Mission and Vision
The IHS Ph.D. Program is committed to providing its graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful health science researchers addressing problems and conditions of human health and wellness. Graduates will be able to:
Approach health care issues from multiple perspectives and develop solutions through the integration of knowledge from multiple professions.
Conduct research across health professions to further knowledge about health issues, particularly issues critical in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Perform the academic responsibilities of teaching, research, and service with the highest level of professionalism, sensitivity to cultural diversity, and ethical behavior.
The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program will provide the highest quality doctoral educational experience that will enable its graduates to become national and global leaders in interdisciplinary research in academic, research, and professional practice settings.