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Simultaneous Degrees

The Public Health Program welcomes graduate students from across Virginia Tech to add the MPH degree and become a simultaneous degree student. We are happy to work with the prospective student and their advisor to determine a plan of study that works for both degrees. 


For simultaneous degree applicants, we accept applications for the fall, spring, and summer I and II terms. All application deadlines are due by one of the following deadlines:

  • August 1  (to start taking MPH courses in the fall semester)
  • January 1 (to start taking MPH courses in the spring semester)
  • May 1 (to start taking MPH courses in the summer I session)
  • June 1 (to start taking MPH courses in the summer II session)

Required Materials

  • Submit the following materials to the program:
    • Personal statement, 1-2 pages
    • Resume or CV
    • Transcripts from any institution other than Virginia Tech from which you received or expect to receive a degree 
    • 1 academic or professional letter of recommendation, mailed or emailed to the department
    • Program and Graduate School forms, complete the two forms shown below
MPH Simultaneous Degree Information Form_6-20-19.pdf
Application for Simultaneous Degree.pdf This form must be completed and signed by your home department, then submitted to us with the application materials listed above. If you are accepted to the MPH program, we will sign the form, and it will be submitted to the Graduate School.

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