Master of Public Health, MPH

Master of Public Health, MPH

A joint program from Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University

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Become a change-agent by earning a Master of Public Health degree and tackle the world’s most pressing public health issues. Take courses online or in the evenings.

Considering a career in allied health or biomedical research? Come learn about our programs on October 28, and see which one is right for you.

EVMS and ODU joint program logo for Masters of Public Health

Power Partnership

The EVMS/ODU MPH Program is built on the partnership of two great institutions — Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University. Enjoy small class sizes, highly accessible and experienced faculty and outstanding resources and services. Get the best of both worlds by pursuing your MPH with EVMS and ODU.

Put Passion Into Practice

Join a welcoming group of faculty and students intent on protecting the health of our communities. This is your chance to blend science and altruism to safeguard the public’s health.

Why choose our joint program?

MPH Specializations

Epidemiology Track

The Epidemiology track provides the knowledge to research, treat and find solutions to prevent the spread of human disease.

Epidemiology Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum prepares students with a cross-section of coursework in research, epidemiologic methods as well as infectious and chronic diseases.

Due to the emergence of new diseases, demand is increasing for epidemiologists in several areas including public health agencies and healthcare delivery systems.

Acute shortages exist nationally and internationally for health professionals, researchers, and engineers trained in public health techniques, outcomes research and population survey methods.

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Health Management & Policy Track

The Health Management and Policy track addresses the rapid changes occurring in both the private and public sectors of healthcare.

Health Management & Policy Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum provides students an opportunity to learn how to support and manage complex healthcare institutions, organizations and delivery systems.

Opportunities exist in mid- to executive-level management positions in areas such as hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, home-health agencies, insurance companies, government agencies, and consulting firms.

In particular, there is a demand for professionals with skills in cost containment, marketing, finance and economics, administration of long-term care agencies, quality control, technology and data assessment, and service delivery in developing countries.

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Global Environmental Health Track

The Global Environmental Health track focuses on understanding and addressing important environmental health challenges in the U.S. and around the globe.

Global Environmental Health Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum has several new courses that familiarize students with a broad range of 21st century issues at the local, national and international levels.

These include children’s environmental health, food safety and foodborne illness, air and water quality, disaster preparedness and response, hazardous materials and environmental contaminants, environmental health policy, environmental hazards and vulnerable populations, risk assessment, risk management, sea-level rise and climate change and risk communication.

Whether a new graduate, a current public health professional, or career switcher, MPH graduates in Global Environmental Health can choose a variety of career paths in government, the uniformed services, non-profit organizations, the private sector and international organizations.

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Epidemiology Track

The Epidemiology track provides the knowledge to research, treat and find solutions to prevent the spread of human disease.

Health Management & Policy Track

The Health Management and Policy track addresses the rapid changes occurring in both the private and public sectors of healthcare.

Epidemiology Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum prepares students with a cross-section of coursework in research, epidemiologic methods as well as infectious and chronic diseases.

Due to the emergence of new diseases, demand is increasing for epidemiologists in several areas including public health agencies and healthcare delivery systems.

Acute shortages exist nationally and internationally for health professionals, researchers, and engineers trained in public health techniques, outcomes research and population survey methods.

Learn more

Global Environmental Health Track

The Global Environmental Health track focuses on understanding and addressing important environmental health challenges in the U.S. and around the globe.

Epidemiology Track

The Epidemiology track provides the knowledge to research, treat and find solutions to prevent the spread of human disease.

Health Management & Policy Track

The Health Management and Policy track addresses the rapid changes occurring in both the private and public sectors of healthcare.

Global Environmental Health Track

The Global Environmental Health track focuses on understanding and addressing important environmental health challenges in the U.S. and around the globe.

Epidemiology Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum prepares students with a cross-section of coursework in research, epidemiologic methods as well as infectious and chronic diseases.

Due to the emergence of new diseases, demand is increasing for epidemiologists in several areas including public health agencies and healthcare delivery systems.

Acute shortages exist nationally and internationally for health professionals, researchers, and engineers trained in public health techniques, outcomes research and population survey methods.

Learn more

Health Management & Policy Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum provides students an opportunity to learn how to support and manage complex healthcare institutions, organizations and delivery systems.

Opportunities exist in mid- to executive-level management positions in areas such as hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, home-health agencies, insurance companies, government agencies, and consulting firms.

In particular, there is a demand for professionals with skills in cost containment, marketing, finance and economics, administration of long-term care agencies, quality control, technology and data assessment, and service delivery in developing countries.

Learn more

Global Environmental Health Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum has several new courses that familiarize students with a broad range of 21st century issues at the local, national and international levels.

These include children’s environmental health, food safety and foodborne illness, air and water quality, disaster preparedness and response, hazardous materials and environmental contaminants, environmental health policy, environmental hazards and vulnerable populations, risk assessment, risk management, sea-level rise and climate change and risk communication.

Whether a new graduate, a current public health professional, or career switcher, MPH graduates in Global Environmental Health can choose a variety of career paths in government, the uniformed services, non-profit organizations, the private sector and international organizations.

