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The School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center                                                       Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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School of Rural Public Health - Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health - Texas A&M Health Science Center

The School of Rural Public Health (SRPH), which houses the Active for Life program, is the first school of public health to focus on the often unique health issues and needs of rural populations. The mission of the School of Rural Public Health is to improve the health of communities with emphasis on rural and underserved populations, through education, research, service, outreach and creative partnerships.

The School is part of the The Texas A&M Health Science Center. Texas A&M is the only land-grant institution in the state of Texas.

The mission of the SRPH will be realized only by attainment of the following goals through well-planned and coordinated programs within the school:

  • To deliver quality educational programs that rely on the collective wisdom and experiences of scientists, professionals, and students
  • To advance the knowledge of health issues specific to rural populations by conducting rigorous field-based research, as well as basic research of rural public health issues and disseminating results to stakeholders and other professionals
  • To improve health within diverse rural communities through collaboration and service and
  • To continually monitor the adherence to these goals and principles by the Self-Study and Accrediting Committee at the School for continued accreditation status by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).

Degree programs

The school offers a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Public Health, a Master of Health Administration, a Ph.D. in Health Services Research and a Dr.P.H. in Public Health.

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SRPH Contact Info

School of Rural Public Health
SRPH Building
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

Phone: 979- 845-2387
Phone: 979-862-8371

Active for Life National Program Office | SRPH Building | 1266 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1266
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