Laura Hungerford, Department Head
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Phone: 540-231-3945
Fax: 540-231-7007
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Population Health Sciences
205 Duck Pond Drive
VA-MD Vet Med (0442)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

About the department

The Department of Population Health Sciences was established in June 2011 and houses Virginia Tech's public health undergraduate and graduate programs. The department's responsibilities and activities include the following:

  • Partner with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in offering the Master of Public Health
  • Organize, administer, and provide accountability and budget oversight for the Public Health Program
  • Facilitate the process toward accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health
  • Engage in research and outreach initiatives related to human and animal health
  • Mentor Ph.D. and M.S. students enrolled in the college's Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Program and involved in public health research

Virginia Tech’s Public Health Program is grounded in an interdisciplinary One Health approach.

  • The undergraduate program offers the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in public health (BSPH), as well as a minor in public health.
  • The 42-credit professional Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides students with the advanced skills and expertise necessary to join the public health workforce. Administered by VA-MD Vet Med in partnership with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.