Master On Campus Online

Public Health

Old Dominion University

12 months
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
551 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is an accredited professional degree offered jointly by Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University. The program provides graduates with an understanding of the public health sciences and with knowledge and skills that can be utilized in healthcare management, population-based research and the community practice of public health.

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The Public Health Program focuses upon four specialized tracks: Health Management, Epidemiology, Global Environmental Health, and Health Promotion. Students complete both didactic and experience-based courses. A community practicum exposes students to community organizations that support public health. Classes are taught during three terms each year; with this schedule, the required 43 credit hours can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Learning outcomes

Core courses are conducted at both the EVMS and Old Dominion University campuses and may be offered as distance courses with a classroom option for local students. Eastern Virginia Medical School offers the tracks in Health Management and in Epidemiology. Old Dominion University offers the tracks in Environmental Health and in Health Promotion. Students are advised by faculty members in their selected track.

The Program will benefit health professionals who are or will be working in private, government or community organizations with the following responsibilities: assessing health status or needs in populations, designing and implementing programs, managing administrative functions, conducting program evaluation and outcomes research, developing coalitions to meet community needs, marketing health services, analyzing the epidemiology of specific diseases and measuring or assuring the quality of healthcare and public health services and products.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Environmental Health Science and Protection
  • Statistical Reasoning for the Health Professions
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Research Design and Evaluation in the Health Professions
  • Environmental Health Law and Policy
  • Principles of Toxicology
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, supervisors, and/or employers.
  • Evidence of a basic foundation of undergraduate courses in the life sciences, 
  • A satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aptitude score.
  • Work experience or voluntary participation in a health-related agency or program will be evaluated as part of the student’s admission package. 
  • A career-goals paper. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 551 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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


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