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The program provides graduates with an advanced understanding of the public health sciences and skills that can be utilized in multiple career fields. The Program prepares individuals for careers in the field of public health, incorporating knowledge and skills that can be utilized in healthcare management, population-based research, and the community practice of public health. Students complete both didactic and experience-based courses, culminating in a community organization-based Practicum that provides students the ability to combine their classroom-based learning with "hands-on" public health projects. MPH is an applicable graduate degree for students from any discipline.
Contribute to the SCEH vision to be a center of excellence in the advancement and the application of knowledge in public health. Student centered Learning and Active Student involvement in public health in the region
Dynamic involvement with community engagement projects
Mentoring from leaders in the public health field
Opportunities to explore and research current public health issues
Program fees and tuitions rates are favorably competitive with other MPH programs
Fosters Diversity and inclusiveness and be part of the community
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Available On-Campus and Online
The Master of Public Health program is accredited through December 31, 2025 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The program received its initial CEPH accreditation in June 2000 and was last re-accredited in June 2020 in a report demonstrating full compliance across all CEPH criteria. Full Report
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This introductory readings course provides students with an overview of the public health sector from a local, national, and global perspective. The history of public health and recent events leading to a complete transformation of service delivery are two of the topics presented.
This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative risk analysis and examines the fundamental aspects of risk, focusing on environmental, occupational, and public health risks. Hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response evaluation, risk characterization, and risk communication are emphasized.
This course will introduce the student to the political, social, cultural and ethical issues involved in disease prevention and health promotion globally. Specific emphasis will be on incidence/prevalence, morbidity/mortality, and identified health problems in specific regions and countries. This course will also identify international health prerogatives aimed at improving health status through education and intervention.
Students entering the Master of Public Health program in Public Health should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
International Students: TOEFL (min. 79 on IBT or 550 paper) /IELTS (min. overall band 7.0) required. WES course by course evaluation, if available but not required.
Tests | The MPH does not require the GRE, GMAT or MCAT
Recommendations | 2 recommendations need to be academic and/or professional
Essay | 500 word personal statement detailing reasons for interest in the MPH Program
Transcripts | From all prior institutions
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Student assistantships are available on a Competitive basis
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