Master of Public Health (MPH) Overview

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; translational and community-based research; and community engagement strategies.

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.


Program Structure

Additional Information

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health: The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors accredited the MPH Program at the University of Virginia in 2011 for a maximum seven-year term. The next regularly scheduled self-study is underway, and constituents can make comments to Alisha O’Connell ( before October 30, 2018. Our next site visit is scheduled for November 29-30, 2018, and we are excited to demonstrate alignment with the brand new CEPH criteria for MPH education.

UVA MPH Self Study

CEPH Letter and Final Report

The MPH program performing service at a local schoolyard garden.

An overhead shot of the schoolyard garden.