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COVID-19 response

Public Health Program faculty/staff, students, alumni, and partners are helping communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MPH student, Teace, volunteering with the COVID Crushers student ambassador group

Our mission

Protect, improve, and promote population health in Southwest and Southside Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Central Appalachia, the nation, and the world by training future public health leaders through learning, discovery, and engagement in public health.

Public Health Program at a glance

  • First CEPH-accredited public health program in a veterinary college (Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Delivered in partnership with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Signature research and practice areas include One Health and rural/Appalachian health
  • Flexible program design allowing students to explore different academic interests
    • Undergraduate (BSPH) program includes 33 additional major/minor/free electives
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) students have access to more than 70 Virginia Tech Graduate Certificates
  • Accelerated undergraduate/MPH program for exceptional Virginia Tech students from any major
  • Small student-to-faculty ratio
    • All MPH students are advised by a public health faculty member who provides career and academic mentoring
  • A fully online Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • Dual degree programs include DVM/MPH and MD/MPH