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Public Health (MPH)

Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

12 months
14980 USD/year
14980 USD/year
5710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates trained in public health practice, such as health education and health care administration, find employment opportunities in health care settings, non-profit organizations, public health departments and other government agencies. The Public Health (MPH) program is offered by Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.


The mission of the Public Health (MPH) program is to protect, improve, and promote population health in Southwest and Southside Virginia, the Commonwealth, Central Appalachia, the Nation and the world by training future Public Health leaders through learning, discovery, and engagement in public health.

Program at a glance:

  • Uniquely located in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Administered by the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Tech Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Delivered in partnership with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health
  • First accredited MPH program in a veterinary college
  • MPH program offers part-time options for mid-career professionals
  • Graduate simultaneous degrees with other Virginia Tech departments & programs
  • BSPH program flexible for Virginia Tech undergraduate students to double-major


On June 8, 2013, the program was granted five-year full accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Public Health Leadership and Interprofessionalism
  • Health Behavior and Health Education 
  • Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods in Public Health
  • Environmental Health 
  • Public Health Policy and Administration
  • Preparation for Public Health Practice 
  • Public Health Practice Experience
  • Integrated Learning Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

  • 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
  • 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
  • additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)
  • International Education Systems and Curriculums
  • English Language Requirements: International students whose native language is not English must document proficiency in the English language by submitting either an IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.
  • SAT Optional: Virginia Tech does not require the SAT for international applicants. 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14980 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14980 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5710 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 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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