Program Details

The Master of Public Health is a professional degree offered by Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University.
Location:
Norfolk, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Public Health

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a professional degree offered by Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in collaboration with Old Dominion University (ODU). The Program provides graduates with an understanding of the public health sciences and with knowledge and skills that can be utilized in healthcare management, population-based research and the community practice of public health. The Program focuses upon four specialized tracks of Health Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Health Promotion. Students complete both didactic and experience-based courses. A Community Practicum exposes students to community organizations supporting public health. The MPH degree will be granted jointly by the two sponsoring institutions. Classes are taught in three Terms each year. Students are expected to take six to eight credits hours per Term. With this schedule, the required 42 credit hours can be completed in two years. The Program will benefit health professionals who are or will be working in private, government or community organizations with the following responsibilities: assessing health status or needs in populations, designing and implementing programs, managing administrative functions, conducting program evaluation and outcomes research, developing coalitions to meet community needs, marketing health services, analyzing the epidemiology of specific diseases and measuring or assuring the quality of healthcare and public health services and products.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited until 2019.
Financial Aid:
Yes
Requirements:
--Bachelor’s degree. --Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued; --Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better. --Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should have been taken within the last 5 years with a combined score of 800 or greater on the verbal and quantitative sections and at least a 3.5 on the analytic section. --The GMAT or MCAT may be substituted for the GRE. Persons licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. or Canada may request a waiver of the GRE requirement. --Additional consideration will be given for appropriate work experience in a health-related field
International Requirements:
--A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or a demonstration of an equivalent degree. Students should have grades converted to the U.S. grading system by a recognized organization should a non-U.S. grading system have been utilized at the institutions attended; --Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should have been taken within the last 5 years with a combined score of 800 or greater on the verbal and quantitative sections and at least a 3.5 on the analytic section. Preference will be given to candidates with combined verbal and quantitative scores of 1000 or greater; --TOEFL score of 108 or greater for internet based tests and 610 or greater for paper based test, for applicants whose native language is not English; --International students must abide by all U.S. Immigration laws throughout their enrollment at EVMS.

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