Milken Institute School of Public Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
MPH Program Overview
The MPH Program from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or USU, is much different from other MPH programs around the nation. While the fundamentals are unchanged, this campus based program provides unique programs that focus on health protection, disaster medicine, extreme environment adaptation, tropical diseases, and various public health issues that confront military populations. It provides an in depth look at all of these issues and more and helps graduates better enhance the public health of the armed services.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
The central tenants of public health are still the same here, and the core courses still cover the main areas of public health. These core areas are also the primary focus of several of the specialized areas of concentration, which include:
• Biostatistics and Epidemiology
• Environmental and Occupational Health
• Global Health
• Health Services Administration
• Tropical Public Health
Within the program students will learn to understand all aspects of health delivery services, public health programs, health risks, and more.
Admission requirements include:
• Complete college transcripts
• Employment History
• Bachelor’s or higher degree
• GRE scores
• Three letters of recommendation
• TOEFL scores for international students
• Additional requirements may exist as well
Students enrolling in this program may also face various requirements depending upon the area of concentration that they select to focus their studies on.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
The MPH Program is unique in that it is designed for civilians as well as military members. There is no tuition for attendance here, and civilian students are not required to serve in the military after graduation. Because of this and the quality of the programs, competition for admittance into the program is very fierce and only 170 students are enrolled in the graduate school in a given year.