Education Programs in Public Health Sciences

Education Programs in Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences is the administrative and academic home of two degree programs granted through the University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS): the Master in Clinical Research and the Master in Public Health.


move2health_exhibitKathryn Whitestone, Thomas Jefferson Health District Health Educator and MPH student (left)and Amanda Nguyen, Thomas Jefferson Health District Marketing Specialist and 2015 MPH graduate (right) are pictured above promoting Move2Health, a community-wide initiative created in response to the increasing rate of obesity in the Thomas Jefferson Health District to encourage community members to engage in physical activity and healthy eating. The presentation took place during the UVA Film Festival's Nove. 2014 screening of Fed Up, a nationally renowned documentary about the food industry and obesity in America.


Master of Science in Clinical Research

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) provides a broad range of training opportunities for students interested in the areas of clinical investigation, clinical information management, and health services research.

Master of Public Health

The nationally accredited Master of Public Health Program (MPH) offers an individualized and interdisciplinary experience that focuses on the competencies professionals need to improve the health of communities and individuals.  The curriculum provides graduate professional training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; health policy, law and ethics; and translational and community-based research and community engagement strategies.

The Department of Public Health Sciences, Academic Programs Office provides students with a wide array of resources.  Whether you are a prospective student with admissions questions or a current student obtaining career counseling, you are encouraged to contact us.  Our goal is to offer support as you embark on the application process and to continue to be a resource during your student experience here.

Please feel free to e-mail us at any time with questions:  You can find us at 3181 Multi-Story Building, West Complex, Charlottesville, VA.

Tracey L. Brookman
Academic Programs Administrator


Other Educational Programs

In addition to the two degree programs, the Department of Public Health Sciences also provides or collaborates on public health and health policy education throughout the University.

Undergraduate Medical Education (Medical Students)

Graduate Medical Education (Residents and Fellows)

Advanced Studies in Bioethics (Graduate and Undergraduate Students; Residents and Fellows)

Global Public Health Major in the Global Development Studies Program (Undergraduate Students)

Human Biology Major (Undergraduate Students)

4 + 1 Undergraduate - MPH Program (Undergraduate Students)