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Epidemiology Graduate Programs

Master's and Doctoral Degrees

The Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, offers a master’s degree in Public Health, with concentrations in Epidemiology and Applied Public Health, and a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. Dual options are also available - for the MPH program, with medicine (MD/MPH), social work (MSW/MPH), or pharmacy (PharmD/MPH); for the PhD in Epidemiology, with medicine (MD/PhD). Selecting the right graduate training program for your educational needs and career objectives is critical.

Highlights of VCU’s training programs:

  • 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 research meetings
  • 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

Graduate students in public health and epidemiology may also want to pursue post-baccalaureate certificates offered by other VCU departments in topics related to public health. See the examples below and explore other possibilities in the VCU Graduate Bulletin.

Certificate in Aging Studies (College of Health Professions)

Certificate in Criminal Justice (L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs)

Certificate in Gender Violence Intervention (L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs)

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (L. Dougas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs)

Certificate in Nonprofit Management  (L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs)

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