The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Virginia

The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Virginia

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The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Virginia 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.MPH Program Glenmore Sewage Treatment


Created in 2003, the program draws upon the strengths of UVa faculty within the Schools of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Law, Business,  Public Policy, and Architecture, as well as in the Center for Global Health and the larger university community.  Students choose one of two tracks:  Research in Practice or Health Policy, Law & Ethics.  The following dual degrees also are available: MD-MPH, JD-MPH, MBA-MPH and MPP-MPH. 



MPH Student Research

The MPH program recognizes the value of strong relationships with community health organizations and community-based public health professionals.  Faculty and students are involved in a wide array of collaborative and service initiatives with community partners, including local, regional, and global projects. Students also have opportunities to present their research at state public health conferences and work on policy issues with public officials. 

MPH Program Description and Additional Information


Grad School or Peace Corps?  Why not do both?

The MPH program is proud to announce that we now participate in the Peace Corps Master's International.  MPH students accepted to the MI Program serve in the Peace Corps while earning their degree. After their Peace Corps experience, students return to UVA to complete degree requirements.  Please contact us for more information and click here.



The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors acted at its October 13-15, 2011 meeting to reaccredit the MPH Program at the University of Virginia for a maximum seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2018.

UVA MPH Self Study

CEPH Letter and Final Report