Degrees & Programs
Nearly 30 degree programs and professional certificates offer students the ability to find a program that fits their career goals. Use the interactive explorer to filter by program level or discipline.
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Dental Hygiene (BS)
The Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene satisfies the educational requirement for eligibility for state licensure as a dental hygienist. These preventive oral health professionals work in private dental practices and clinics, public health agencies, school systems, hospitals, nursing homes and corporate health facilities.
Oral Biology (MS)
The Master of Science in oral biology is designed primarily to provide advanced scientific training for graduates of dental programs and students enrolled in a clinical specialty program at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. This program is also well suited for dental specialists from countries other than the United States who desire to obtain or improve their background in dental research.
Oral Biology (PhD)
Students in the Doctor of Philosophy program in oral biology receive training in the fields of craniofacial development and genetics, bioengineering and regeneration, mineralized tissue biology and neuroscience and pain. Students may pursue research in cellular and molecular mechanisms, experimental studies, and clinical studies of development, growth, aging, function, disease and treatment.
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery is designed to develop broadly competent practitioners who provide the highest quality patient care while encouraging an appreciation of research and a spirit of inquiry. As one of only three dental schools in Texas, its graduates make up nearly one-third of all dentists in the state.
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
An innovative Doctor of Medicine curriculum was recently introduced to bring more flexibility and individualization to the education process, to create lifelong learners and bring better health care to all. The curriculum integrates basic science content more closely with clinical context, provides clinical exposure earlier and reinforces basic science content in clinical rotations.
Medical Science (PhD)
The Doctorate of Philosophy in Medical Science program provides cutting-edge research training with a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum with six focus tracks (biochemistry & structural biology, cardiovascular and lymphatic biology, cell and molecular biology, clinical and translational science, microbial pathogenesis & immunology and neurosciences) that allow students a highly personalized training program.
Medical Science (MS)
The Graduate Program in Medical Science provides a broad background in basic sciences with focus on applications of this background to medical problems with six focus tracks (biochemistry & structural biology, cardiovascular and lymphatic biology, cell and molecular biology, clinical and translational science, microbial pathogenesis & immunology and neurosciences).
Education for Healthcare Professionals (MS)
Students in the master’s program, which is designed to develop skills to become excellent teachers in their areas of specialty, may pick a 36-hour non-thesis track that requires a project, or students can complete 34 hours with a thesis. With either option, students will learn how to conduct research to improve and develop innovative educational programs in health professions education.
This combined training program leading to both Doctor of Medicine and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees provides research training for highly motivated medical students planning careers in academic medicine. Such training produces medical scientists with a valuable, and well-balanced, ability to relate their study of clinical medicine with basic biomedical science and provide unique insights into human disease processes.
MD + Business Administration (MD+MBA)
The MD Plus Program is committed to providing students the skills needed to take leadership roles in the healthcare industries, and combining a business degree through Mays Business School with a medical degree allows graduates to excel in areas of health care entrepreneurship and manage health care teams and organizations.
MD + Public Health (MD+MPH)
The MD Plus Program is committed to providing students the skills needed to take leadership roles in the health care industries, and combining a Master of Public Health degree from the School of Public Health with a medical degree allows graduates to become key advisors in health care policy for government and private organizations.
MD + Master of Science (MD+MS)
The increasing complexities of health care delivery put a premium on professionals who understand and meet the demands required to deliver innovative, collaborative, and compassionate care. This MD Plus Program, an integrated five-year course of study, is a pathway for students who are interested in enhancing options in their medical careers by also earning a Master of Science in Medical Science (MS).
EnMed: Engineering Medicine (MD+ME)
The new Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program allows students to obtain an engineering degree along with their medical degree in an integrated five-year course of study. Graduates will be well poised to develop new therapy paradigms and pharmaceuticals and solve a variety of health care problems.
