Virginia Commonwealth University embraces a full-immersion, student-centric model for graduate training in public health. The competency-based curriculum provides a strong foundation in the frameworks used to understand patterns of health and well-being and develop a strong skill set for tackling public health problems. Service learning, field placements and capstone projects allow students to apply skills learned in class to real-world public health challenges.
The MPH Applied Public Health concentration offers a strong experiential component with opportunities for working in state and local public health departments. The Epidemiology concentration is designed for students interested in careers in public health research and quantitative data analysis. The Cancer Health Equity Science concentration prepares students for diverse public health careers in cancer prevention and control and provides a strong foundation for doctoral work in public health sciences. Student training is closely linked to the innovative research conducted by the MPH mentors and initiatives of program partners in professional public health organizations