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Public Health

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
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25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

The mission of the Public Health program at Virginia Commonwealth University is to provide exceptional public health training; conduct cutting-edge, translational research; promote health equity and community wellness; and foster life-long inquiry and discovery that improve human health.

Overview

Program goal

The overall goal of the Public Health program at Virginia Commonwealth University is to educate students to become well-grounded in the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes of public health and demonstrate their ability to apply these essentials through course work, internships and the M.P.H. capstone project. This program is designed to provide students with the skills required to advance to a broad spectrum of positions as public health practitioners who can perform the following:

  • Administer public health programs
  • Collect, analyze and evaluate public health data
  • Plan, implement and evaluate public health interventions
  • Apply results of evaluations and data analyses to policy development as necessary
  • Promote public health through educational campaigns

The structure of the program provides a framework for the progressive development of a mastery of the current state of the subject matter of public health and an ability to synthesize and apply this information to the identification of key areas of practice and research in public health. Students will develop educational competencies outlined by the M.P.H. program. These competencies cover the foundational knowledge necessary for a public health practitioner to both communicate the core of public health knowledge and express the design, results and interpretation of various public health interventions, evaluations, and data collection and analysis efforts to a variety of potential audiences.

Student learning outcomes

Student learning outcomes are monitored by the program faculty and center primarily around competencies for all students. Overall learning outcomes are as follows.

  • Integrated knowledge of public health: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the current elements of public health, at a level assessed by program faculty as competent or higher, according to the program rubric. 
  • Demonstration of focused knowledge and skills: Students will demonstrate more detailed knowledge and applied skills in the individual area of scholarship, including familiarity with the research literature and the ability to evaluate and critique publications, at a level assessed by program faculty as competent or higher, according to the program rubric. 
  • Development of competencies: Through program course work and applied experiences, students will develop competence in the discipline of public health as demonstrated through annual self-assessment of performance on the M.P.H. program competencies and faculty assessment of (1) student competence in semi-annual student reviews and (2) student performance in the program’s integrated learning experience, the capstone project.
  • Training in appropriate public health skills/knowledge: Through didactic study and two separate applied experiences in professional public health settings, students will gain knowledge and skills required to perform as public health practitioners and/or researchers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Research Methods 
  • Applied Data Analysis Lab 
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Public Health Profession
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Social and Behavioral Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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