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Updated Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

The Public Health discipline has completely updated their undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including new degrees and courses.

 B.S. in Public Health

This new degree program will replace the existing Health and Wellness Promotion major with a contemporary curriculum that aligns with the public health discipline's major professional and accreditation organizations. The degree will prepare students for careers in public health settings in jobs such as Community Health Worker and Disease Prevention Specialist.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Housman.

 M.S. in Public Health Education and Promotion

This new degree program will replace the existing M.Ed. in Health Education. It will prepare students with advanced skills in developing public health promotion and wellness programs in nonprofit organizations, hospitals, government agencies and private businesses. Students in the new program will develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities.

For more information, contact Dr. Ron Williams.

Featured Awards

Masaya Rowe
Eta Sigma Gamma Undergraduate Major of the Year


Ashley Khanhkham
Eta Sigma Gamma Scholarship Key Award


Samantha Ortega
Health Education Graduate Student of the Year


Whitney Mack
Public Health Engagement Award


Texas State students faculty, and alumni at the SOPHE conference
Public Health students, alumni (Colleen Cook, Shelby Flores-Thorpe, Emily Hayes and Ashley Khanhkham) and faculty (Drs. Ron Williams and Jeff Housman) came together at this year's SOPHE conference

SOPHE National Conference

Public Health faculty and students recently attended the annual Society of Public Health Education National Conference. Graduate students Colleen Cook and Ashley Khanhkham, as well as recent alumna Emily Hayes presented their research on campus-based health initiatives. Also presenting was recent alumna Shelby Flores-Thorpe whose paper won the 2018 Student Paper of the Year Award and was published in the December 2018 issue of the Health Education Monograph. Her paper explored college students "knowledge and use of campus-based health services."

At the conference, the TXST chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma also received several awards: Chapter Recognition Award, Service Activity of the Year, National Chapter Sponsor of the Year Award (Dr. Ron Williams) and Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year (Masaya Rowe).