Master of Public Health Program


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 Glenmore Sewage Treatment Fall 2010 EnhancedCreated 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 concentrations:  Research in Practice or Health Policy, Law & Ethics.  The following dual degrees also are available: MD-MPH, JD-MPH, MBA-MPH and MPP-MPH.

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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.


Integrative Learning Experience

Dual Degrees

MPH Concentrations

MPH Core Courses

MPH Community Advisory Committee

Applied Practice (AP) Experience

MPH Career Planning

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MPH Department Information


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.  The regularly scheduled re-accreditation process is underway.

UVA MPH Self Study

CEPH Letter and Final Report