Community Health Sciences
These are research fields, each with a theory, a body of knowledge, and a set of methods that define it uniquely. However, they interrelate substantially and constitute much of the broad field of human ecology. Since preparation in depth in such a multiplicity of fields is manifestly impossible, we expect the student to concentrate in one or a few areas and gain an understanding of the interrelations within the array. Where the requisite skills are not included in our own faculty, students will be encouraged to draw upon the resources of other institutions of higher learning in Houston and elsewhere. To a large extent the program will be arranged by each student in consultation with the faculty advisor, and cannot be defined as a list of courses. A student ordinarily elects one of these fields as an area of concentration and selects one of the others as a minor area of study. The majority of M.S. students take at least two years to complete all degree requirements.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999