OUR PROGRAMS

The Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health are committed to excellence in the didactic and research education of masters and doctoral degree students. We educate academic professionals pursuing careers that support the nation through service in the government or public sectors.

Our graduate students are integral partners in advancing biomedical research and public health practice here at the university and around the world. They not only participate in and enrich the intellectual and scientific work of the laboratories in which they are educated, they represent the next generation of scholars who will overcome the scientific challenges that will confront practitioners of military medicine and public health.

 

RESOURCES

Leadership

“USU’s graduate students, as well as our post-doctoral trainees, learn from, work with, and assist USU faculty members who are generating the high impact science that advances military medicine and promotes global health security.”

Eric Elster, M.D.
DEAN, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

WHAT MAKES USU DIFFERENT?

Excellence. Graduate Education at USU trains both civilian and uniformed students together, allowing for unique connections in the classroom and research settings. These particular collaborations underscore USU’s mission to create an academic environment rich with diversity of thought and focused on service beyond self.

Collaboration. We are home to several prestigious research centers within the federal government, including the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, the Collaborative Health Initiative Research Program, and the Murtha Cancer Center. These research centers provide graduate students with an unparalleled network of opportunity for scientific understanding, exposure, and professional growth.

Support. From orientation through graduation, students will be surrounded by supportive faculty and administrators who will mentor them in critical thinking and effective action. USU gives students the tools to develop not only as knowledge experts, but as a competent professionals equipped to influence and contribute to society productively and with integrity.

Opportunity. With no tuition, and for civilian students, no payback time commitment, students are uniquely positioned to thrive and succeed as they move forward.

 

OUR PARTNERS

260+

students

16

different programs

120+

million dollars in research funding

>50

student publications in the last 5 years

LIFE BEYOND USU: SCIENTIFIC LEADERS

USU graduates are highly successful in forging rewarding scientific careers in government, military, academia and biotechnology. Many PhD graduates continue their training and serve in coveted positions within the federal government, including the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, National Park Service, U.S. Patent Office, and the Indian Health Service. From these positions, our graduates help to shape the nation’s scientific trajectory by participating in cutting-edge research, policymaking and grant administration. Some graduates continue to serve the Department of Defense from within the Pentagon or at esteemed military academies and research institutions, including USU. Others hold traditional postdoctoral or faculty positions at top universities and other academic institutions throughout the country, or enter the private sector through jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, business, and law. No matter the path, USU graduates are well-equipped to lead fruitful careers that influence all aspects of military and civilian health in a positive manner.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

GRADUATE EDUCATION OFFICE

4301 Jones Bridge Road
Building A, Room A1045
(301) 295-9474/3913
graduateprogram@usuhs.edu

 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL DOCTOR DEGREES

MD/PhD Physician Scientist

  • Medicine/Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine/Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Medicine/Neuroscience
  • Medicine/Public Health

MASTER’S DEGREES

Master of Health Services Administration & Policy

Master of Health Professions Education

Master of Public Health

Master of Science in Public Health

Master of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

DOCTORAL DEGREES

PhD in Clinical Psychology

PhD in Emerging Infectious Diseases

PhD in Environmental & Occupational Health

PhD in Health Professions Education

PhD in Medical Psychology

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology

PhD in Neuroscience

PhD in Public Health

PhD in Vector Biology (formerly Medical Zoology)

CERTIFICATES & PROGRAMS

Global Health and Global Health Engagement Certificate

Health Professions Education Certificates

  • Introduction Health Professions Education Certificate
  • Foundations Health Professions Education Certificate
  • Advanced Health Professions Education Certificate

 

Medical Tropical Medicine Certificate

Tropical Medicine & Traveler’s Health Certificate