The mission of the EVMS MPH Program is to educate and train public health professionals through excellence in competency-based education, scholarship, and service learning focused primarily on Hampton Roads and the surrounding regions.  These activities will also support the Hampton Roads public health workforce development.


The Program fully supports Eastern Virginia Medical School’s institutional vision to become the nation’s most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions. The MPH Program vision is to:

Lead in public health research; reach out and cooperate with healthcare providers and centers of learning in Hampton Roads; create top-notch professionals who want to remain and practice in the area; and assure that the faculty and students reflect the cultural diversity of the Hampton Roads community and participate in serving its people.


  • We believe that students are our first priority and learning is a lifelong commitment.
  • We believe public health professionals can effectively lead efforts to improve the overall health of communities.
  • We believe partnerships between the academic community and public health practitioners can enhance the education of students and the practice of public health.
  • We believe public health scholarship should be based upon sound scientific principles and meet prevailing needs of a community.
  • We believe in being honest, fair, and ethical in all that we do.
  • We recognize and respect the diversity of individuals.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Education: To provide a high quality, competency-based curriculum focusing on the application of skills to address public health needs.
  2. Scholarship: To provide faculty and students the opportunity to engage in scholarship focused on important public health needs.
  3. Service: To provide faculty and students community service activities that advance learning and benefit the community.