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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.


Our community-focused Virginia Tech Public Health Program prepares students for innovative careers by combining core public health training and cross-disciplinary practices. In partnership with a veterinary college, medical school, and an academic health department, our work embodies Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim, "That I May Serve." Signature research/practice areas include One Health and rural/Appalachian health. Students engage in research and outreach in our surrounding communities and beyond. The campus-based degrees provide the appeal of a college town nestled amongst mountain ranges and an abundance of outdoor amenities, all within a day’s drive of major East Coast cities. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree provides a springboard for success in graduate programs, government, private sector, and health professions. The Master of Public Health degree, with concentrations in infectious disease, and community health promotion and equity, can be completed in two years or combined with the DVM, MD, or other graduate degrees across Virginia Tech.