Our Master of Public Health (MPH) is a 42-credit professional degree that is offered as a standalone degree as well as an accelerated undergraduate to MPH degree, and as an additional degree for dual (MD and DVM) and simultaneous degree (PhD, MS, MA) students. MPH students pursue one or both of our concentrations: public health education and infectious disease.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a 16 credit online and/or in person program that includes the core courses in our Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is helpful to non-degree seeking students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and want to demonstrate content competence in public health. The certificate is also helpful to current graduate students at Virginia Tech from another discipline that want to gain essential public health knowledge to complement their other disciplinary area.