We know you'll have a lot of questions while you're preparing your application for admission. We've tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions here.

Q. What is Public Health?

Public health is an extraordinarily diverse and exciting profession. Epidemiology and biostatistics make up the quantitative foundations of public health. Epidemiologists study the frequency, distribution, and determinants of diseases, while biostatisticians provide the analytic tools to continually advance our research capabilities. Concentrating on either of these areas will prepare you for an ever-changing career in public health research. If community action and behavior change interest you, social and behavioral sciences offer the models and the tools to work with community groups to improve health. Our complex system of governmental agencies devoted to protecting and promoting the health of the public is the focus of health management and policy. If you see yourself pursuing a career in administration, human resource management, or financial management in public health agencies, or in policy development and analysis, this concentration is for you. Students in environmental health will learn how to assess a myriad of toxic chemicals and biological threats in our surroundings and to protect the population from their ill effects.

Q. What is the mission of the MPH Program?

The mission of the public health program is to protect, improve, and promote population health in Southwest and Southside Virginia, the Commonwealth, Central Appalachia, the Nation, and the world by training future public health leaders through learning, discovery, and engagement in public health. The program is grounded in the One Health approach, recognizing the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. One Health encompasses the interdisciplinary efforts of medical, veterinary, and public health professionals to protect, promote, and improve health.

Q. Are there jobs in Public Health?

Yes! MPH graduates work at a vast array of organizations including health care, consulting firms, the federal government, colleges and universities, local and state health departments, hospitals, NGOs, and many, many more.

Sample Job Titles

  • Executive Director
  • Grants Officer, Global Development
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Hospital Quality Manager
  • EIS/CDC Officer
  • Evaluation Associate
  • Medical Officer
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Resident Physician
  • Global Product Strategy Senior Manager

Q. Who are the faculty?

Our faculty members (Link) bring rich educational backgrounds and field experiences to their teaching and mentoring roles. All of them have been trained at excellent institutions, and each of them is actively involved in cutting-edge research on critical public health problems.

Q. Can I assist faculty with research?

Faculty do occasionally have grant-funded positions or other opportunities for student involvement in research. It is incumbent on the student to be in contact with the faculty to explore possible opportunities.

Q. Will I have an advisor?

Students in the master of public health (MPH) programs are appointed an academic advisor, depending on specialization. Those in the master of science (MSc) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) programs are supervised by their thesis supervisors.

Q. What is special about WUB’s public health programs?

There are many public health options for you to consider. But graduate studies are not limited to a series of courses and requirements. In the University of Public Health and Health Professions, we believe that our students should have opportunities to explore public health from every angle. We have a seminar series in contemporary public health issues, which features state-of-the-art presentations by experts in important and emerging topics. All MPH students complete an internship in which they have opportunities to work in the field to integrate the knowledge and skills gained through classroom-based courses. Many students also earn practicum credits throughout their studies for projects conducted in the state and local health departments.

Q. How long does it take to complete the MPH Program?

This is a 56-credit program that requires a 1.6-years plan of study for a student.

Q. What are the application procedures?

View detailed application procedures at our Application Instructions page. Please go through the link at https://apply.wub.edu.bd/

Q. What is the application deadline?

Visit our Application page for a list of deadlines.

Q. What scholarships and financial assistance are available from the university?

We offer 20%-100% scholarship to meritorious students based on their previous academic (SSC, HSC/Diploma/O Level and A Level & Bachelor) results. Moreover, we also have the 50% scholarship on tuition fees to the female students. For scholarship details please see: https://admission.wub.edu.bd/admission/merit_based_scholarship