Fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the VCU MPH program is closely linked with local, state and national public health agencies, organizations and professionals to enhance the student's appreciation and understanding of the application of public health principles to practice. The MPH program provides students with the skills for employment in a broad range of positions in local, state and national public health agencies as well as private and academic research, depending on the area of study concentration. Students begin practical experience in professional public health settings beginning with the first semester, building on this experience to develop the degree’s capstone project in the final semesters.
Two tracks in the Master of Public Health Program are offered through the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health: Public Health Practice and Epidemiology. A track in Social and Behavioral Sciences is available through the Department of Social and Behavioral Health.