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College Highlights

Drawing from its vast network of scientists, educators and clinical partners, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center delivers real-world solutions through evidence-based discoveries and highly qualified graduates who are equipped to address the health needs of an ever-changing population. The Texas A&M Health Science Center is uniquely positioned to leverage the strengths of renowned faculty, researchers and students to make lasting and revolutionary contributions.

Faculty & Student Profiles (Fall 2015)

College or Unit Faculty
College of Medicine 2,792*
College of Nursing 46
Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy 43
Institute of Biosciences & Technology 26
School of Public Health 57
Texas A&M College of Dentistry 250
Total Faculty 3,214
College or Unit Students
College of Medicine 802
College of Nursing 275
Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy 408
Graduate Studies 119
School of Public Health 408
Texas A&M College of Dentistry 590
Total Students 2,602

*This include both primary faculty (167) and clinical faculty (2,625) for the College of Medicine.

College of Medicine

  • Established: 1977
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 921 (802 MD + 119 PhD or MS)
  • Number of primary faculty: 167
  • Number of clinical faculty: 2,625

The physicians of tomorrow must be more than excellent clinicians — they must be savvy business leaders, researchers, scientists, teachers and academics, who are fully equipped to respond to the changing health care environment. Texas A&M College of Medicine students receive a one-of-a-kind experience in their clinical training with an innovative and customizable multi-campus educational model. Additionally, the college is shaping the future of health care delivery by empowering innovation and advancing cutting-edge translational research. By delivering a comprehensive medical training experience, the College of Medicine is graduating future doctors and physician scientists with an unparalleled commitment to the people of Texas, the medical profession, the health care industry and society at large.

Degrees Offered:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science in Medical Science (PhD or MS)
  • MD/PhD
  • MD Plus Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MD Plus Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • MD Plus Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals (MS)

College of Nursing

  • Established: 2008
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 275
  • Number of faculty: 46

As a result of today’s critical shortage of nurses in direct patient care roles, the College of Nursing is addressing a nationwide issue by training highly prepared nurses to enter the workforce and respond to communities in need. Continually guided by an ever-evolving health care landscape, the graduates go beyond a legacy of caring as advocates, health educators, scientists, and health policy innovators to improve access to care, embrace progress and innovation, and transform health through social responsibility. A burgeoning curriculum and innovative educational approach positions the college to drive efforts that combat high-impact diseases, identify and address disparities, and target areas of need through specialized training as hands-on clinical training converges with social responsibility.

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

  • Established: 2006
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 408
  • Number of faculty: 43

The first professional program located in South Texas, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy provides personalized education where graduates leave the program with an unparalleled competence as practicing pharmacists, fully prepared to meet the needs of communities across the state and nation. The role of pharmacists has expanded beyond the pharmacy counter to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. Students and faculty at the Rangel College of Pharmacy are committed to improving health care delivery through their roles as pharmacists, in addition to working as an extension of primary care providers. Texas A&M Health Science Center pharmacists serve as part of a patient’s health care team, helping to provide more direct, patient-focused care and ultimately, better patient outcomes.

Degree Offered:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

School of Public Health

  • Established: 1996
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 408
  • Number of faculty: 57

Future professionals at the School of Public Health build upon and expand the reach of health care providers by going beyond the clinic walls and into the community with population health initiatives aimed at preventing disease and improving health across Texas and beyond. With the understanding that each community is unique and possesses its own particular health needs, public health researchers, health educators and students work to identify those needs and pursue research that can be translated into community-centric programs to improve overall health. From identifying and prioritizing public health issues, to discovering and fostering community health initiatives that reduce health care spending, Texas A&M public health professionals are combating some of the greatest global health challenges of the 21st Century, and playing an integral role in the evolution of the health care system both now and in the future.

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Public Health (BSPH)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA)—Fall 2015
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Service Research (PhD)

Texas A&M College of Dentistry

  • Established: 1905
  • Fall 2015 enrollment: 590
  • Number of faculty: 250

For more than a century, the Texas A&M College of Dentistry has been educating dentists with a commitment to community service and an emphasis on training through hands-on, real-world experience, cultivating a national reputation for the strong clinical preparation graduates receive. The College of Dentistry offers an incomparable educational experience to its students by providing extensive clinical training throughout the college’s various degree and certificate programs, ensuring graduates are amply prepared to serve as leaders in the practice of dentistry and oral health services. Imbued with a commitment to community service, a deep appreciation for patient-centered care and a unique clinical education model, College of Dentistry faculty and students have provided dental care for nearly 200,000 children and adults across the North Texas region, addressing the barriers to care in underserved populations. Texas A&M dental professionals are turning hands-on learning experiences into lasting and revolutionary contributions of tomorrow.

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BS)
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology (MS)
  • Advanced Dental Education Programs (Certificate of Completion)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • DDS/PhD
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