Master of Public Health (MPH)
Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM), offers a collaborative, Public Health Program in the Department of Population Health Sciences. It is designed to provide students the requisite advanced skills and expertise necessary to join the public health workforce with a Master of Public Health degree.
The integration and expansion of public health offerings at Virginia Tech and VTCSOM will contribute to the improvement of health in communities of Southwest Virginia, the Commonwealth, the Appalachian Region, the United States, and beyond.
Housed in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the Master of Public Health degree provides professional preparation in the core competencies, functions, and responsibilities of public health, with the goal of placing graduates into public health positions following completion of the program.
The program offers flexible plans of study to address the needs of students pursuing complementary degrees and those who are already in the workforce as practicing professionals.
Program faculty and students conduct public health research in partnership with health agencies throughout the region. Research efforts are directed at personal, social and ecological determinants of health, reducing social inequalities in health, and building healthy communities.
Goals of the program are the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with communities, local health departments, community based organizations, community college partners, government, and other institutions.
Virginia Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL Scores required in addition to standard eligibility requirements.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 42
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999