MD + Education for Healthcare Professionals (MD+EDHP)
This program combines a Doctor Medicine with a Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals. The MD+EDHP program is committed to providing students the skills needed to take leadership roles and who wish to pursue academic teaching careers by expanding their knowledge of teaching and curriculum development.
Education for Healthcare Professionals (CERT)
For students who wish to expand their knowledge of teaching and curriculum development, the certificate program prepares students to teach in a variety of settings with an interdisciplinary team. Coursework may be applied to the master's degree if the student wishes to pursue the advanced degree in the future.
The Texas A&M College of Nursing is committed to addressing the critical nursing shortage across Texas, and strives to produce the most prepared nurses. Students may earn a traditional or second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and currently registered nurses with an associate’s degree may earn their BSN online with both full-time and part-time course loads.
Nursing Education (MSN)
The Master of Science in nursing education prepares the graduate to take on the role of educator in various patient care settings and in institutions of higher education through completion of a 36-hour curriculum. The course instruction is delivered primarily online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities while advancing their education.
Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
The Master Science in nursing–Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares the graduate to practice as a primary care provider to a wide range of clients while focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and illness management. The majority of course instruction is delivered online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities, while advancing their education.
Forensic Nursing (MSN)
The Master of Science in Nursing–Forensic Nursing track prepares the graduate to care for victims and perpetrators of traumatic events or criminal acts that result in trauma or death. While caring for their patients, the forensic nurse is also responsible for observing, recognizing, collecting and documenting forensic evidence related to the traumatic event or criminal act for subsequent use in civil or criminal legal proceedings.
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree, the first health professions program established south of San Antonio, recruits and trains talented and caring future pharmacists who will provide excellent patient care and serve as catalysts for advancing the practice of pharmacy. Students begin applying what they have learned by their second year through participating in community practice and hospital pharmacy rotations.
Pharmacy + Business Administration (PharmD+MBA)
The College of Pharmacy has partnered with the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to provide students with an opportunity to earn a Master’s of Business Administration while working towards a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, preparing them for both the clinical aspects of pharmacy practice and management positions within pharmacies.
Public Health (BS)
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program is based on a philosophy of health promotion and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. It can complement or enrich a traditional biology-based pre-health degree plan for students intending professional education in medicine, nursing, allied health or other health professions.
Public Health (MPH)
The Master of Public Health degree is a multi-disciplinary professional degree program with six concentrations (epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health policy and management, health promotion and community health sciences) designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice.
Health Administration Resident Track (MHA)
The Master of Health Administration program helps students pursue administration in health service related settings and will develop health care managers who will provide leadership for their organizations and communities based on a strong commitment to public health, ethics, integrity and service as well as demonstrate the ability to implement innovative ways of meeting health care needs of a diverse society.
Health Administration Executive Track (MHA)
The Master of Health Administration Executive Track is tailored to mid-career health care professionals with at least five years of increasing responsibilities within health services or related industries who need formal management knowledge to enhance their career. This 12-course, 48-credit hour master's degree takes 24 months to complete and is taught one weekend a month in Houston.
Public Health (DrPH)
The Doctor of Public Health is an advanced degree for those whose career goals are in the area of professional practice in public health, including current and potential leaders in the public health practice. Applicants may choose among two programs: health promotion and community health sciences or epidemiology and environmental health.
Health Services Research (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in health services research is designed to prepare students to conduct high-quality research addressing important health services issues through intensive education in research methods. Students are provided opportunities for advanced training in health policy, organization theory and health economics along with applied knowledge in specific areas of health policy or management.
Health Coaching for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CERT)
Health coaches are a new and vital part of our evolving health care system. They work independently or with primary care providers and employers to help clients, patients and employees achieve health care goals. Becoming a health coach gives students an advantage in the public health field.
Global Health (CERT)
The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is an interdisciplinary certification available to all graduate students at Texas A&M University. Its purpose is to teach public health professionals about global perspectives on public health, encourage students to consider careers in a variety of settings and to promote research and innovation in addressing the myriad public health problems seen around the world.