The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Reviews

  • 26 Reviews
  • Houston (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,158
60% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 26 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 7/19/2023
  • Degree: Biology
"Completely self-funded degree program. They will entice you with low tuition, but the fees they tack on every semester are in the thousands. The faculty are largely internal hires (PhD students who just graduated) or very old faculty who don't really do any research and who don't take on student workers. The entire program post-COVID is now "in-person optional," so it's literally an online degree at this point. Most students who go here work and do their research at other institutions because UTHealth has no support for students. Additionally, the rigor of the coursework is relatively poor, and many of the courses are still using outdated/proprietary statistical software because the older faculty don't know how to use "new technology." Do not come here if you want applied experience with cutting-edge research, and if you are planning to do anything other than super basic secondary data analysis for your PhD work, seek a degree elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2021
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The biomedical informatics school is just a cash cow. No clear direction. They are just trying to pump up admissions numbers to make admin happy. I would not recommend going to here, unless you want to waste tons of money on something you could learn better on the internet."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I was enrolled in a regional campus and all the professors and staff were exceptional, well prepared and renowned. Everyone was very helpful. However when I was really needed help no one could help me because they were in regional campus and the professor who treated me differently was in the main campus. When it comes to personal reputation a few professors can make it very difficult for you. This professor gave ma an F and when I objected on grades he emailed me that if I take the course again he will change my grade and remove F from my transcript but when I took course second time he made sure that I barely get passing marks. So I had a 'F' and then I got a 'C' and a waste of my money as well. After graduating my only options were either go for a phd or do a research associate type of job. It doesn't pay you well too. I am trying to forget it as a bad experience."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"I would highly recommend my program to prospective students. The support and training I received was excellent, especially the clinical rotations offered."
Hermien Clyburn
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Becoming a nurse is a difficult journey. You have to be determined, willing to put in the hours, and have a thick skin. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston does an excellent job preparing you for this rigorous and demanding career field. You learn your skills in the heart of the Texas Medical Center so you know you're being exposed to state of the art medical advancement daily. The curriculum is challenging but the professors and willing to take the time to work with willing students. Apply yourself, put in the hours, and you will become a great nurse with this school helping you along the way"
Amanda Altum-Pouncy
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I have been afforded the unique opportunity to do a dual master's degree in The University of Texas network, and I could not be more thrilled. I am one of only a handful of students in the nation who has chosen to study Public Health and Social Work on a dual degree plan. I have known for many years that it would require an intense degree plan and curriculum to help me reach my career goals, and UT has the staff, courses, and connections to the local community to help me get there. I am ecstatic about the connections I've made with well-respected doctors and activists during my time here. I would recommend this school to everyone."
Stacy Grundy
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I, initially, chose to attend UT because of the cost, the reputation of the program, and the location. Though I was out of state, I received many grants and a GA position that made my program even more affordable. I loved my time at UT! I was trained by the top experts in my field and there were many opportunities to join their research. Living in Houston was also a huge plus. Houston was a slower paced city than say a Chicago, but there is never a dull moment. The weather is another perk."
Christina Blanchard
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The faculty is amazing. They want to help you learn and give you professional advice for the real world, not just for the school. The School of Public Health likes to include all the students, with many events every month. The only con that I see is that the Biostatistics department does not have many graduate assistant positions, only teaching assistant positions. Other than that, this is a great place to earn a degree!"
Lauren Cebulak
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"All of the faculty and staff are incredible friendly and helpful. The professors are among the best I've ever come across and the diversity amongst the students is unreal! The school is located in the Texas Medical Center, a prime spot for such a program, and even offers several regional campus options for students living in other parts of Texas. Overall, this school is an excellent choice!"
Daniel Margain
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"This school has a great atmosphere for students and faculty alike. I have really thrived in my education and look forward to my last couple years here on campus."
Leslie Miles
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pro -great instructors Con-daytime classes and no online classes"
Katrina Williams
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"I started off as a certificate student at the University of Texas Health Science Center (School of Public Health). While completing my certificate in general public health I decided to go forward and continue working towards my masters I absolutely love the program and the curriculum set behind the program. The downfall is that even though it's only one school it is composed of six different campuses around the state of Texas. With that being said a lot of the classes are through the ITV system in which classes are broadcasted from the various regional campuses. I am a very hands on type of person and I find it sometimes difficult learning from a person I can not physically talk to and see. The downfall of ITV is the city with the professor sometimes tends to get more attention then the other regional campuses. Like I said I love the school I just wish more classes where with physical teachers."
Aaron Thomas
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2013
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The graduate program at University of Texas at Houston is by far the best in the nation. The students, teachers, and staff maintain a positive spirit around campus that makes you feel right at home and greatful to be there."
Jennifer Caudill
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2013
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am very excited to get started at UTHSCSA. I have read many reviews and spoken with many students and I have learned about the exceptional reputation of the Physician Assistant program. All of the faculty and staff that I have had the privilege of corresponding with have been incredibly professional and knowledgeable."
Amanda Marshall
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"As a regional campus student, I have found that there is a significant lack of support from administration and faculty. The vast majority of classes are taught by faculty that reside in other cities and telecommute. It is rare to have a course taught by an actual San Antonio faculty member. Practicum searches are almost entirely completed on one's own, and difficult to find. Thesis projects, again, a solo endeavor."
Latricia Russell
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"UTHSCH is a very competive school located in the Texas Meddical Center. Pros of the school is that they are well known and prepare students for a future in healthcare with the latest technological advances. Cons include parking for students is not very accessible and the cost is not very efficient"
Serena Bautista
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The pros to attending this school is the location, instructors, diversity, and use of technlogy. The cons to attending this school is being charged for parking and disorganization of some classes."
Reema Patel
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"I believe that the education quality is excellent along with the career support. Students constantly receive emails from the school about internship and job opportunities. The campus is small so there is not much of a social life. Cost of living can be expensive because the university is located in the city."
Rangika Fernando
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2013
  • Degree: Public Health
"The experience here at UT School of Public Health is by far the best experience I have ever had. Not only did I receive the best education, I made lifelong friends that truly understand and share in my passion for public health. It was also an amazing way to create a network of peers and educators that live all over the world and do wonderful things in public health. It's great to be a part of something so big and wonderful."
Sam Russo
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Needs some serious organizing guided by student input. otherwise best in the west"