University of Texas at El Paso
College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Ph.D.-Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Our interdisciplinary program is designed to produce graduates who will serve as the next generation of health professions’ educators. Our students receive an education that models and facilitates skills to work synergistically within and between diverse fields of inquiry to make significant contributions to knowledge in our increasingly complex health prevention and health care environment.
The program’s education focus is on the design and conduct of rigorous research, grounded in the context of the U.S.-Mexico border region. This approach prepares students for research and academic careers-typically as faculty in the high demand areas of Public Health, Rehabilitation Sciences and Human Services Professions. We strive to provide the highest quality education and training to ensure that each graduate enters this challenging realm of research and practice with competence and confidence.
The average student load of three doctoral students per faculty member ensures students’ individualized attention and faculty involvement in the students’ research and teaching careers. Furthermore, through their association with the faculty throughout UTEP, students explore the intersection of theory and practice applied to the dynamic and exciting US-Mexico border environment.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999