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Admitted Applicants

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program!

Please review the information below and check back for updates throughout the spring and summer.

For questions, contact Annie or your track director:

The Vanderbilt MPH Program is committed to supporting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and the broader Vanderbilt and Nashville communities. We are fortunate that the small size of the program gives us the flexibility to adapt and continue to provide high quality, individualized training in public health, while following the protocols in the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan.

Assistantships and Student Employment

Assistantships are paid, part-time positions on campus that allow MPH students to build relevant experience and marketable skills while completing their degree. Students work with faculty members on public health programs or research and earn an hourly wage. The positions are open to MPH students from all tracks, and most do not require any prior experience. Assistantships could potentially lead to a practicum or culminating experience, or even a full-time job offer after graduation.

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VU Visitor Guidelines

We invite you to explore campus through this interactive map, which includes locations on campus that MPH students frequent, as well as some popular dining options within walking distance of campus. Please follow Vanderbilt University visitor guidelines while on campus.


Get to know the Vanderbilt MPH Program! Connect with track directors and follow social media to get a glimpse at the breadth of public health activities at Vanderbilt.



Bill Heerman, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Epidemiology Track, MPH Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Muktar Aliyu, M.B.B.S., Dr.PH., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Epidemiology Track, MPH Program
Associate Director for Research, VIGH

Epidemiology track students engage with faculty members with expertise in epidemiology in various departments and divisions across Vanderbilt.

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Epidemiology Center Grand Rounds


Marie H. Martin, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Co-Director, Global Health Track, MPH Program
Associate Director, Education and Training, VIGH

Assistant Professor, Health Policy

Elizabeth Rose, M.Ed., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Global Health Track, MPH Program
Training and Development Coordinator, VIGH

Students in the Global Health track work closely with faculty members affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).

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Global Health Grand Rounds


David Stevenson, Ph.D.
Director, Health Policy Track, MPH Program

Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Health Policy

Students in the Health Policy track work closely with faculty members in the Department of Health Policy.

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All incoming students are required to submit immunization records and tuberculosis (TB) information. This should be completed over the summer, as soon as you have activated your VU student VUnetID and before you arrive on campus.

Vanderbilt University does not require its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, some institutions with which VU maintains educational affiliations, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), require students to be vaccinated prior to in-person training at their facilities. Incoming students will receive information from Vanderbilt Student Health regarding applicable requirements and instructions for providing documentation. The Vanderbilt MPH Program may require its students to participate in educational activities at VUMC.

Check here for the most up-to-date information about COVID vaccines for academic year 2022-2023.

Immunization Requirements

An immunization hold will be placed on your student account and you will not be able to register for Fall 2022 courses until the immunization form has been received by the Student Health Center and you are considered compliant with the immunization requirements.

It may take up to 7 days for the Student Health Center to review your documents after you have submitted them. Once you are considered compliant, you will receive an email to your VU student email account and the immunization hold will be removed from your student account within 24 hours.

For questions, contact

We look forward to welcoming you to the Vanderbilt community! Below you will find the next steps for starting the process to obtain your I-20.

First, accept our offer of admission by completing the Intent to Enroll form by April 15, 2022 to secure your spot in the entering class.

International Student & Scholars Services (ISSS)

This spring, you will receive an email requesting you to claim your VUnetID within a few days. The VUnetID will be your username that identifies you to most computer-based systems at Vanderbilt.

Once you complete that process, you will receive an email from the International Students & Scholars Services (ISSS) at Vanderbilt with instructions on how to enter the International Students & Scholars Portal to start the process of applying for your I-20, the document you will need to apply for your F-1 student visa. It is in your best interest to start the process as soon as possible upon receiving the email from ISSS.

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Did you know….

Our Hometown: Nashville

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There are nine top 10 metro areas within a two-hour flight from Nashville?
New York, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington, DC, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston

Nashville was ranked #4 in the 2021 by Policom in their annual Metropolitan Economic Strength rankings.

Nashville was ranked #15 in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report for Best Places to Live in America? Key criteria include affordability, job market, desirability and quality of life.

Fortune Magazine has named Nashville as one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family?

There are nearly 400 health care companies that have operations in Nashville and work on a multi-state, national or international basis?

Vanderbilt University requires all full-time, degree-seeking students to be covered by a health insurance plan that is comparable to or exceeds the Student Health Insurance Plan, commonly referred to as SHIP.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Policies

U.S. students who have other insurance that exceeds or is comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan may submit a request to waive the insurance. The online waiver form must be submitted by August 1. A VU student VUnetID is required. Students who wish to waive coverage are required to complete an online waiver form before the beginning of each academic year.

Vanderbilt Parking Services

Students have several options for campus parking. Please review the information provided by Vanderbilt Parking Services.

Vanderbilt students have free access to Nashville’s WeGo local buses, regional buses and WeGo Star with their Commodore Card (student ID badge). This service is available for any place and time, not only when commuting to and from campus.

Bus Schedules and Maps

The WeGo bus routes with stops closest to campus are:

Click here for additional transportation options.

The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for verifying the completion of external degrees for incoming graduate/professional students. All entering students in the School of Medicine must have their prior degrees verified in order to register for Fall 2022 courses.

If your application in SOPHAS includes your verified official transcripts or official WES credential evaluation for completed degrees, then you do not need to submit additional transcripts or documentation.

If your application in SOPHAS contains an official transcript or WES credential evaluation for a degree in progress, then you are required to submit an official transcript from your university (or required documentation for international degrees), showing that you have completed the degree. A final, official transcript should list the degree(s) awarded and the month and year of conferment. The required documentation should be sent directly from your college or university to the Vanderbilt University registrar’s office. Submit your final degree documentation by July 1, 2022 to ensure you can register for Fall courses. For questions, contact

Tuition and Fees

Cost of Attendance

Every May, the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust finalizes the tuition and student fees for the upcoming academic year, and they are published by the Office of Student Accounts.

Anticipated tuition rates for the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • Year 1: $41,997
  • Year 2: $20,998

Full-time program tuition based on anticipated 2022-2023 rates: $62,995