Education Programs in Public Health Sciences

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The Department of Public Health Sciences is the administrative and academic home of two degree programs granted through the University’s School of Medicine: the Master in Public Health and the Master of Science in Clinical Research.


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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 in Room 3181 in the Multi-Story Building, West Complex, Charlottesville, VA.

Master of Science in Clinical Research

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

Well-Being Statement

Group photo outside of UVA MPH students and their professor.

UVA MPH Students work on their ILEs with Associate Professor Aaron Pannone. (Photo by Abby Sacks.)

The UVA Public Health Sciences Program proudly serves as a safe space for our students and aims to promote your well-being.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or isolated, many of us are ready to help.  You can make an appointment with your faculty advisor to talk in private.  The Assistant Director of Student Affairs, (located in Room 3007 PHS Biomedical Informatics Wing, 3rd floor West Complex) is also available to talk during walk-in hours or by appointment.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at