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2022-2023 Catalog

Dual Degree Programs


Overview

To meet student demand for specialized educational options, HSC offers a number of dual-degree and graduate certificate programs. These University-level programs represent partnerships between two HSC colleges, schools, or departments. Students work towards two university degrees at the same time by following an integrated curriculum sequence. These curricula provide students with the opportunity to complete two degrees in less time than it would have taken to complete them separately.

Dual degrees are particularly valuable to students who want one degree that is focused on professional preparation and the other focused on a passion, particular setting, or a special population/issue they want to address in their career. The advantages of dual degrees may include:

  • Development of a broad skill set with enhanced professional flexibility
  • Accelerated career advancement
  • Lower expense than earning two separate degrees
  • Expanded networking opportunities compared to those provided by completion of one degree

Benefits of Each Program, Career Paths, and Integrated Curriculum Sequences

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) offers several dual degree opportunities bridging the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees with the Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS) and PhD degrees offered within the School of Public Health (SPH) and School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS). 

Programs

Faculty Advisors

If you have academic and/or career path questions about a dual degree program, please contact:

DO/PhD and DO/MS

Rance Berg, PhD

rance.berg@unthsc.edu

School of Biomedical Sciences

 

Mike Kennedy, Ed.D.

mike.kennedy@unthsc.edu

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine          

DO/MHA

Tessa Bryan Ed.D., MBA

Tessa.Bryan@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Mike Kennedy, Ed.D.

mike.kennedy@unthsc.edu

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

DO/MPH

Matt Nolan Adrignola, Ed.D., MBA

matthew.adrignola@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Mike Kennedy, Ed.D.

mike.kennedy@unthsc.edu

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

PharmD/PhD and PharmD/MS

Xiaowei Dong, PhD

xiaowei.dong@unthsc.edu

College of Pharmacy

 

Rance Berg, PhD

rance.berg@unthsc.edu

School of Biomedical Sciences

PharmD/MPH 

Matt Nolan Adrignola, Ed.D., MBA

matthew.adrignola@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Rafia Rasu, MBA, PhD

rafia.rasu@unthsc.edu

College of Pharmacy

MPAS/MHA

Tessa Bryan Ed.D., MBA

Tessa.Bryan@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Lauren Dobbs PA-C, MMS

Lauren.dobbs@unthsc.edu

School of Healh Professions

MPAS/MPH

Matt Nolan Adrignola, Ed.D., MBA

matthew.adrignola@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Lauren Dobbs PA-C, MMS

Lauren.dobbs@unthsc.edu

School of Healh Professions

MPAS/PhD 

Lauren Dobbs PA-C, MMS

Lauren.dobbs@unthsc.edu

School of Healh Professions

MPH/MS in Applied Anthropology

Charlotte Noble, PhD, MPH

Charlotte.Noble@unthsc.edu

School of Public Health

 

Doug Henry, PhD

doug.henry@unt.edu

Department of Anthropology

UNT-Denton