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MD/MPH Degree Program

The Public Health Program offers a dual MD/MPH degree program for MD students enrolled at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM). 


For MD students at VTCSOM, we accept applications for the Fall, Spring, and Summer I terms. All application materials are due by one of the following deadlines:

  • November 1  
  • January 5
  • March 1

Required Materials

  • Online application
    • Please note: application fees are non-refundable
    • The Virginia Tech Graduate School waives the application fee for prospective students that meet certain criteria. The waiver criteria and waiver application can be found here
  • Personal statement
    • Your statement should be 800 words and address the following: 
      • 1) What interests and excites you about public health? 
      • 2) How have your life experiences related to public health? Don’t limit yourself to your resume. 
      • 3) Why did you choose the specific Virginia Tech MPH concentration(s)? 
      • 4) Why do you believe resiliency is an important attribute to have while participating in an educational program and for life after graduation? Provide examples of how you have exhibited resilience and what you learned.
  • 1 academic or professional letter of recommendation, to be completed in the online application, or mailed or emailed to the department.
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcripts, unofficial

When possible, application materials should be submitted electronically. If you need to submit paper materials, please send them to:

Population Health Sciences (0442)
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061