Learn more

Health Promotion & Education Track

The Health Promotion and Education track is instrumental in influencing positive change in attitudes and behavior that support wellness and the maintenance of health.

Health Promotion and Education Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum educates students about lifestyle solutions that could potentially improve health, prevent chronic diseases and reduce healthcare costs. Health Promotion and Education is:

  • Essential to all disciplines in public health and community health.
  • Necessary for communication and application of behavioral health science research and health education theory to Public Health interventions and programs.
  • Fundamental to developing and implementing programs for improving health indicators in a community.

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Dual MD/MPH Degrees

EVMS offers a five-year dual MD/MPH degree option for students who have been admitted to the EVMS MD program.

Dual MD/MPH Degrees

This dual-degree program leads to both the Doctor of Medicine and the Master of Public Health degree in any of the four specialized MPH Program tracks.

A Doctor of Medicine degree provides skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat individual patients and a Master of Public Health degree supplements that medical education by providing physicians with skills in population-based research, design and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and management of the healthcare delivery system.

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Graduate Certificates (15 credit-hour)

The MPH program offers three Graduate Certificate options. Choose from Core Public Health, Epidemiology and Healthcare Management.

Graduate Certificates (15 credit-hour)

Graduate Core Public Health Certificate

The Graduate Core Public Health Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to give students a strong foundation in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health-services administration, and social and behavioral sciences. The fundamental knowledge and skills learned in these core courses will teach students to analyze and respond to emerging public health issues at the institutional, community and societal levels.

Learn more

Graduate Epidemiology Certificate

The Graduate Epidemiology Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the concepts of epidemiology used in public-health practice. The Certificate is intended to provide the concepts, methods, and tools needed for the assessment of health situations and trends of population groups.

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Graduate Healthcare Management Certificate

The Graduate Healthcare Management Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to equip graduates with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the healthcare environment. Students learn to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of healthcare delivery and management.

Learn more

Health Promotion & Education Track

The Health Promotion and Education track is instrumental in influencing positive change in attitudes and behavior that support wellness and the maintenance of health.

Dual MD/MPH Degrees

EVMS offers a five-year dual MD/MPH degree option for students who have been admitted to the EVMS MD program.

Health Promotion and Education Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum educates students about lifestyle solutions that could potentially improve health, prevent chronic diseases and reduce healthcare costs. Health Promotion and Education is:

  • Essential to all disciplines in public health and community health.
  • Necessary for communication and application of behavioral health science research and health education theory to Public Health interventions and programs.
  • Fundamental to developing and implementing programs for improving health indicators in a community.

Learn more

Graduate Certificates (15 credit-hour)

The MPH program offers three Graduate Certificate options. Choose from Core Public Health, Epidemiology and Healthcare Management.

Health Promotion & Education Track

The Health Promotion and Education track is instrumental in influencing positive change in attitudes and behavior that support wellness and the maintenance of health.

Dual MD/MPH Degrees

EVMS offers a five-year dual MD/MPH degree option for students who have been admitted to the EVMS MD program.

Graduate Certificates (15 credit-hour)

The MPH program offers three Graduate Certificate options. Choose from Core Public Health, Epidemiology and Healthcare Management.

Health Promotion and Education Track

The 43 credit-hour curriculum educates students about lifestyle solutions that could potentially improve health, prevent chronic diseases and reduce healthcare costs. Health Promotion and Education is:

  • Essential to all disciplines in public health and community health.
  • Necessary for communication and application of behavioral health science research and health education theory to Public Health interventions and programs.
  • Fundamental to developing and implementing programs for improving health indicators in a community.

Learn more

Dual MD/MPH Degrees

This dual-degree program leads to both the Doctor of Medicine and the Master of Public Health degree in any of the four specialized MPH Program tracks.

A Doctor of Medicine degree provides skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat individual patients and a Master of Public Health degree supplements that medical education by providing physicians with skills in population-based research, design and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and management of the healthcare delivery system.

Learn more

Graduate Certificates (15 credit-hour)

Graduate Core Public Health Certificate

The Graduate Core Public Health Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to give students a strong foundation in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health-services administration, and social and behavioral sciences. The fundamental knowledge and skills learned in these core courses will teach students to analyze and respond to emerging public health issues at the institutional, community and societal levels.

Learn more

Graduate Epidemiology Certificate

The Graduate Epidemiology Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the concepts of epidemiology used in public-health practice. The Certificate is intended to provide the concepts, methods, and tools needed for the assessment of health situations and trends of population groups.

Learn more

Graduate Healthcare Management Certificate

The Graduate Healthcare Management Certificate is a 15 credit-hour program designed to equip graduates with leadership and strategic management tools specifically for the healthcare environment. Students learn to envision a broadened career perspective on the changing scope of healthcare delivery and management.

Learn more

The EVMS-ODU MPH degree program focuses on issues affecting the community; the promotion of wellness, the prevention of disease, the protection of the environment and the most efficient use of resources to accomplish these goals.

In chatting with some of my colleagues who have MPHs from other programs — including one who is a MD-MPH from Yale — I’ve learned that my degree packed a lot more into the program than theirs did.
Stephanie Byrne Stephanie (Hinton) Byrne MPH Student Class of 2012
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