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Public Health (MPH), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The mission of the 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 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

Accreditation

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    150

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    150

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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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

  • International

    25217 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25217 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25217 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25217 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10953 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10953 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Blacksburg

  • 1166 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

FAFSA

In order to receive financial aid through Virginia Tech, each student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available for completion on January 1 prior to the upcoming aid year, and must be submitted by Virginia Tech's priority deadline.

Financial aid for veterinary students

Review important financial aid information for veterinary medicine students provided by the Virginia Tech Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, including FAFSA filing, Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) allotments, Cost of Attendance (COA) budgets, award packages, and contact information.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available through the college's Office of Academic Affairs. Made possible by gifts from alumni and friends of the college, these scholarships are awarded based on a variety of eligibility requirements such as merit, financial need, geographic area of residency, and area of clinical interest. Award recipients are selected by the college's Scholarships and Awards Committee after review of scholarship applications from professional students.

Other financing options

For information on loan forgiveness, repayment, and scholarship options, review the Association of American Veterinary Medical College's Options for Funding Your Veterinary Medical Education.

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