Eastern Virginia Medical School – Old Dominion University

P.O. Box 1980 Norfolk, Virginia 23507-1607

MPH Program Overview

The MPH program from Eastern Virginia Medical School is provided in collaboration with Old Dominion University.  It focuses on giving grads the skills needed to find jobs in the fields of research, public health, and healthcare management.  There are several different specialized tracks one can enroll in and the degree will actually be granted by both schools.  Classes are on campus and taught during three terms.  The program is completed within two years in most cases.  Graduates will be able to assume jobs in the private or public sector assessing health issues, developing and implementing public health or health awareness programs, and more.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

This program is made up of forty six credit hours.  The core curriculum makes up eighteen of those credit hours.  Examples of core classes include:

  • Public Health Administration and Management
  • Principles of Environmental Health Science
  • Introduction to Public Health Practice
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Statistical Reasoning for Public Health

The remaining credits will be earned under the various specialized areas of the program.  Concentration areas include the following:

  • Health Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health

Depending upon the specific concentration you choose your classes will vary, with each concentration carrying different courses to enroll in.

MPH Admissions

Several different requirements exist for enrollment in the MPH program including:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institutions
  • GPA of 2.5 is required, but those with a 3.5 GPA will be given preference for admission purposes
  • GRE with combined Verbal and Quantitative scores of 800, 3.5 analytical.  Again, a preference is awarded to those with scores above 1000.
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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The overall cost per credit hour is 776 dollars for those students enrolling in-state, and 825 dollars per credit hour for those enrolling from out of state.  This doesn’t include fees, and all payments are due at the beginning of the term.  There are several loans, scholarships, and grants that students can apply for to help cover the costs.

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