A&M-Commerce received approval from the Texas A&M University System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer the Master of Public Health degree program with face-to-face instruction or fully-online learning, beginning fall 2020.
“The College of Education and Human Services is preparing future leaders today,” said Dr. Kimberly McLeod, dean of the college. “We continue to respond to current and future workforce demands by offering degree programs that prepare our students to contribute professionally to local, state, national and global needs.”
Dr. Elizabeth Wachira, director of the public health program at A&M-Commerce, said the new program comes at a pivotal time, considering the dramatic increase in demand for public health professionals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The fully-online format is accessible for working professionals,” said Wachira. “Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to address public health issues from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach.”
The graduate program is 42 credit hours.