About the School

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston on the campus of the Texas Medical Center, is one of the world's largest and most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.

The Texas Legislature created MD Anderson in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971.

MD Anderson has ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey in 1990.

Mission

The School of Health Professions, in concert with the mission and visions of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is committed to the education of health care professionals, through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and degrees in health sciences.

Vision

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions faculty is committed to:

Setting the standard for world class didactic and clinical instruction necessary for program graduates to perform procedures within a specialty area, to integrate and relate clinical data, and to solve problems related to the production of clinical results

Meeting the current and future needs of health science professions by developing and implementing formal academic didactic and clinical education programs incorporating state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques

Developing, understanding and appreciating research and quality management programs; providing the skills necessary to establish quality control measures and to make appropriate decisions to maintain accuracy and precision

Instilling a professional code of conduct related to patients, health care professionals and the public that demonstrates the highest regard for human dignity and life

Identifying the value of lifelong learning of students and graduates through continued education and professional competence

Accreditation

The School of Health Professions' eight baccalaureate programs are accredited or approved by nationally recognized agencies, including the:

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
33 West Monroe St, Ste 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-541-4999
Fax: 312-541.4998
www.ascp.org

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd., Ste 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Ste 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL, 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.

Contact the SACS organization directly to:

  1. Learn about the accreditation status of the institution.
  2. File a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review.
  3. File a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS)

1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Phone: 404-679-4501
Fax: 404-679-4558
www.sacscoc.org

Inquiries about the School of Health Professions, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the SACS office.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
School of Health Professions
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 2
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: 713-745-1205
Fax: 713-792-0800

Student Academic Support Services

This page describes a variety of services available to School of Health Professions students, including academic advising, and library facilities and campus security.

Student Life

This page summarizes available student activities and resources, including student government, Office of International Affairs, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Recreation Center.