Master of Public Health (MPH) Overview

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Prospective students:  March 1, 2022 is the deadline to apply for the UVA MPH program.  Visit to begin application.  No GRE’s required for 2022 applications!


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 has two concentrations: Research in Practice; Health Policy, Law and Ethics.

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.

Students can complete the 42-credit hour curriculum through an intense 1-year program, or through a 3- or 4-semester program, depending on their goals and backgrounds. For more information, please contact the MPH admissions office at

Please note: For some required classes, students are required to use software on a computer in a Windows environment with a quad-core Intel processor, 256 GB storage, and 8 GB RAM or better. In cases of financial hardship, students can contact Student Financial Services to discuss options for funding additional costs related to technology. Please visit the Student Financial Services site for more information.


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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 2019 for a maximum seven-year term. If you are interested in accessing the report or the final self-study document, please contact Tracey Brookman at


The MPH program performing service at a local schoolyard garden.

The MPH program performing service at a local schoolyard garden.