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The Department of Epidemiology offers a master’s degree in Public Health, with concentrations in Applied Public Health, Epidemiology, and Cancer Health Equity Science, and a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. The MPH has dual-degree programs with medicine (MD/MPH), social work (MSW/MPH), and pharmacy (PharmD/MPH), and the PhD in Epidemiology offers a dual-degree program with medicine (MD/PhD).

Highlights of VCU’s training programs include:

  • Careful match of student to advisor and mentoring team
  • Goal setting, strategic mapping of educational program
  • Active learning in classrooms
  • Experiential learning from day one in the program
  • Opportunities to attend professional conferences
  • Workshops to hone oral presentation skills
  • Leadership development and leadership opportunities
  • Community of learning and supportive educational environment
  • Students can also enroll in one of VCU’s certificate programs

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Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Ph.D. in Epidemiology

Prepares students to become independent, competent and self-directed research scientists and conduct outstanding clinical and population-based research.

About the PhD

Master of Public Health

Prepares students committed to public health careers in either the public, private, or nonprofit sectors

About the MPH