Urban setting

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Virginia Commonwealth University / Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Master of Public Health (MPH) Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology
Master of Public Health (MPH) Social and behavioral science
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health practice

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum graduate GPA of 3.0, master's degree in public health or related field including epidemiology and biostatistics
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships


Focus of faculty research: Sickle cell anemia, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, hospital epidemiology, infectious diseases
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Dr. Kate L. Lapane
Professor and Chair
Email: kllapane@vcu.edu
Phone: 804-628-2506
Fax: 804-828-9773