The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is a two-year program offered by the School of Medicine for physicians and other doctoral-level health care professionals. The primary objective of the program is to provide training for clinical and patient-oriented researchers who will conduct non-experimental studies or clinical trials with large sample sizes. The MPH includes didactic course work, public health practicum and mentored research, the latter resulting in a thesis.

The MPH program is open to physicians who have completed their residency training or other health care professionals at a comparable level. Normally, applicants will be clinical research fellows or faculty who seek training for a future career in epidemiologic, clinical, or health services research or health administration.

A five-year joint MD/MPH degree is offered for students interested in acquiring tools needed to conceptualize and conduct studies using the methods accepted by the premiere medical journals. Students in the joint degree program apply separately to the MPH program and the MD program and must demonstrate a level of independence typically associated with fellowship or junior faculty status.

For more information and an application visit the Master of Public Health web site or contact:

Annie Smart, Program Coordinator
MPH Program
Department of Preventive Medicine
Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 2100
1500 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-343-6338
Fax: 615-343-8722

E-mail: annie.smart@vanderbilt.edu