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Degree Programs

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 and pathways to match your professional goals.

Why Choose UT Southwestern?


Research is at the heart of everything we do at UT Southwestern, offering you the opportunity to 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.

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Expert Partners

Impact health in a variety of settings with our diverse health system partners. Our partners span across the Dallas area community:

Children's Health


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:

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Quantitative Data Sciences
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Health Promotion, Structure, and Agency
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Health Systems Science

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