Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences and Public Health Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences and Public Health Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD
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January 1
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12 Departments and Programs
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences & Public Health

The School of Medicine Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health at Uniformed Services University offers students the chance to pursue a wide range of graduate degrees in a highly unique environment focused on a mission of service to the nation. While the University is open to military and civilian applicants alike, approximately fifty percent of the graduates are military officers who serve the federal biomedical enterprise.

Key areas of strength in these Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health include infectious disease, neuroscience, and preventive medicine research. Students also join distinguished faculty in groundbreaking research pertaining to areas specific to the Department of Defense, such as combat casualty care or radiation biology.

The "America's Medical School" is Located Just Outside of Nation's Capitol

Dubbed the "America's Medical School," Uniformed Services University was established by Congress in 1972 to provide medical and public health degrees with a focus on protecting those in the military. The School of Medicine Graduate Programs were established in 1980 to train basic scientists and public health practitioners.

The University is located just outside of Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland, in a park-like setting that is across the street from the National Institutes of Health and adjacent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Medical School with a Unique Mission

The School of Medicine Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health is part of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. The School of Medicine is accredited by the MSCHE and the LCME.

World-Class Research Facilities

Students in Uniformed Services University graduate programs enjoy access to state-of-the-art research facilities, either within each department or affiliated with the university.

Degree Programs

Master's degree programs offered through the School of Medicine Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health cover a broad range of specialties, with degrees including a Master of Science in Public Health, Masters in Healthcare Administration and Policy, Master of Military Medical History, Master of Public Health, and Master of Tropical Health and Hygiene.

Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Ph.D.) are offered in Clinical Psychology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Medical and Clinical Psychology, and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. A combined MD/PhD Program is also offered.

Graduate Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases

This interdisciplinary program has two academic tracks within the field of emerging infectious diseases: microbiology and immunology, or preventive medicine/parasitology, with primary interest in the pathogenesis, host response, pathology and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Research training emphasizes modern methods in molecular biology, cell biology and interdisciplinary approaches.

Graduate Program in Molecular & Cell Biology

This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program offers training to address many of the fundamental questions of modern biology ranging from protein-nucleic acid interactions to cytokines, growth factors, and developmental biology. Prospective students should have a background in biological or chemical sciences. Study for the M.S. degree is available to uniformed officers.

Graduate Program in Neuroscience

This is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program for students with strong training in the biological, behavioral, and/or physical sciences. Research includes development, regeneration, and plasticity in the nervous system, molecular neurobiology, and adaptive responses of the nervous system to stress, injury, and a changing environment. Integrated instruction in the development, structure, function and pathology of the nervous system and its interaction with the environment is provided.

Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology

Doctoral programs and research in medical psychology emphasize the application of psychology to behavioral medicine and to clinical psychology. Study in applied areas on the interface of health, psychology, and behavior, and in basic areas of psychology is offered. An American Psychological Association-accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. program is offered to selected members of the Uniformed Services.

Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

Graduate Programs in Public Health are offered at the master's and doctoral levels. The Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (MTM&H), Master of Health Administration and Policy (MHAP) and the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) programs are designed for students with at least 3 years of experience in a health-related field. The Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) program prepares individuals for leadership roles in research, teaching, or policy development, with a particular emphasis on public health issues of global or military significance. Two Ph.D. programs are offered: Medical Zoology, for students with a master's degree in entomology or parasitology who wish to pursue further study in field-oriented medical parasitology or vector biology; and Environmental Health Sciences, which includes environmental health science research particularly in the area of military-relevant exposure assessment.

Location & Contact

Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences and Public Health

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

A1045 Graduate Education Office 4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States

Dr. Gregory Mueller

Associate Dean

Phone: 301-295-3507

Tina Finley

Administrative Officer

Phone: 301-295-3642
Fax: 301-295-6772

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Medical And Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [clinical psychology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [medical psychology]
    • Preventive Medicine And Biometrics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [environmental health sciences]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [medical zoology]
      Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH) [public health]
      Master of Public Health (MPH) [public health]
      Master of Science (MS) [healthcare administration and policy]
      Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) [public health]
      Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (MTMH) [tropical medicine and hygiene]
    • Emerging Infectious Diseases Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Molecular And Cell Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees 50
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


17% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 598
    • Accepted 104
    • Acceptance Rate 17
    • Enrolled 77
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students240
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students240
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown8%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty4,416
    • Full-time Percentage8%
    • Part-time Percentage92%
    • Female Percentage23%
    • Male Percentage77%