates directly into support and resources for our students and the community.
Areas of Focus
These key themes are at the core of all our degree programs:
Improve public health through development, interpretation, and communication of data, with cross-cutting application from the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, and the data sciences
Drive transformative change in health and health equity through evidence-based programs
Evaluate and implement health interventions and policies for health systems
Learn more about our programs
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