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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.


  • 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
  • Flexible program design allowing students to explore different academic interests
    • Bachelor of Science in Public Health 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
  • 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
  • Simultaneous MPH degree option for graduate students at Virginia Tech
Kathy Hosig teaching the Health Behavior and Health Education course in Spring 2021