The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston

The University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was established in the year 1972. It was created by the UT System Board of Regents and supported by the Texas Legislature in the world famous Texas Medical Center. The campus includes more than 40 academic buildings. The university confers a wide variety of degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Dental Branch
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical School
  • School of Health Information Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

The University of Texas Health Science Center has an active student life. They can participate in several recreational sports that are organized on campus.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin, Suite 1200
Houston , TX 77030
General Phone: (713) 500-4472

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UTHSC-Houston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine341neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, advanced general dentistry, dental public health, dental materials, endodontology, oral surgery, orthodontology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine312registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nursing science, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Science164biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, radiation biology, cell biology, developmental biology and embryology, microbiology, bacteriology, ...
Medical Administration61health care administration, occupational health, public health education, medical informatics
Medical Support and Technology49dental hygienist
Therapy and Counseling26behavioral sciences, community health services, genetic counseling
Family and Social Work5public policy analysis
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for UTHSC-Houston in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree31946
Doctor's degree11936
First-professional degree2462
First-professional certificate279
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years141
Bachelor's degree2362

UTHSC-Houston Student Body

In 2007-2008, UTHSC-Houston had a total enrollment of 3,774 students (2,277 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 13%
Graduate 60%
First Professional 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 8%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 15%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 1%
20-21 9%
22-24 29%
25-29 26%
30-34 15%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

UTHSC-Houston Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Houston, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UTHSC-Houston Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

UTHSC-Houston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
UTHSC-Houston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 495100)

UTHSC-Houston Faculty

UTHSC-Houston has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year51$149,68225$132,042
Associate professorcalendar year59$98,60451$92,235
Assistant professorcalendar year54$86,13769$81,727
Instructorcalendar year4$51,1106$70,526
No academic rankcalendar year9$109,36821$73,884
All faculty totalcalendar year177$108,992172$90,808

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UTHSC-Houston Degree Programs (2007)

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Informatics
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dental Materials (MS, PhD)
Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS/MPH, PhD/DPH)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Animal Genetics
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Human/Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Pharmacology
Molecular Toxicology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physiology, General
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
Reproductive Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Genetic Counseling/Counselor

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